The American Case Management Association (ACMA) has announced new content, course offerings and simulation scenarios with its 2020 Compass Directional Training and Advanced Care Transitions Simulation (ACTS) learning systems. These resources provide comprehensive learning, training and assessment content for new and experienced case management professionals.

The February 1 release of 2020 Compass will incorporate Transitions of Care (TOC) Standards throughout all content for all care settings including new and expanded courses in care management, behavioral health, social determinants and updates to federal regulations like the 2020 IPPS final rules. Compass can be used for validating the knowledge component of onboarding and annual competency, providing new continuing education opportunities for nursing, social work or those who have earned their Accredited Case Manager (ACM) or Case Management Administrator (CMAC) certification. In addition, Compass offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for physicians.

ACTS is simulation-based education for case managers and social workers that bridges the gap between theory and practice, making it a complement to Compass training. ACTS 2020 adds new educational content and scenarios in elder abuse, Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), stroke admission, advance care planning in ambulatory and acute care settings, and advance beneficiary notice.

Through live simulation scenarios and video format, health care facilities can enrich and validate case management competency in a safe environment. “As a seasoned case manager, after attending the SIM Lab I felt inspired, re-energized, focused and motivated to serve our patients,” said Neha Desai, MSW, Clinical Case Manager, Inova Loudoun Hospital.

Content for 2020 Compass and ACTS is developed and maintained by an interdisciplinary task force of case management and physician adviser leaders.