Cedars-Sinai Case Manager in Los Angeles, California

Case Manager Requisition # M12132

Conducts case management on patients in the inpatient, intensive outpatient, residential care and Skilled Nursing Facility settings. CSMNS has developed a case management program that is geared towards the management of patients while hospitalized and upon discharge from various care settings. Using the Case Management Society of America’s (CMSA) model, we describe our approach as “a collaborative process of assessment, planning,

facilitation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual's health needs

through communication and available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes.” In collaboration with the Inpatient Specialty Program (ISP) hospitalists (physicians who practice hospital medicine), the program is designed to assist patients from the time they are admitted until they are discharged from the hospital by assessing their needs, coordinating care, communicating with health plans (including concurrent review, which assists the hospitalist/specialist and case manager to determine the appropriateness of services rendered and to ensure that quality care is delivered in a cost-effective manner), and referring to disease management programs and ambulatory case management (focus is on those members requiring complex and/or chronic care for follow up after discharge). Decisions regarding care are made within one working day of obtaining all necessary information.


1) Care manager meets with patients within 24 hours of admission and conducts an initial


2) Consults with assigned hospitalist each day during morning rounds regarding disposition planning and appropriateness for each day of patient’s stay

a) Review with hospitalist the patient’s admission and continued stay for medical

necessity, appropriateness of care and level of care. Use Milliman and Interqual guidelines as necessary.

b) Begin discharge planning and care assessment within one working day (preferably on day of admission).

3) Submit necessary clinical information to the health plan using the accepted format (MIDAS or

telephonic) and coordinate health plan communication with assigned hospitalist as appropriate.

4) For patients who are transitioning to the Skilled Nursing Facilities, refer to nurse practitioner

and case manager assigned to the SNF’s for continued review and follow up.

a) Physician will be notified of such a transition within 24 hours of admission to the

specified facility.

b) Transition of care will be communicated to the member or responsible party at least 1

day prior to the transition, which includes information pertaining to:

i) Transition process and what to expect

ii) Changes in health status and the care plan

iii) Staff who will be handling issues, questions, concerns, i.e. Case Manager,

Social Worker, Nurse Practitioner.

5) Case Manager will wear appropriate CSMNS employee badge: all rules and policies of

the facility will be followed while on-site.

6) If admission is to a non-contracted facility, determine if patient is stable for transport and transfer back in-network.

7) Authorize all appropriate services based upon covered benefits and necessity of care provided

in the:

a) Member’s home or residence

b) Acute Care

c) Skilled Nursing Facility

d) Rehabilitation Facility

e) Home Health Care

f) Custodial Care facility or Board and Care Facility

8) Coordinate discharge planning and alternative treatment plans with PCP/hospitalist/specialist

as appropriate.

a) After hours, the on-call case manager support that is an invaluable resource to both

the patients and the physicians.

b) Coordinate the patient’s care with other health care personnel to ensure that the

patient receives care timely post discharge.

9) Secure outpatient follow-up appointments and scheduling tests or outpatient procedures with

appropriate health care providers

10) Referral to Ambulatory Case Manager for those patients identified that will need oversight of

outpatient care and compliance to avoid unnecessary readmissions

11) Coordinate referrals and secure appointment with various CSMNS disease management

programs such as anticoagulation clinic, Asthma, Diabetes, Hepatitis C, smoking

cessation, cardiovascular risk reduction and nutrition, as appropriate

12) Enter and update all authorization and clinical information into Nautilus (Access Express) no

later than date of discharge.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; current California RN or LVN licensure; 3-5 years of acute nursing experience; knowledge of medical/nursing standards of care; ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with physicians, patients/families, and ancillary staff to make sound, independent judgments and to act professionally under pressure; 1-2 years of previous experience in case management in the acute inpatient or outpatient settings; knowledge of HMO and Medicare rules in inpatient, home health and at the SNF settings.

Preferred candidates are Certified Case manager (CCM) certification for RN’s, utilization review (UR) experience, and minimum of BSN (Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing).

  • Working Title: Case Manager
  • Business Entity: MDN - Medical Delivery Network
  • Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0861065 - MNS ISP
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Allied Health/Clinical
  • Job Specialty: Other Allied Health
  • Position Type: Regular-F/T
  • Shift Length: 8hr
  • Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Shift Type: Day
  • Weekends: As Needed

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