Care Manager - BH

Maryland Heights MO 63043 St Louis 1 14100 Magellan Plaza

Job Description

Under general supervision, and in collaboration with other members of the clinical team, authorizes and reviews utilization of mental health and substance abuse services provided in inpatient and/or outpatient care settings. Collects and analyzes utilization data. Assists with discharge planning and care coordination. Provides member assistance with mental health and substance abuse issues, and participates in special quality improvement projects.
  • Monitors inpatient and/or outpatient level of care services related to mental health and substance abuse treatment to ensure medical necessity and effectiveness.
  • Provides telephone triage, crisis intervention and emergency authorizations as assigned.
  • Performs concurrent reviews for inpatient and/or outpatient care and other levels of care as allowed by scope of practice and experience. 
  • In conjunction with providers and facilities, develops discharge plans and oversee their implementation. 
  • Performs quality clinical reviews while educating and making appropriate interventions to advance the care of the member in treatment.
  • Provides information to members and providers regarding mental health and substance abuse benefits, community treatment resources, mental health managed care programs, and company policies and procedures, and criteria.
  • Interacts with Physician Advisors to discuss clinical and authorization questions and concerns regarding specific cases.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities, including data collection, tracking, and analysis.
  • Maintains an active work load in accordance with National Care Manager performance standards. 
  • Works with community agencies as appropriate. Proposes alternative plans of treatment when requests for services do not meet medical necessity criteria. 
  • Participates in network development including identification and recruitment of quality providers as needed. 
  • Advocates for the patient to ensure treatment needs are met.  Interacts with providers in a professional, respectful manner that facilitates the treatment process.

General Job Information

Title

Care Manager - BH

Grade

23

Job Family

Clinical Services Group

Country

United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date

5/14/2019

Date Requisition Created

5/14/2019

Work Experience

Clinical

Education

Masters (Required)

License and Certifications - Required

CEAP - Certified Employee Assistance Professional - Care Mgmt, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Care Mgmt, LMFT - Licensed Marital and Family Therapist - Care Mgmt, LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker - Care Mgmt, LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor - Care Mgmt, LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Care Mgmt, RN - Registered Nurse, State and/or Compact State Licensure - Care Mgmt

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements

Responsibilities

- Good organization, time management and communication skills.- Knowledge of utilization management procedures, mental health and substance abuse community resources and providers.- Knowledge and experience in inpatient setting.- Ability to function independently and as a team member.- Knowledge of DSM V or most current diagnostic edition. - Ability to analyze specific utilization problems, plan and implement solutions that directly influence quality of care.

- Licensure is required for this position, specifically current license as a Masters or Doctoral-level behavioral health practitioner that meets State, Commonwealth or customer-specific requirements. - Licensure may also include one or more of the following: LCSW, LMFT or LPC.- Ability to meet Magellan credentialing requirements for independent professional practice IF performing TRF reviews (Masters level licensed behavioral health professional).

Minimum 3 years experience post degree in psychiatric and/or substance abuse health care setting, including utilization review.

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

“I receive a high level of support from our Senior Management Team to execute on our vision. They are always accessible and approachable, something I’ve found to be very unique to Magellan.”