Job type full-time
Full job description
The episodic care manager is responsible for performing medical reviews to assess, facilitate, and coordinate the delivery of health care services for members based on medical necessity and contractual benefitsEffectively coordinate with providers, members and internal staff to support the delivery of high quality and cost-effective care across the health care system.
Clinical evaluation and review
Receive assigned cases (through service form or task list) for varied member services (i.eInpatient, outpatient, dme)
Review and evaluate cases for medical necessity against medical policy, benefits and/or care guidelines and regulations.
Complete work in accordance with timeliness, production, clinical quality/accuracy and compliance standards
Provide notifications to member and/or provider, according to regulatory requirements.
Assess appropriateness for secondary case review by the medical director (md) for denials and coordinate as needed.
May coordinate peer-to-peer review upon provider request when members’ health conditions do not meet guidelines
Communicate and collaborate effectively with internal and external clinical/non-clinical staff (including mds) to coordinate members’ plan of care to optimal levels
Facilitate ongoing information exchange among individuals involved with the care of the member such as the primary care provider (pcp), managing physician, caregivers, community resources, or other ancillary services.
Identify, assess and facilitate discharge planning needs and case management, behavioral health or disease management referrals.
Consult with mds to make recommendations for alternative settings of care when appropriate.
May partner with providers in onsite capacity as needed to act as a liaison between members and internal and external case management/discharge planning.
Appropriately and fully document outcome of reviews and demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyze clinical information
Utilize detailed clinical knowledge to summarize clinical review against the criteria/guidelines to provide necessary information for mds.
Rn with three (3) years of previous clinical nursing experience or lpn with five (5) years of previous clinical nursing experience.
Proficiency with a microsoft windows operating system
Must have valid license to practice nursing within the us and have started application for nc nursing license.
Very strong clinical skills (medsurg/icu)