GENEX supervisor brings extensive case management experience to certification organization
September 16, 2015 â€“ Wayne, Pa. â€” Chikita Mann, RN, MSN, CCM, case manager supervisor for Georgia at GENEX Services, was recently elected to serve as a board member for the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).
As a new commissioner, Mann will serve on a board that governs one of the most active and prestigious certification organizations supporting the case management industry. CCMC is the first and largest nationally accredited organization that certifies case managers, with more than 37,000 professionals holding the Certified Case Manager (CCM) credential.
Mann will be involved in maintaining and advancing the Commission's efforts to promote consumer protection, quality case management practice, ethical standards and behavior, scientific knowledge development and dissemination through the CCM credential.
"This all-volunteer board brings energy and solid commitment to leadership," said Patrice Sminkey, the Commission's CEO. "With backgrounds ranging from geriatric nursing to social work, disability case management and academic leadership, our commissioners champion professional case management excellence through certification, education and advocacy programs and services."
A Commission volunteer for the past eight years, Mann's experience in case management plays a prominent role in her position as a GENEX disability case manager supervisor, where she is responsible for workers' compensation, short- and long- term disability and legal nurse consulting services. She views her new commissionership as a great opportunity to enhance the case manager's role on multidisciplinary teams in all areas of health care.
â€œI firmly believe that case management certification is the avenue to ensure the utilization of competent and knowledgeable case managers who understand and practice a holistic approach to patient care,â€ Mann said. â€œAs an elected leader of the board, I look forward to advancing the Commission's mission and vision of case management so it is always viewed and accepted as a vital component in improving the quality and delivery of health care.â€
Mann is one of twelve commissioners who serve on the CCMC board. She will serve a four-year term before she is up for reelection in 2019.
About GENEX Services LLC
GENEX Services (www.genexservices.com) is the trusted provider of managed care services that enables workers' compensation payers and risk managers to transform their bottom lines. GENEX is the most experienced managed care provider in the industry, with more than 2,900 employees and 47 service locations throughout North America. The company serves 381 of the top Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. today. In addition, GENEX is the only company that delivers high-quality clinical services enhanced by intelligent systems and 360-degree data analysis to consistently drive superior results related to medical, wage loss, and productivity costs associated with claims in the workers' compensation, disability, automobile, and health care systems.
About the Commission for Case Manager Certification
The Commission for Case Manager Certification is the first and largest nationally accredited organization that certifies more than 37,000 professional case managers. The Commission is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that oversees the process of case manager certification with its CCM credential. The Commission is positioned as the most active and prestigious certification organization supporting the practice of case management. For more information, visit www.ccmcertification.org.