Resp & Qualifications
We are looking for an experienced professional to live and work remotely from within the greater Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. The incumbent will be expected to come into a CareFirst location periodically for meetings, training and/or other business-related activities.
The Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) supports the Care Managers and Director of Care Management for the Medicaid, Medicare and other government programs. They are to ensure available resources are being used in a timely and cost-effective manner to obtain optimum value for both the member/enrollee and the plans. The Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker will adhere to the principle of the Quadruple Aim improving member/enrollee experience, improved clinical outcomes, lower costs while pursuing health equities for our members/enrollees and retaining staff.
The incumbent will be fully engaged in the team direction, address problems and provide guidance to members of the team to meet established performance metrics and performance guarantees. The Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker is part of an effective, efficient workforce to support all aspects of the Care Management department across the continuum of care settings, clinical programs, and services for members/enrollees. This includes the planning, implementation, and refinement of Care Management services, interventions and initiatives that support departmental and divisional goals.
Depending on the specific business area, the Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker will support the role of the Care Coordinators and Community Health Worker. The role works closely with the Care Manager, Supervisor or Manager to develop and operationalize sustainable processes to support functional improvements for the organization.
CARE MANAGMENT PROCESS
- Identification/Risk Stratification: Engages members/enrollees into Care Management (outreach and successful enrollment) using diagnostic cost grouper classification reports which identify the relative risk score, illness burden, catastrophic health care users with significant health care costs and the High Intensity care needs. This position will include outreach to members with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS for assessment and coordination of needs.
- Assessment: May gather clinical information including past medical history, medications, physical/psychosocial factors, cultural influences, evaluation of health care barriers to include available support systems, available benefits and community resources for the comprehensive assessment of the member/enrollees medical, behavioral health needs and Social Determinants of Health. Obtains verbal consent to initiate case Care Management services and interventions.
- Planning: Utilizes proficient Care Management clinical knowledge and experience to assist in coordination of integrated care- plan development involving the member/enrollee, family, Hospital Transition of Care (TOC) nurse, Care Coordination (CC), Care Manager (CM), Primary Care Physician (PCP), specialists and other healthcare providers/vendors as appropriate. Goals developed will be member centric, prioritized, action-oriented and time-specific to stabilize the health care condition and meet NCQA standards of documentation for Care Management Accreditation.
- Facilitation of communication and Care Coordination: Executing the transition of care includes moving the member/enrollee from one healthcare practitioner and setting as appropriate to another as their healthcare needs change. Key responsibilities of the SW is to minimize the fragmentation of care services and adverse outcomes. Monitoring: Documentation will reflect the communication with the member/enrollee, family, physicians, and other health care providers to ensure the member/enrollees progression in meeting the established care plan goals.
Outcomes Management: Evaluate the extent to which the established goals in the plan of care have been achieved.
- Care Management documentation is completed on the specific departmental platform/systems. Confirm member/enrollee eligibility and available benefits.
Participates in the preparation and on-site reviews (NCQA, OSR and DHCF as appropriate). Responsible for completion of documentation review and peer to peer audit as assigned by management Responsible for adherence to the departmental SOPs, NCQA Complex Care Management Standards and Health Plan Standards. Adheres to the CMSA Standards of Practice for Case Management. Maintains confidentiality of patient information according to HIPAA and departmental policies.
- Other duties as assigned per divisional requirements and needs of the members/enrollees. The Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker may be tasked with episodic interventions involving the domains of social determinants of health such as housing, food insecurities, economic stability, education quality and access, neighborhood and environmental. The Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker will be available to assist and lead interventions in crisis situations suicide attempts, acute domestic violence events such as assisting with safe passage to shelters/ER as needed. The Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker may assist with transportation benefits as needed. The Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker will also assist in referring to mental health providers and/or facilities as needed.
Education Level: Master's Degree in LCSW- Licensed Clinical Social Worker Or LCSW-C Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (Maryland).
LCSW- License Clinical Social Worker or LCSW-C Licensed Clinical Social Worker Upon Hire Required (Maryland).
Experience: 5 years Proven experience in a clinical social work role.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Knowledge of patient rights and laws relative to those rights, such as HIPAA.
- Ability to remain patient and calm in stressful situations.
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
- Ability to build comprehensive reports and effectively convey information to others.
- Knowledgeable of federal/state mandates as they apply to various plan contracts.
- MCG Chronic Care Guidelines: Familiarity with and usage of for the purpose of discharge planning (and length of stay review for Line of Business only).
- Familiarity with local resources and ability to collaborate with local resources.
- Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.
Salary Range: $59,976 - $119,119
Salary Range Disclaimer
The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the work is being performed. This compensation range is specific and considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilites of the position, the candidate's work experience, education/training, internal peer equity, and market and business consideration. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at the top of the range, as compensation decisions depend on each case's facts and circumstances, including but not limited to experience, internal equity, and location. In addition to your compensation, CareFirst offers a comprehensive benefits package, various incentive programs/plans, and 401k contribution programs/plans (all benefits/incentives are subject to eligibility requirements).
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Equal Employment Opportunity
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Where To Apply
Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers
Federal Disc/Physical Demand
Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.
The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The associate must frequently talk and hear. Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.
Sponsorship in US
Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship