Benefits of Medical Case Management
The decision by an employer or carrier to refer an individual into medical case management early in the recovery process has clear benefits for all involved parties. Some of those benefits include:
- The case manager acts as an advocate for the individual, providing emotional support and fostering maximum medical recovery in the shortest possible time. This allows the individual to return quickly to work and regain his or her status as a contributing member of the employer's staff.
- The employer benefits by re-acquiring the services of an experienced employee without incurring the expense of hiring and training a replacement.
- The payer benefits from reduced expenditures associated with decreased recovery time and elimination of inappropriate treatments.