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Case management techniques

Case Management Techniques

Tools of the Trade


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Case Management Techniques

  • Time Management

    • What is time management?

      • Time Management is about knowing where you want to go and getting yourself organized enough to get there.


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Case Management Techniques

  • Time Management

    • This is not just a case manager issue, but a RWB issue as well

      • Does the RWB allow customers to stop in at any time and see his or her case manager without an appointment?

      • If so, it may be difficult for case managers in your area to effectively manage his or her cases


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Case Management Techniques

  • Time Management

    • What are strategies that can eliminate this type of strain on case managers?

      • Have an on-call worker for emergencies

        • If its not an emergency, the on-call worker can schedule another appointment when the customer’s case manager is available

        • Rover case manager

      • Create a walk-in calendar for the front desk to use. Each case manager places one walk-in appointment slot on the calendar for staff at the front desk to schedule appointments


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Case Management Techniques

  • Time Management

  • Three important elements of time management are

    • Planning

    • Prioritizing

    • Scheduling


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Case Management Techniques

  • Time Management

    • Planning

      • Plan time to review case-to-do’s

      • Longer appointments in the mornings

        • First appointment

        • Initial assessment review/IRP

      • Shorter appointments in the afternoon

        • Collecting documentation

        • Updating steps to self-sufficiency


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Case Management Techniques

  • Time Management

    • Prioritizing

      • What’s more important?

        • First appointment

        • Initial assessment review/IRP

      • Shorter appointments in the afternoon

        • Collecting documentation & support services

        • Updating steps to self-sufficiency


Case management technique

Case Management Technique

  • Time Management

    • Prioritizing your caseload

      • Making Case Management Work: Empowering people of change by Dr. Beverly Ford

      • Three levels of readiness


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Case Management Technique

  • Time Management

    • By dividing your caseload into one of the three levels of readiness can help you, as a case manager, better assist your participant

    • Levels of Readiness

      • Level I- Can the participant be job ready within the next six months

      • Level II- Can the participant be job ready in less than a year

      • Level III- It will take the participant more than a year to become job ready


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Case Management Techniques

  • Time Management

    • Scheduling

      • Schedule appointments that allow time to discuss

        • Issues that may hinder participation

        • Customer concerns

      • Allow time to

        • Enter data and case notes

        • Put participant’s case file away


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Case Management Techniques

  • What are some effective time management tools?

    • Outlook calendar

    • Other appointment tracking software

      • PIM One


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Longer appointments in the morning


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  • Outlook

    • Outlook may also be used to:

      • Track pre-penalties

      • Track three days for good cause if a 2nd failure has occurred within 30 days

      • Keep record of if the participant showed for the appointment or not

        • Color coding missed appointments


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  • PIM One

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  • What is PIM One?

    • PIM One looks like an electronic day planner

      • Organizational tabs

      • Users can set appointments

      • Set tasks or to-do’s

      • Has password protect ability

      • Provides interval reminders at your specification


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Case Management Techniques

  • Organization

    • Filing and Scanning

      • Who’s responsible for filing/scanning documents?

        • Is each case manager responsible for filing documentation?

        • Is there another person responsible for filing?

        • How soon after documentation is received is it required to be placed in the file or scanned?


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Case Management Techniques

  • Organization

    • Touch Only Once Rule

      • Complete all tasks on the case when you meet with the participant

        • Documentation

        • Data entry

        • Case notes

    • Put it away


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Case Management Techniques

  • Organization

    • Filing and Scanning

      • Is there a “checks and balance” system to ensure that all documents are scanned correctly?

      • Does staff check to make sure the wrong side of the document has not been scanned?

      • Do they check to see if both sides of a double-sided document has been scanned?


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Case Management Techniques

  • Organization

    • Data Entry

      • Are case managers responsible for data entry or is another staff member responsible for all data entry?

        • If data entry staff are entering data in OSST, who follows up on the case to ensure that the participant is in compliance?

      • How soon after receiving documentation must data be entered?

      • Who checks and verifies the accuracy of the data entered?


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Case Management Techniques

  • Organization

    • Setting Reminders (OSST To-Do’s)

    • Using OSST To-Do’s is an effective way to remind yourself of

      • Activity start dates

      • Documentation due dates

      • Activity end dates


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  • Entering a Case To-Do

    • Start by looking at the participant’s activity

    • Look at the participant’s IRP

      • Look at steps to self-sufficiency

  • Based on information you will enter reminders pertinent to the participant’s case


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Start off by going into the participant’s case. Click on “Case To-Do’s” on the left navigation tool


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Choose what type of alert you want to display. Here we chose “Special Alert”


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Enter the date you want the alert to generate and the participant’s requirement.


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Case Management Techniques

  • Communication

    • How effective is your communication?


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Case Management Techniques

  • Communication

    • Use customer friendly language

    • Avoid jargon

    • Don’t assume that something is obvious

    • Ask customer to recap discussion

      • Clarify and correct, when appropriate


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Case Management Techniques

  • Accountability

    • Holding participants accountable

      • Appointment letters

      • JPR Reminders and Reminder Notices

      • Time sheets

      • IRP


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Case Management Techniques

  • Summary

    • Have a system and keep it simple

      • Train staff on system

    • Every day needs a plan of action

      • Plan

        • Update your calendar and create a to-do list

      • Prioritize

        • Divide tasks into high and secondary priorities

      • Schedule

        • Try your schedule and update it to fit your needs


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Case Management Techniques

  • Summary

    • Communication

      • Train staff on communication

      • Both written and verbal communication


Reference

Reference

  • Ford, B.(2002). Making case management work: Empowering people for change. Macon, GA: ASM Associates


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Case Management Techniques

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