Harper Hospital Registered Nurse Case Manager in Detroit, Michigan

Job Title RN Case Manager Job Location Name Harper Hospital Job Description The RN Case Manager is responsible to facilitate care along a continuum through effective resource coordination to help patients achieve optimal health, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources, balanced with the patient s resources and right to self-determination. The individual in this position has overall responsibility for ensuring that care is provided at the appropriate level of care based on medical necessity and to assess the patient for transition needs to promote timely throughput, safe discharge and prevent avoidable readmissions. This position integrates national standards for case management scope of services including: Utilization Management supporting medical necessity and denial prevention. Transition Management promoting appropriate length of stay, readmission prevention and patient satisfaction. Care Coordination by demonstrating throughput efficiency while assuring care is the right sequence and at appropriate level of care. Compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements, TJC accreditation standards and Tenet policy. Education provided to physicians, patients, families and caregivers. The individual s responsibilities include the following activities: a) accurate medical necessity screening and submission for Physician Advisor review, b) care coordination, c) transition planning assessment and reassessment, d) implementation or oversight of implementation of the transition plan, e) leading and facilitating multi-disciplinary patient care conferences, f) managing concurrent disputes, g) making appropriate referrals to other departments, h ) identifying and referring complex patients to Social Work Services, i) communicating with patients and families about the plan of care, j) collaborating with physicians, office staff and ancillary departments, k) leading and facilitating Complex Case Review, l) assuring patient education is completed to support post-acute needs , m) timely complete and concise documentation in Case Management system, n ) maintenance of accurate patient demographic and insurance information, o) identification and documentation of potentially avoidable days, p) identification and reporting over and underutilization, q) and other duties as assigned. POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Utilization Management: Balances clinical and financial requirements and resources in advocating for patient needs with judicious resource management. Assures the patient is in the appropriate status and level of care based on Medical Necessity process and submits case for Secondary Physician review per Tenet policy. Ensures timely communication of clinical data to payers to support admission, level of care, length of stay and authorization for post-acute services . Advocates for the patient and hospital with payers to secure appropriate payment for services rendered. Promotes prudent utilization of all resources (fiscal, human, environmental, equipment and services) by evaluating resources available to the patient and balancing cost and quality to assure optimal clinical and financial outcomes. Identifies and documents Avoidable Days using the data to address opportunities for improvement. Prevents denials and disputes by communicating with payers and documenting relevant information. Coordinates clinical care (medical necessity, appropriateness of care and resource utilization for admission, continued stay, discharge and post- acute care) compared to evidence-based practice, internal and external requirements. (30% daily, essential)lt