Rehabilitation Case Manager
What is a rehabilitation case manager?
A rehabilitation case manager is a trained professional who helps to plan, organize,
coordinate, monitor, and evaluate services and resources for a rehabilitation patient.
Case managers usually do not provide actual, direct, patient care, but may work either
as part of the rehabilitation team (internal case manager) or for the patient's insurance
company (external case manager). A case manager is responsible for ensuring quality
and cost-effective healthcare services, and serves as a patient advocate.
Case managers are often rehabilitation nurses or clinical social workers. They may
practice in a variety of settings, including the following:
Case managers may choose to become certified in their specialty.