ROLL CALL - Case Managers!!! - page 3

Time for a roll-call for the Case Managers on the board!! I'm here in Vegas, got my CCM in 1999, Medical & Disability Case manager for PPO network & Utilization Management company.... Read More

  1. by   fgibbs
    New to BB, Independent Case Manager / Care Co-ordination working with private clients and at present contracting with OWCP. Past clinical experience is primarily in Internal Medicine Office Nurse - 27 yrs., I also worked hospital setting - seems like decades ago as evening staff nurse - surgical floors.
    New to forum but love it.
    Thanks for the oportunity to indroce myself almost forgot personal stuff like married with 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren, living in Fairbanks Alaska for the past 30 years.
  2. by   laurakoko
    Hey! ME! Been a bedside RN for ten+ years, case manager for 9 months! I like it. Am looking into the CCM now......
  3. by   MultipurposeRN
    recent care coordinator at a medical center in sw mo...probably not as much a case manager as UR duties, but I love it and am planning to try and get CM cert'd in the future and maybe break into doing more CM type stuff later. Love the job I have.
    Have 3 kids, 1 granddaughter, 3 dogs, one cat, work prn at an ICU at another hospital on occasion, used to teach clinicals..loved that too, but something had to go, I had 4 jobs at the time.
  4. by   anspesho
    Hello, Its my first time to post here. It is very interesting and informative subjects. I am working for my Master in Science major in case Management. I am working as a staff nurse at this time and I hope a Case Manager someday. Is there any one who is familiar with the Community based :chuckle Home care staffing model?It's one of my assignment in my masters program. What is their patients load?including PT,OT,Homehealth nurse and case managers? I would appreciate any comments.
    Last edit by anspesho on Feb 13, '05 : Reason: wrong word
  5. by   FORDGRAD78
    :Melody: My first time here. I'm an independent CM in Southern California. I do a combination of field and telephonic for my contract insurers. My opinion: the only way to fly, but you have to have the stamina to hang in.
  6. by   Lindylu
    Quote from kcwintn
    I am a work comp field case manager, RN, BSN; have done this off and on since 1992; after I pass my CCM (thinking positive here) in October, am going to start working on my boss to send me to life care planning school
    I love work comp, but am doing more catastrophic injury managment which I enjoy so much more than the usual repetitive motion and back injuries; am beginning to do work for attorneys some now, so I hope that may eventually lead to something.
    I am new to cm; Do you know anything about Broadspire? Will be going to m.d. visits etc. Thanks for any input.
  7. by   missbabs
    Quote from renerian
    Alright I have been trying to get a job in several areas and case management is one area I cannot seem to break into. I worked BMT for 6.5 years, 11 years in home health and 3 in LTC. What is the secret to getting in?

    Also how hard is the certification test for case managers? I got my BS in Feb and am working in my graduate program now.


    renerian
    Have you tried Utilization Management/case management at a hospital or Payer? Look also at the transferrable skills you have developed when working with BMTs to help with your resume. If you go to CMSA.org or ACMAweb.org they outline the requirements for case managers. Good luck!
  8. by   irishbygrace
    I have been a case manger in several different areas, home health, acute care settings and now for Insurance industry. After 30 + years in nursing I finally found my niche. I am looking at starting my classes for CCM this fall when children return to school.
  9. by   missbabs
    Quote from irishbygrace
    I have been a case manger in several different areas, home health, acute care settings and now for Insurance industry. After 30 + years in nursing I finally found my niche. I am looking at starting my classes for CCM this fall when children return to school.

    Are you going to sit for the CCM or the new one for hospital based case managers through ACMA?

    Barb
  10. by   aaac
    Quote from Madilyn Juliet
    I have worked field work comp case management for six years - I love it! I thought I would take a break and go back to the hospital-was that ever a humbling experience! I have also started working in legal nurse consulting...I live in a rural area so it is very hard to break in! I am trying to get on with a company again...I have been independent for awhile-I guess I am just not a business woman!
    I am currently doing WC case management as well. I like the perks but get discourage regarding the cases not moving forward much due to doctors allowing the patients to run the show and the laws not helping. I also miss the ability to work 12 hours shifts if I wanted. It is hard to do 12 hours in my opinion with billing. I thought about going back to the hospital to do ICU to perhaps pursue CRNA. I am a little aprehensive about it because you get so spoiled with doing WC. How was it for you going back to the hospital? Did you regret it when you did? Also, how can you get in legal nursing? I thought of considering it as well. I am not sure how big it is because I hear they use paralegals alot instead of nurses. Any response would be helpful
  11. by   Kathy in Maryland
    Quote from LasVegasRN
    Time for a roll-call for the Case Managers on the board!!

    I'm here in Vegas, got my CCM in 1999, Medical & Disability Case manager for PPO network & Utilization Management company.

    I live in Maryland and have been a case manager for l5 years. CCM since around l996 and CDMSC around l994. I have been working as a contract nurse for The Department of Labor but our work has really dried up. I am interested in the new case management programs through medicare and medicaid. Have you heard anything?
  12. by   Kathy in Maryland
    Quote from FORDGRAD78
    :Melody: My first time here. I'm an independent CM in Southern California. I do a combination of field and telephonic for my contract insurers. My opinion: the only way to fly, but you have to have the stamina to hang in.

    I am an independent in Maryland. I am short of work right now and an interested in the new programs by medicare and medicaid for case management. Have your heard anything?
  13. by   Kateswedlund
    Quote from LasVegasRN
    Welcome all!!
    Hi! I have nearly 8 years of experience in ED with a year or so in home health and hospice case management. I'm getting my BSN now and also taking an online case managment course. I also have a background with health insurance. My husband and I want to move back to Vegas in Jan. What do you think are my chances of getting a hospital case management job? Kate

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