UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a free-standing, 50-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation facility located on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin. Our rehabilitation hospital opened in September 2015 and offers specialized programs for people who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions requiring inpatient rehabilitative services. Our goal is to help patients achieve their highest level of recovery with a goal of returning home as soon as able. The UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a partnership between UW Health, Unity Point Meriter and Kindred Healthcare.
The Case Manager coordinates management of care and ensures optimum utilization of resources, service delivery and compliance with external review agencies. Provides ongoing support and expertise through comprehensive assessment, care planning, plan implementation and overall evaluation of individual patient needs. Enhances the quality of patient management and satisfaction, to promote continuity of care and cost effectiveness through the integration of functions of case management, utilization review and management and discharge planning.
Provides ongoing support and expertise through comprehensive assessment, care coordination, plan implementation and overall evaluation of individual patient needs while ensuring patient preferences.
Serves as a patient advocate through resource utilization, discharge planning and addressing the holistic needs of the patient.
The Case Manager (CM) is responsible for providing care coordination including needs assessment and identification of care options, communication with patients and families in an interdisciplinary environment consistent with the position's qualifications, professional practices and ethical standards. The CM gathers and manages patient data related to case management, care planning, and QI analysis. The CM shall be accountable for carrying out all responsibilities in accordance with Kindred Healthcare CORE values.
Assists with departmental specific performance improvement initiatives collecting and reporting data as requested by supervisor.
As appropriate, consults other departmental staff to collaborate in patient care delivery, identify barriers to care and or discharge and develops solutions/resolution.
Completes documentation per workflow timeline and content requirements including completion of the Individual Plan of Care (IPoC) per CMS guidelines.
Schedules family conferences and/or communicates with caregiver following each team conference and more often as needed to keep patient and designated caregiver informed of progress and provides appropriate information related to goal achievement, course of rehabilitation stay, and plans for discharge.
Coordinates weekly patient care team conferences to facilitate development, monitoring and refinement of treatment plan to achieve identified patient goals and outcomes.
Reviews the patient's assigned CMG and helps the team identify any potential missed co-morbid conditions that are actively being treated during the patient's stay. Communicates any findings to the HIM team.
Communicates effectively with nursing, therapy and other ancillary departments to ensure proper utilization.
If no Lead Case Manager, participates as the facility representative for national CM Conference calls and communicates new information to the facility CMs.
Assists with concurrent and retrospective utilization review activities including denials and appeals. Works with physicians to conduct peer review with payer medical director when indicated.
Ensures clinical updates are provided to all insurance payers when due and all payer communications are documented in Meditech.
Coordinates discharge planning needs including but not limited to; home health services, physician follow up care, durable medical equipment, medical supplies, healthcare services, outpatient therapy, dialysis, skilled nursing care, assisted living care, hospice care, private duty care, etc. Coordinates all patient care needs prior to discharge ensuring a safe thorough discharge plan. Ensures patient choice is offered and documented as per CMS' Conditions of Participation for Discharge Planning.
Identifies trends that impact the quality, cost effectiveness, patient experience and delivery of care services and brings to departmental leadership meetings for discussion and action.
Performs intake assessment on patient within 24 to 72 hours of admission, preferably within 48 hours.
Performs follow-up assessments per Case Management Plan and/or hospital policy.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Current Registered Nurse or Social Work licensure or Masters or Bachelors in Social Work as required in the state where the hospital is located.
2 years social work or case management experience in an inpatient setting required; acute/rehabilitation hospital experience preferred.
Effective oral and written communication skills in English, additional languages preferred
Basic computer skills in excel, word, outlook, power point, etc. required
Must have good organizational skills, time management skills and analytical ability in order to interpret information and carry out duties independently
Must be cooperative and have the desire to be a team player.
Must recognize and observe confidentiality principles.
Job : Case Mgmt/MDS Primary Location : WI-Madison-CHC Payroll - Madison Rehab Hospital Organization : 6783 - CHC Payroll - Madison Rehab Hospital Shift : Day