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Field Case Manager

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Hello I'm starting a new job as a field case manager. I'm confused at what the job entails. They told me I would have a certain amount of patients. I would do admits/oasis, discharges, recerts. I've never had a job in CM. I've only done PDN and the CM would come out and see the patient and assess. They said I would have an LPN also so she could come out and see patients also. I've been combing the forums but I'm not really coming up with answers. What is day to day like? Am I getting CM responsibilities while also going to see patients or am I doing only CM duties?

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It sounds like you should talk to your employer about clarifying your role and what is expected of you. Do not be afraid to do this, but unless someone has worked for the same agency/state government as a CM no one will be able to truly answer your questions. A clear job description and explanation of your duties is a smart thing to get directly from the horse's mouth so to speak. I've personally never known a CM to do anything other than biannual assessments, POC and be responsible for ensuring the medical team for the patient is paid appropriately within the allowed budget.

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This is what I do. I spend about half of my day in the field completing the visits that you mentioned, then the other half in my office completing/correcting paperwork. I do sometimes do nursing visits too, like weekly med sets, if we are short a field nurse. It's not part of my regular duties though and I am not expected to do both their job and mine. My case load is around 30 patients.

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