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The Inpatient LVN Case Manager is responsible for managing for the facilitation of the inpatient Utilization Management process including in-network, out of network, case management and discharge planning, along with assisting the Associate Director of Inpatient Management with UM/QM functions as necessary. Acts as a facility liaison to promote cooperation and efficiency between the IPA and the facility.
Standard Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm. No nights, weekends or holidays.
Directly performs concurrent review
Accurately identifies and documents level of care
Coordinates, facilitates and documents comprehensive discharge planning
Coordinates in-network services for OON discharges
Ensures the appropriate utilization of capitated and contracted specialists, providers, facilities, and vendors according to region and risk
Attends inpatient review rounds and presents cases to medical director(s), health plans and ACMM management staff
Facilitates OON transfers to In-Network facilities
Works collaboratively with internal and hospital contract staff:
Initiates letter of agreement for OON services in a timely manner
Provides input for potential contracts
Identifies and communicates high dollar / high risk cases
Oversees the utilization of contracted facilities and reports OON utilization
Develops and maintains relationships with both network and Out of Network hospital UM and ER staff
Works directly with AppleCare Hospitalists to develop and implements inpatient processes including, but not limited to:
Identification of patients and referral to specialty clinics such as Comprehensive Care (high-risk) Clinic, Anti-coagulation and/or Diabetic Clinic
Facilitates and ensures timely communication between PCP and Hospitalists
Provides direct Case Management activities if necessary
Identifies readmit for CM coordination’s
Identifies Healthy Families and Medi-Cal members for CCS referral and facilitates those referrals
Identifies and coordinates high dollar/high risk patients to case management
Participates in UMC/QIC, PCP, Provider Office Meetings, health plan JOMs, and hospital JOCs as assigned
Participates in inpatient UM/QM projects and completes in a thorough and timely manner
Other duties as assigned which may include weeknight, weekend, and holiday on-call
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested
High School Diploma or GED
Current and unrestricted LVN license for the state of California
2+ years of experience in a managed care environment, SNF, IPA or MSO. Other case management experience will be considered
Basic level of experience with Microsoft Word, with the ability to navigate a Windows environment
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance
Case Management Certification (CCM)
Knowledge of and experience with the utilization of UM criteria such as Milliman & Robertson, Medicare and Medicaid guidelines, health plan criteria, etc.
Thorough clinical knowledge of common inpatient diagnoses.
Knowledge of HMO, MSO, and ACO structures and operations
Knowledge of standardized CMS, Medicare Advantage, HMO, and Medi-Cal benefits structures
Understanding of DRGs
Bilingual Spanish speaking (ability to read, write, speak)
Solid Microsoft office Word, Excel and internet skills
Solid organizational skills
Solid people skills
Ability to perform complex problem soling
Ability to work effectively with physicians
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