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Case Manager IHR- Marianjoy, Casual, Day’s

Northwestern Medicine
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This is an on-call/casual position with no guaranteed hours to cover staffing needs at Marianjoy in Wheaton.

Handles caseload of patients as determined by manager. Forwards assessments and clinical data to payers and external providers to facilitate transitions and payment. Communicates team conference and POC recommendations to patient and family and to third parties as indicated. Assists with facilitation of team conference to ensure that patient continues to meet LOC criteria and is progressing toward discharge goals in conjunction with interdisciplinary team. Works with interdisciplinary team on ensuring procurement of discharge needs for patient in terms of DME, clinical services and ongoing care to support a safe transition to an appropriate LOC. Facilitates family training as needed in order to support a safe transition to the next LOC. Assesses need for and provides referrals to community resources to support the patient safely in the community setting. Coordinates with patient/financial services and admissions to ensure smooth transitions between levels of care and manage concurrent denials. Provides ongoing education to interdisciplinary team on patient's insurance benefits and status of LOS approval. Requests authorization for continued stay from payers as recommended by interdisciplinary team through concurrent review process. Coordinates appeals on any concurrent denials of requests for continued stay. Reviews patients progress and medical necessity for continued stay against protocol and benchmarks and communicates with attending physician and team. Monitors and communicates resource utilization with attending physician. Identifies variances from established benchmarks on cost/outcome/LOS and notify physician and team. Obtains authorization as required from payer for any special services or procedures. Case Managers in pediatrics assist with managing referrals for IRF and outpatient services as well as assists with referral development objectives. Case Managers in Pediatrics. AA/EOE.

Required: Bachelor's degree in Nursing with current RN license in the state of Illinois. OR Master's Degree in Social Work with current LSW or LCSW license in the state of Illinois. Preferred: Previous experience with Case Management and/or Discharge Planning in a hospital setting. Previous experience in a rehabilitation setting.

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