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Manager, Care Management, Whole Health (CA licensed) - Remote in CA

Company: Magellan Health
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

This position performs the operational oversight role responsible for the day-to-day Care Management (CM) team and activities of prior authorization, assessment, reassessment, care planning, coordination of care and research and engagement of community and health services in the Whole Health member market. Possess behavioral health clinical knowledge, understands care management and prior authorization best practices and continuous learning skills. Fluent in medical record review, and understands the relationship between care management and primary care, community benefits, and other support opportunities. Responsible for maintaining a highly efficient workforce, meeting CM goals and contractual KPIs, and enhancing the performance of all licensed and non-licensed members of the CM Team.

Oversees care management (CM) team including recruiting, hiring; maintaining staffing competencies, productivity, and team ratios; monitoring qualitative and quantitative measures across all CM team members; and executing corrective actions as necessary. • Tracks and improves care management planning and outcomes across all member stratifications, seeking opportunities to improve and enhance Magellan’s performance in the market. • Oversees all CM operations including the development, documentation, implementation and communication of patient centered care plans as a function of an interdisciplinary care team. • Oversees medical necessity reviews and prior authorizations. • Oversees and supports education of providers, supporting staff, members and families regarding care management role and health strategies; review all services rendered for appropriateness and levels of CM planning. • Instills a “team” mentality across all staff to support collaboration across licensed and unlicensed members to best execute care management planning and execution. • Monitors, tracks, and identifies trends in CM productivity and KPIs in partnership with the enterprise Quality team and use to adjust processes, procedures, and policies to improve workforce management productivity and operations metrics, or workflows. • Monitors individual team member performances for opportunities to improve effectiveness of member communication techniques; maintain operational dashboard for Care Managers and Care Support performance and reach out to appropriate training and support resources as needed. • Ensures that established policies, procedures, and guidelines are followed at high level of quality. • Monitors task baskets as appropriately assigned by role (to Care Managers & Care Support) and identify potential opportunities for efficiencies and improvements; identify areas where administrative or research tasks can be moved from Care Manager workflows to unlicensed team member workflows. • Works with Whole Health Member Market Lead to ensure communication and contractual obligations, and goals are aligned to CM operational, quality, and medical cost KPIs and communicate achievement of performance standards; support ensuring compliance with Commercial regulations and requirements. • Works with Whole Health Member Market Lead to develop effective pathways and scripts, stays up to date on market trends and best practices, and understand any opportunities to enhance team research into community support opportunities. Required Qualifications: • Minimum 5 years of experience in health care, behavioral health, psychiatric or substance abuse health care se

Other Job Requirements


Minimum 5 years of experience in health care, behavioral health, psychiatric or substance abuse health care setting. • Experience leading mixed clinical and administrative teams. • Experience with person-centered care organizations that support individualized plan development. • Experience with Care Management workflows and clinical pathways and/or prior authorizations. • Proficiency with enabling care management technologies, for example TruCare. • Strong organization, time management, and written and communication skills. • Ability to manage and oversee activities of a care plan. • Knowledge of utilization management procedures, mental health and substance abuse community resources and providers. • Knowledge and experience in inpatient and/or outpatient setting. • Understanding of plan benefit structures, psychiatric/medical terminology, call center terminology and operations.

  • Bi/Multilingual.

General Job Information


Manager, Care Management, Whole Health (CA licensed) - Remote in CA



Work Experience

Healthcare, Management/Leadership


Bachelors: Nursing (Required), Bachelors: Social Work (Required), Masters: Social Work (Required)

License and Certifications - Required

BCBA - Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Care Mgmt, Current licensure required for this position that meets State, Commonwealth or customer-specific requirements - Care Mgmt, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Care Mgmt, LMFT - Licensed Marital and Family Therapist - Care Mgmt, LMHC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor - Care Mgmt, LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker - Care Mgmt, LPCC - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - Care Mgmt, LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor - Care Mgmt, PC - Professional Counselor - Care Mgmt, RN - Registered Nurse, State and/or Compact State Licensure - Care Mgmt

License and Certifications - Preferred

Magellan Health, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.
Every employee must understand, comply with and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their
position; and comply with all applicable legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and internal policies and procedures.

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