Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
October 17, 2012Vol. II Issue 42

What's the Preferred Education
Level of a Case Manager?

What's the Preferred Education Level of a Case Manager? 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 what the preferred education level is of 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. The preferred education level of a case manager as reported by survey respondents is as follows:

  • RN: 73.6 percent

  • Bachelor's: 50.5 percent

  • MSW: 19.8 percent

  • BSW: 9.9 percent

  • Other: 5.5 percent

  • APN: 4.4 percent

  • LPN: 4.4 percent

  • Associate's: 3.3 percent

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2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Healthcare Case Management

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.

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