The case manager is a licensed professional who coordinates and facilitates the ongoing care and appropriate discharge plan of a specific caseload of patients through the continuum of care. The case manager collaborates with members of the health care team, the patient, and their family to assure effective, efficient, and appropriate care and outcomes. Fiscal responsibilities include management of utilization, providing clinical information to payors and assuring appropriate reimbursement.
The case manager independently manages a specific case load of patients as identified by the Resource Management Department and CareLines. The case manager analyzes patient information and assess each patient's functional status and decision-making ability in relation to the continuum of care and discharge needs. The case manager collaborates with the health care team, patient, and family in planning and facilitating the achievement of expected outcomes for patients. Each treatment plan is evaluated for appropriate quality outcomes and utilization of resources.