Is there anyone working as a case manager and utilization review nurse? Need some suggestions on how both roles can be one. What is your caseload? How many reviews are you expected to complete a day? Do you perform concurrent, outpatient, pre cert reviews on all your patients. How are your cases assigned to you? This program will be implemented in a health plan. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
May 25, '13
In our state you can't do both for work comp because it's a conflict of interest. I'd be interested to hear how this works.
May 28, '13
I will let you know as soon as I get some more information regarding expectations. What state are you in?
May 29, '13
My CM career is in the hospital setting thus far. When I work as a discharge planner (Case Manager) and a UR nurse all wrapped up in one, my case load is based upon the floor I work (inpatient or ED). When I worked inpatient I had as many as 40 patients a day, where I performed assessments, coordinated discharge plans with other providers, obtained resources and equipment for patients, and safely discharged patients home or to other settings AND performed UR. When I work as a UR nurse only I perform admission, concurrent, and retroactive reviews on a caseload of usually 20-40 patients per day. I also provided denial letters and other letters in both cases from insurance companies.
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