The Utilization Management Nurse works collaboratively with the health care team to ensure proper utilization of medical services, procedures and care settings for individual members by assessing member needs and identifying solutions that promote quality and cost-effective care in the transition of care from the acute setting. The Utilization Management Nurse determines medical appropriateness for inpatient and outpatient services by evaluating medical information and applying established national criteria benefit determination, medical guidelines and compliance with state mandated regulations based on InterQual and other organizational tools. This includes concurrent reviews of inpatient/outpatient services, sub-acute care and prior-authorization reviews.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
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