CareNational Medical Management Blog

Is Your Home Office Ready For Doing Managed Care Work?

Posted by Kevin Slafkosky on Jun 23, 2017 4:50:03 PM

 

Written by Kevin Slafkosky, Regional VP-Clinical, East Coast
Contact him at 1.800.974.4828 ext 109, or kevin@carenational.com

 

Working from home (WFH) has become a hot item recently in the healthcare field! We see more and more organizations adopting different variations on this practice: WFH 1-2 days per week, WFH during inclement weather, and even true-blue full-time work from home! Now every organization has different policies related to this practice, but today we’re going to focus on the other side of the coin: what the employee should have in place to effectively work remotely.

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Topics: Managed Care

The Most Common Mistakes when Interviewing for Medical Management Jobs

Posted by Steve Thornley on Jun 9, 2017 12:36:31 PM

Written by Steve Thornley, CSC, CEO of CareNational 
Contact him at 1.800.974.4828 ext 101, or steve@carenational.com

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Topics: Case Management, Nursing Jobs, Employers, Medical Management Employment, Healthcare News, Medical Management, Managed Care, Healthcare Services, Health Care Services

HEDIS 2017 is Almost Over - Time to Get Ready for HEDIS 2018

Posted by Tom Hasara on Jun 2, 2017 2:19:45 PM

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The 2017 HEDIS season is almost over! But wait, that means it is time to evaluate and start thinking about the 2018 HEDIS season. I know that is probably the last thing Quality Improvement professionals want to hear when they can finally see the light at the end of that long, dark tunnel. The NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) has a published timeline for H.E.D.I.S. (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) benchmarks. The deadline for Health Plans to submit their FINAL commercial, marketplace, Medicare, and Medicaid HEDIS (non - survey data) results is Thursday, June 15th by 11:59PM EST. Certainly a celebration of some sort is in order after the many long hard months of HEDIS  Data Validation, Chart Abstraction and then Over-Reading. However, before you do a brain-purge and lock away all your files until October or November, it is time to assess how things just went.

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Topics: Medicare, Medical Management, HEDIS, Managed Care, Healthcare Services, Medicaid

My Experience Working From Home

Posted by Whitney Sanders on May 22, 2017 10:20:15 AM

Written by Whitney Sanders, Operations Administrator & HR Generalist.
Contact her at 1.800.974.4828 x115, or whitney@carenational.com.

 

80% of all U.S. companies now offer non-traditional / flexible work arrangements. In addition to that, remote work, or telecommuting, in particular has grown 103% in the last 10 years.  In keeping with that idea, the CareNational staff wanted to dedicate a series of blogs to the idea of these non-traditional arrangements, and the pros and cons that face the individual employee, as well as the challenges that arise to effective management. 

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Topics: Medical Management, Managed Care, Health Care Services

My Experiences Working From Home

Posted by Whitney Sanders on May 19, 2017 3:54:43 PM

Written by Whitney Sanders, Operations Administrator & HR Generalist.
Contact her at 1.800.974.4828 x115, or whitney@carenational.com.

 

80% of all U.S. companies now offer non-traditional / flexible work arrangements. In addition to that, remote work, or telecommuting, in particular has grown 103% in the last 10 years.  In keeping with that idea, the CareNational staff wanted to dedicate a series of blogs to the idea of these non-traditional arrangements, and the pros and cons that face the individual employee, as well as the challenges that arise to effective management. 

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Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale!

Posted by Tom Hasara on May 12, 2017 3:09:42 PM

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The team here at CareNational is grateful for all the hard work and compassion demonstrated by all healthcare workers everywhere, every day. And while we work with both clinical and non-clinical professionals in health care services roles, since it is National Nurses Week we especially wanted to express our gratitude to all the wonderful nurses (LPNs/LVNs, RNs, and NPs) who work in our specialized niche of Medical Management, or Managed Care. In many ways our work here is its own reward, as we get to partner with nursing professionals looking to grow their careers in the fields ofCase ManagementUtilization Management,  Quality Management, and Reimbursement Management.

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Topics: Medical Management, Managed Care, Healthcare Services, Health Care Services, Nurses Week

Why Managed Care Professionals should consider Contract Opportunities

Posted by Aaron Lebovitz on May 5, 2017 3:21:36 PM

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Written by Aaron Lebovitz, President
Contact him at 1.800.974.4828 ext 102, or aaron@carenational.com

 

Working in Medical Management, we often receive contract or contract-to-hire positions (sometimes called temporary or “temp” jobs.  We search for the right talent for these positions in clinical nursing roles, such as Case Management, Utilization Review, and Quality Improvement, as well as supporting roles for Allied and Administrative functions such as claims, member services, or coding positions.  When recruiting on these opportunities, we often hear from candidates that they will only look at direct-hire (or permanent) placement positions and they would rather NOT be contacted regarding a “temporary” opportunity.

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Topics: Medical Management, Managed Care, Health Care Services

Work From Home or Work in the Office: Why Not Both?

Posted by Amanda Sowards on Apr 21, 2017 3:18:53 PM

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Written by Amanda Sowards, Search Consultant, East Coast
Contact her at 1.800.974.4828 x110, or amanda@carenational.com.

 

Remote work, also known as TeleCommute or Work-From-Home is a non-traditionally work setting that has virtually swept the nation in the last 2 decades. With technology allowing us to connect in almost every way imagined, why not? Doctors can see and assess patients to a point using TeleHealth / TeleMedicine or web video-casting serves like Skype or FaceTime.  Behavioral Health Counselors can do on-the-spot sessions for patients that have an immediate need or a very difficult schedule.  Case Management and Wellness Nurses can help educate patients over the phone on their plan of care, and eligible benefits. 

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Topics: Medical Management, Managed Care, Healthcare Services, Health Care Services

Medical Management Job Searching in a Mobile World

Posted by Steve Thornley on Apr 14, 2017 2:07:39 PM

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Written by Steve Thornley, CSC, CEO of CareNational 
Contact him at 1.800.974.4828 ext 101, or steve@carenational.com

 

As a Healthcare Recruiter, my experience dates to a time when resumes from job seekers were received primarily by fax or hand delivered to my office. Similarly, when conveying candidate information to a potential employer, this too was done by fax or couriered to the hiring manager’s office. How the times have changed!

Now that we are firmly in the digital age, more and more job seekers in the healthcare industry are searching, reviewing, and applying for jobs via mobile applications than ever before.  According to Beyond.com, 77% of all job seekers use mobile job search apps.  According to 24% of those job seekers they are going mobile “due to their ability to job search anytime, anywhere.” Another nearly 18% of the same respondents indicated they use mobile job searching as a “discreet way to search for a job.” When the referenced article was published, mobile job seeking had increased by 100% in just two years.

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Topics: Medical Management, Managed Care

Managed Care and Working From Home: Part Skill, Part Personality

Posted by Ron Amodio on Apr 7, 2017 4:04:58 PM

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Written by Ron Amodio, Regional VP-Clinical, West Coast
Contact him at 1.800.974.4828 x104, or ron@carenational.com.

 

According to a recent survey, 80% of all U.S. companies now offer non-traditional, flexible work arrangements. In addition to that, remote work, or telecommuting, in particular has grown 103% in the last 10 years.  In keeping with that idea, the CareNational staff wanted to dedicate a series of blogs to the idea of these non-traditional arrangements, and the pros and cons that face the individual employee, as well as the challenges that arise to effective management.

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Topics: Medical Management, Managed Care, Healthcare Services, Health Care Services