The Complex Case Manager (CCM) will identify, monitor, manage, and evaluate the delivery of health services to Community members with chronic, medically complex or catastrophic conditions in both acute and non-acute settings. The CCM will coordinate the care of a member with the involvement of the member, their PCP, Specialist and other provider. The CCM will identify the most medically appropriate therapeutic intervention to maximize the clinical outcomes associated with chronic medically complex diseases with potentially catastrophic outcomes. Additonally the Complex Case Manager will:
perform a telephonic assessment and create an individualized plan of care and discharge needs assessment based on member needs utilizing available benefits and resources.
authorize services for active members admitted to the case management program at all levels of care, including outpatient, inpatient, and transitional levels of care.
help ensure proper data entry of authorization in the managed care platform, and initiate the approval process for requested services/treatments utilizing nationally recognized evidenced based clinical criteria and/or internal policy, protocols, and procedures.
use nursing knowledge, critical thinking and background to screen and review clinical information for the most appropriate service areas within Community; making referrals to community health workers, high risk perinatal and disease management teams as well as external resources.
work closely with the medical directors and refer requests that do not meet medical necessity criteria.
initiate request for single case agreements and or letters of agreement for members requiring out of network providers.
Registered Nurse ( RN) , current unrestricted license in the state of Texas , BSN preferred,CCM Required
Five years clinical experience in an acute care setting preferred.
Two years insurance related experience in a managed care environment.
Computer literate with knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook
Communication Skills:Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Internal Number: 143359
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.