UTMB Health Care Management Specialist, Galv. Campus Social Work in Galveston, Texas
Care Management Specialist, Galv. Campus Social Work
Galveston, Texas, United States
Healthcare Support Services
Requisition # 2301817
The Care Management Specialist oversees and coordinates the patients post-discharge experience. They are skilled in providing excellent customer service and consulting with patients by coordinating patientservices and other medical-related services offered by a healthcare team. Obtains authorizations for inpatient services; performs telephone triage and referral. Facilitate the approvals for UTMB inpatient services.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High School or equivalent
Three (3) years of customer service or related experience in a healthcare or clinical setting
- Associate Degree or equivalent combination of education and training/experience
Essential Job Functions:
Collaborate with the Care Coordinator and Social Worker to facilitate discharges, prioritizes daily tasks, and round on units several times a day to identify discharge barriers.
Manage patients discharge readiness and final discharge plans; provides resources to patients and families as needed. Tracks discharge barriers appropriately.
Verifies referral received to make post-discharge arrangements for patients.
Coordinate on behalf of the Care Manager or Social Worker to offer the patients choice of post-acute preferred providers.
Notifies designated referral place of the need for admission and verifies bed availability.
Prints/copies sections of the chart to fax or send to accepting agencies/facilities to ensure the patients treatment plan continues.
Arranges transportation as directed by the Care Coordinator or Social Worker; ensure compliance with Medicare and third-party coverage. Communicate with patient, referral source, UTMB physician, and clinical staff about access or authorization challenges.
Coordinates transportation by calling insurance companies to check on ambulance pre-authorization.
Obtains authorizations for DME, SNF, and home health.
Delivers Important Medicare and/or Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice letters when directed by Care Coordinator or Social Worker.
Documents discharge referral/treatment plan in the chart.
Other duties as assigned
Salary commensurate with experience
Equal Employment Opportunity
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