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Muller, Lynn S., JD, BA-HCM, RN, CCM; Fink-Samnick, Ellen, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP

doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000364
Departments: Legal & Regulatory Issues

Lynn S. Muller, JD, BA-HCM, RN, CCM, is a nurse-attorney and independent professional case manager. Dr. Muller is an adjunct professor in the MSN and DNP programs at Saint Peter's University of New Jersey where she received her bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management. Dr. Muller is the Contributing Editor of the Professional Case Management journal, the official journal of CMSA, and has authored more than 50 articles and the legal chapters of the fourth edition of Case Management: A Practical Guide for Education and Practice, the legal chapter the third edition of the CMSA Core Curriculum for Case Management, and the Legal and Ethical Issues Chapter of Leadership & Nursing Care Management (6th Ed.). Dr. Muller is a contributor to the CMSA Career & Knowledge Pathways Project and Standards of Practice for Case Management. She is also a contributor for the CCMC Case Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) and a former commissioner of CCMC, where she now serves on the Professional Development and Education Subcommittee and as a Facilitator for the CCMC Certification 360 Immersion Training. Dr. Muller is a past president of the NJ Chapter of CMSA and a former member of the Board of Directors of CMSA of New York City.

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP, is Principal, EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC, is an award-winning industry thought leader who empowers health care's transdisciplinary workforce through professional speaking, writing, mentoring, and consultation. Known as “The Ethical Compass of Professional Case Management,” Ellen is an esteemed author with more than 100 publications to her credit. She has developed content for many of the industry's knowledge projects for case managers, including books, chapters, articles, and continuing education on the Ethical Use of Technology, Competency-Based Case Management, Collaborative Care, the Social Determinants of Health, and the various dimensions of Workplace Bullying. Her contributions to professional case management, ethics, and clinical social work transverse professional associations and credentialing organizations, including roles as subject matter expert, examination item writer, and leadership positions. She is a vibrant professional voice.

Address correspondence to Lynn S. Muller, JD, BA-HCM, RN, CCM, Muller & Muller, 15 West Main St, Ste C, P.O. Box 164, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 (

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