About Us


The mission of the Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management (APLCM) is to support the evolving role of physician advisors, physician case management and transitions of care leaders, medical directors and chief medical officers who work with case management teams. Support for the physician role in the case management team includes collaboration, networking, research, education, training, knowledge and publication opportunity.


Founded in November 2017, APLCM is a nonprofit association with the support of the American Case Management Association (ACMA) resources, member benefits and financial support. APLCM’s Board develops and directs activities to benefit the physician care management community, the physician members of ACMA and ultimately patients and families. ACMA and the APLCM Founding Board both respect multidisciplinary collaboration to define and supporting the practice.


With the formation of the APLCM, ACMA seeks to broaden its support for the integrated case management team and specifically the physician advisor role.

ACMA provides thought-leadership and expertise including education, training and certification for case management and transitions of care professionals. Since its inception in 1999, ACMA has promoted a collaborative practice model and has led to the establishment of standards for the case management practice. Foundational to all ACMA activity is the principle that case management is not the domain of one clinical discipline but rather demands the blend of multiple disciplines to ensure that patients receive high-quality, cost-effective and accessible care in their transitions across the health care continuum.

Physician engagement, roles and leadership in case management are increasingly visible in evolving organizational structures and models of care management. ACMA has always included physicians in its membership, although the percentage of participants has been smaller compared to nurses and social workers. With its commitment to provide support, education, training and networking to all case management professionals, ACMA has historically included physician-developed content in its publications and developed a physician advisor course library in its Compass online learning system that teaches and tests solid foundational knowledge in case management and physician advisory practices.

Board of Directors


Stephen Crouch, MD
Medical Director
Advocate Aurora Health


Ariana Peters Patnode, DO, FACOI, FHM
Consultant, Division of Hospital Internal Medicine;
Medical Director, Care Management;
MCA Lead Physician Advisor, Clinical Documentation Integrity;
Physician Advisor
Mayo Clinic


Teresa Jacobs, MD
Medical Director and Professor
University of Michigan

John Eanes, II, MD
Medical Director, Utilization Management / Case Management
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Rebecca Severe, MD
Medical Director of Care Management for Greater Milwaukee South Market
Advocate Aurora Health

Sweta Singh, MD, CMPC
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan Medical School

Stephanie Kivi, MD
Physician Advisor
Mayo Clinic Health System

Michael-Anne Browne, MD
Associate CMO
Stanford Children's Health

Nate Henderson, DO, CPE, FACP
Chief Medical Officer, VP Clinical Quality
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Executive Director

Michelle Murphey Porter, CAE

Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management
17200 Chenal Parkway Ste 300 #345
Little Rock, AR 72223
Phone: 501-227-5400
Fax: 501-227-4247