Fallon Health Behavioral Health Case Manager in Worcester, Massachusetts
About Fallon Health:
Fallon Health is a mission-driven not-for-profit health care services organization based in Worcester, Massachusetts. For 45 years we have been improving health and inspiring hope in the communities we serve. Committed to caring for those who need us most, we pride ourselves on providing equitable access to coordinated, integrated care for our members with a special focus on those who qualify for Medicare and Medicaid. We also serve as a provider of care through our Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Dedicated to delivering high quality health care, we are continually rated among the nation’s top health plans for member experience and service and clinical quality.
Brief Summary of Purpose:
The Behavioral Health Case Manager (BHCM) is responsible for assessing a member’s behavioral and social care needs and developing and implementing a care plan to address all identified issues. The BHCM serves as an active participant on the member’s Care Team and an advocate for the member. The BHCM is actively involved with the member from time of psychiatric admission through discharge and ensures all Care Team members and healthcare providers are aware of member’s status. The BHCM facilitates prompt access to outpatient mental health supports, and community resources. The BHCM collaborates and works with members of the care team at both Fallon Health and community resources (Partners) during period of member transition of care. The BHCM is serving our NaviCare members which are 65 and older.
Fallon Health is a leader in providing senior care solutions such as NaviCare, a Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan and Senior Care Options program. Navicare integrates care for adults age 65 and older who are dually eligible for both Medicare and MassHealth Standard. A personalized primary care team manages and coordinates the NaviCare member’s health care by working with each member, the member’s family and health care providers to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Assessment and care plan coordination
Contacts Members and Caregivers/guardians telephonically and/or in person after receiving a BH referral to:
Conduct behavioral health assessment(s) and administer other assessment tools as indicated;
Assess and address the mental health and social care needs of the members;
Recommend modifications to the member’s integrated care plan if present
Completes a home visit for all agreeable referred members within alloted time frames and in the event of an emergent mental health or social care need or as indicated behavioral health clinical change (not otherwise accounted for by a medical change) to assign a rating category which determines BH case management level of involvement
May complete home visits and follow up assessments after all BH hospitalizations/Transitions of Care
May completes home visits to assist members with applications for indicated government and community programs including SNAP, housing, prescription assistance, etc.
Maintains an ongoing awareness of clinical, social, and financial resources available in the community as well as State/Federal and national resources
Coordinates and works with governmental, private, civic, religious, business and/or other groups to arranges and coordinate plans for members served in the Program
Assists members in establishing or reinforcing a social support network, thereby reducing their dependence on the medical system.
Offers proactive review of members for a multidisciplinary care planning with PCPs and Care Teams
Supports the Care Teams in the development, implementation and modification of Individualized Care Plans for Members, attends Care Team team meetings including those in provider offfices, community partner locations, office locations and otherwise
Updates all relevant Care Team members regarding the member’s mental health and substance use status and develops and/or proposes changes to the behavioral health care plan as appropriate
Works collaboratively with the outreach team and Fallon NaviCare ESR or other employees to assist in the smooth transition of potential members who present with a defined behavioral health need including but not limited to: resources for medication compliance and appropriate in-network BH providers
Participates in monthly supervision with leader
Performs other responsibilities as assigned by Clinical Intergration Leadership Team
Clinical documentation and data management and reporting
Documents outcomes of initial and follow up home visits in the documentation system per department guidelines ensuring all Care Team members are notified of any emergent needs and data entry completed immediately
Completes referrals for all the member’s recommended behavioral health services, including outpatient supports, therapy, and medication management/assessment; ensures all Care Team members and relevant caregivers are aware of referrals and goals. Documents all activity in the documentation system per department guidelines
Completes/facilitates referrals for needed neuropsychiatric evaluation(s) notifying all Care Team team members of evaluation referral and documenting referral activity in the documentation system
Monitors daily inpatient BH census log and contacts appropriate hospital staff to provide care coordination (as long as member has not restrictedthe facility to share information with Fallon). Within one business day ensures notification of member’s psychiatric admission and forwards information to Care Team members for care coordination. Documents all activity in the documentation systemper department guidelines
Reviews all of the medications at initial and follow-up assessments with members and forward results to the Nurse Case Manager or PCP as indicated. Documents all activity per department guidelines
Initiates and updates Care Plan in the documentation system on all active members in the BHCM panel per Care Plan Process for products per workflows and requirements
Completes daily tasks/ outreach to members and identifies appropriate assessments to be completed within timelines
Strictly observes HIPAA regulations and Fallon Health’s policies regarding confidentiality of member information
Strictly observes safety awareness and home visit process when conducting home visits
Complies with all reporting requirements and processes as applicable
Ensures timely filing with the appropriate Protective Services agency regarding any concerns about the safety and well being of a member
Maintains an ongoing awareness of community clinical, psychiatric, and other outpatient resources as well as state and federal resources as needed
Provides training and consultation
Serves as a behavioral health consultant to the Fallon Health Clinical Integration Team
Offers recommendations to continued program development and is an active participant in suggesting opportunities to enhance the program
Works with Fallon Health Provider Relations and Beacon Health Options to ensure that contracted behavioral health providers are knowledgable about the plan benefits, eligibility requirements, and care coordination and communication needs
Coordinate with Beacon staff to ensure quality and timely arrangement of necessary mental health and substance use supports.
Attends Fallon Health/Beacon meetings when requested
Attends supervision and 1:1 meetings with Leader. Attends Team Huddles, staff meetings, site meetings and other Fallon Health and business related meetings as required. Meetings may be in person or telephonic depending upon the need
Attends and participates in team’s monthly medical rounds case presentations
Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work, mental health counseling, psychology, or human services required
Active, unrestricted license as a LICSW and/or LMHC ; reliable transportation
Certification in Case Management a plus
Satisfactory Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) results
A minimum of three years’ clinical experience in the behavioral health/mental health setting required.
Experience with government programs, community resources, case management, substance use disorders and/or severe and persistent mental illness preferred.
Demonstrates proficiency including but not limited to:
Ability to conduct behavioral health assessments, develop and implement comprehensive care plans that addresses the member’s behavioral health needs in conjunction with their medical needs and social determinants of health
Ability to serve as a member on an interdisciplinary care team that may include the member’s primary care physician, medical providers, behavioral health providers, state agencies and/or internal nurse case managers and navigators
Ability to screen and assist members with social determinants of health including but not limited to relevant food, housing and state applications (e.g. DDS, DYS, DCF, DMH)
Experience with subpopulations including children, adolescents, the homeless, those with SPMI, substance use disorders, and disabilities
Effective case management, care coordination, and member advocacy skills
Knowledge about behavioral health community resources, levels of care, and criteria for levels of care
Familiarity with motivational interviewing and harm reduction to engage and connect with members
Ability to work collaboratively with BH vendor
Familiarity with software systems including but not limited to Microsoft Office Products – Excel, Outlook, and Word
Fallon Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Fallon Health Vaccination Requirements:
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, members and communities we serve, Fallon Health now requires all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status. As of 2/1/2022 all roles not designated as “Remote” require full COVID-19 vaccination and Fallon Health will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Posted Date 2 weeks ago (9/15/2023 12:40 PM)
Job ID 7419
# Positions 1
Category Behavioral Health