This Week's Challenge: Post-reform redesign of clinical care delivery and reimbursement underscore the healthcare case manager's dual roles as care coordinator and utilization manager. Case manager work locations, job focus and caseloads are evolving in response to these shifts in the healthcare landscape. We wanted to see the average monthly caseload for a case manager.
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What We Learned: HIN's Healthcare Case Management e-survey conducted in January 2012 captured the efforts and contributions of case management from 153 healthcare organizations, with a concentration on three new areas: trends in embedded case management, clinical conditions targeted by case managers and preferred case management certifications. The average monthly caseload for a case manager as reported by survey respondents is as follows:
1 to 49: 31.1 percent
50 to 99: 42.2 percent
100 to 149: 15.6 percent
150 to 199: 2.2 percent
200 to 249: 3.3 percent
250+: 2.2 percent
Other: 3.3 percent
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Excerpted from 2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Healthcare Case Management, which provides actionable information from 153 healthcare organizations on the prominence, placement and responsibilities of case managers as well as case management-driven results in healthcare utilization, cost and compliance.