Breaking into Case Management - page 2

There was a question asked, "how do I get an employer to look at me for a case management position?". If you haven't done case management before and are looking to get in, I have a few pointers. ... Read More

  1. by   SHELLYBELLYRN
    LVRN, If you'll move back here and be with us, I'll be happy to send you the Blade!!!
  2. by   renerian
    Ryan I thought I had a pretty good chance. Done home health case management 11 years, worked acute and SNF. Love computers, have four of them, love the care coordination aspect, your right I run into people who do not fit into any clinical pathways due to socio-ecomonic issues or otherwise and I think I interveiw well. Looks like the call the manager told me I would get tonight is not coming. I don't know if that is good or bad. I am thinking bad. Hubby says no news is good news......

    gulp,

    renerian
  3. by   EXOTIC NURSE
    Hey Las Vegas Rn .......You know everytime you post on this area I am reading it........those were very much appreciated pointers and I will make sure I evaluate myself for those particular pointers when I am ready....which will be a while as I have a minute to go before I get my undergraduate degree....I still have to find out my state board results.....LOL..........
  4. by   renerian
    Exotic just wanted to say hello! I LOVE THE MAGNIFICANT MILE! Used to go every year. Missed the last two years as we were so busy at work we could not take alot of time off in the summer.

    I wanted to move to Naperville.

    renerian
  5. by   renerian
    I got a job working at a SNF in the work 30 hours get paid for 40 hours as long as you don't clock in late or call off. I also got a big sign on bonus. Great benies and close to home. Can't complain and I am happy.

    renerian
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    Congrats on the new job, renerian!
  7. by   renerian
    Thanks Vegas! I was getting so bored here! I did get alot of stuff done for my graduate program though so I guess it was not wasted time!

    renerian
  8. by   ryaninmtv
    Congrats on the new job renerian!!

    Vegas, five years ago they instituted managed care into workers' compensation. Since then, it's been insane. The competetion for RN's here is cutthroat so while recruiting is rough, retention can be a real bear. The good thing is that, as an RN, I also have a variety of employers hunting me. If you ever decide to leave Sin City, come back to Ohio.

    Besides that, there are actually leaves starting to change...
  9. by   LasVegasRN
    Thanks, Ryan. The last time I had checked (which was about 6 years ago), Ohio was still monopolistic and someone had to practically die before you could get in with the State. How many MCO's did they settle on? When Nevada was doing it, there were 3 that employers could choose from. None of the big companies like Aetna, Travellers, or Intracorp got in, it was all local MCO's.

    That's good to hear, if I need to move back home, there are more options open!
  10. by   ryaninmtv
    There were initially 56 MCOs. Now we're down to about 30. Largely, local but a few national players. Corvel and Concentra were the two big names that came in with full scale MCOs with mixed success. The biggest benefit, IMHO, to having the MCO is that it feeds cases to your field staff. At my MCO (which shall remain anonymous) we feed a ton of cases to our field company which is captively held. Not to say that we don't use other companies (Genex, Corvel, Intracorp,etc.) but it makes business sense to keep the referrals in house. Ohio is still monopolistic but premiums are going to increase about 300% next year due to the elimination of a 75% premium credit. This is causing some serious growth in my area, self-insurance. The state's surplus fund has taken a beating with the stock market hence, the elimination of the premium credit.

    If you come back home give me a call. I'll have you working in a week.
  11. by   renerian
    Ryan I live in central ohio!!!!!!!!

    renerian

    Ryan I am trying to organize and ohio get together. Check out that thread.....
  12. by   ryaninmtv
    Renerian- I posted on your thread. I live a little north of Columbus so everywhere in the state is within reach.

    Vegas, you ought to join us. Am West has a hub in Columbus.
  13. by   renerian
    Okay ryan I will check out the other thread,

    renerian

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