Berkshire Health Systems Case Manager in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
The Case Manager is responsible for managing the healthcare needs, facilitation and achievement of quality and cost outcomes of all patients within Berkshire Medical Center, across the continuum. The case manager, utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach, negotiates, procures, coordinates and monitors services and resources needed by patients. The case manager is responsible for reviewing the patient at admission, and in some instances prior to admission, and concurrently throughout the hospital stay for the appropriate level of care and utilization of resources. The case manager will perform transition care planning activities to secure appropriate post hospital care arrangements and will monitor the patient during the course of their hospitalization. The case manager participates with the performance improvement initiatives undertaken by Berkshire Health Systems
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)
Three years clinical experience in acute care in areas such as internal medicine, surgery, orthopedics, mother/child, cardiology, and oncology.
Three years clinical experience in Rehab Setting, Home Health and Long-Term Care would be considered.
Ability to perform a comprehensive admission and discharge risk assessment related to quality, financial, payer benefit allowances and limitations, risk management and patient satisfaction.
Case Management experience required for weekend, temporary and per diem positions.
Experience specializing in utilization management (levels of care knowledge and demonstrable competence with evidence-based criteria tools), discharge planning to entities throughout a continuum of care, previous care management or third-party insurance review required
Current knowledge of CMS (levels of care determinations), appeal rights & DPH regulations required
Current knowledge of Ma Pro QIO (appeals) required
Knowledge of regulatory and accreditation organizations such as Joint Commission, DPH and HealthGrades preferred
Education and Training:
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Health Care related field required
Registered Nurse from an accredited school of nursing
License, Certification & Registration:
RN - Currently licensed as an RN in Massachusetts
CASEMGMT - CCM (Certified Case Manager), or ACM (Accredited Case Manager) or RN-BC (Registered Nurse, Board Certification in Case Management) within two years of hire
Organizational skills. Proven ability to analyze and present data. Computer literacy. Ability to plan, implements, and evaluate change.
Data management skills preferred
Proven excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Proven collaboration & negotiation skills with providers, patients, families, insurance organizations and government agencies
Proven ability to work independently
Proven excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with physicians
Knowledge of local community resources required
Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, third party commercial payers and reimbursement required
Computer experience required with proven ability to manage multiple open applications
Skills in data comprehension, research, analysis, interpretation, and judgement necessary to prepare a comprehensive summary report for files, management, legal and/or regulatory agencies upon request