Aetna Case Management Coordinator in Chicago, Illinois

Req ID: 37995BR

This role requires 50-75% of field based travel around Chicago, IL.

POSITION SUMMARY

Utilizes critical thinking and judgment to collaborate and inform the case management process, in order to facilitate appropriate healthcare outcomes for members by providing care coordination, support and education for members through the use of care management tools and resources.

Fundamental Components include but are not limited to:

Evaluation of Members:-Through the use of care management tools and information/data review, conducts comprehensive evaluation of referred members needs/eligibility and recommends an approach to case resolution and/or meeting needs by evaluating members benefit plan and available internal and external programs/services.

Identifies high risk factors and service needs that may impact member outcomes and care planning components with appropriate referral to clinical case management or crisis intervention as appropriate.

Coordinates and implements assigned care plan activities and monitors care plan progress.

Enhancement of Medical Appropriateness and Quality of Care:- Using holistic approach consults with case managers, supervisors, Medical Directors and/or other health programs to overcome barriers to meeting goals and objectives; presents cases at case conferences to obtain multidisciplinary review in order to achieve optimal outcomes.

Identifies and escalates quality of care issues through established channels.

Utilizes negotiation skills to secure appropriate options and services necessary to meet the members benefits and/or healthcare needs.

Utilizes influencing/ motivational interviewing skills to ensure maximum member engagement and promote lifestyle/behavior changes to achieve optimum level of health.

Provides coaching, information and support to empower the member to make ongoing independent medical and/or healthy lifestyle choices.

Helps member actively and knowledgably participate with their provider in healthcare decision-making.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of Care:- Utilizes case management and quality management processes in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines and company policies and procedures.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE

Managed Care experience preferred

Case management and discharge planning experience preferred

2 years experience in behavioral health, social services or appropriate related field equivalent is required

Crisis intervention skills preferred

Experience with home visits preferred

EDUCATION

The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Functional - Customer Service//1-3 Years

Functional - Medical Management//1-3 Years

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

Technical - Other//1-3 Years/

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Opportunity for work at home after proven productivity

Wellness benefits

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Health Care