Real-life Transformers Won’t Disappoint at #CMSA2017
By Tai, Allsup
My teenage son felt let down and a little angry after spending $13.50 to view the latest Transformers movie, “The Last Knight.” I guess he should have read the reviews before parting with his money. “Rolling Stone” called the movie “all kinds of awful,” and “2017’s most toxic film byproduct.”
I’m sure the reviews for the Case Management Society of America’s (CMSA) national conference will be better. This year’s theme is “Transforming Case Management” and representatives from Team Allsup are looking forward to meeting some real-life “transformers” in Austin next week.
Allsup is a longtime sponsor of this educational conference for healthcare professionals. According to the CMSA, care managers are advocates who help patients understand their health status, what they can do about it, and why those treatments are important. They guide patients and connect them with other professionals and resources. They often connect patients with Allsup, thanks to Dawn Sachteleben, manager of Allsup’s healthcare provider network.
Fueled by the desire to make a difference in people’s lives, Dawn consistently finds new ways to reach out and equip healthcare providers with the information and resources they need to help patients who have to stop working due to a severe disability. Dawn provides training and updates on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and related topics to healthcare providers nationwide.
Individuals and families rely on case managers to help them understand their illness, how to follow their treatment plan, and steps they can take to achieve the best possible health outcomes and quality of life. However, helping people determine whether they are eligible for programs like SSDI is not always a core case management responsibility. Connecting with resources that can do that for them is essential.
“Allsup helps case managers and their patients by providing expert SSDI assistance, including a free online eligibility assessment and information on how to apply for disability,” said Dawn.
“I am a transformer, too—transforming the way people apply for Social Security disability one case manager, one referral and one patient at a time.”