Salary for Case Managers

Salary for Case Managers

What is the Salary for Case Managers?

We are often asked about the salary for case managers. To answer this question The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and the Case Management Institute (CMI) collaborated on a 2022 Case Management Salary and Trends Survey. 

The survey results show that most case managers (62%) earn a base salary of $80,000 or more. Over a quarter of case managers (27%) earn $100,000 per year or more. 8% make $130,000 or more annual base salary while only 7% of case managers reported a salary under $60,000. In addition, 84% of case managers’ salaries were listed at or above $70,000 per year. (Cooper-Gillingham et al., 2022)

Furthermore, 65% of case managers reported an increase in their salary over the last year and 85% of case managers are satisfied with the salary they receive. (Cooper-Gillingham et al., 2022)

Jobs for Case Managers

Jobs for Case Managers

When looking for jobs for Case Managers most people look in the obvious places, hospitals, insurance companies, and Workers’ Compensation. But while they are the most popular places for case managers to work according to the 2022 Case Management Salary and Trends Survey (Cooper-Gillingham et al., 2022) that is also where everyone else is looking. This often makes it difficult to get an interview let alone a job offer. But by thinking outside the box and looking beyond these obvious places to find case management jobs you will have a better chance of finding your dream job. 

Is Case Management a Good Career Move for Nurses?

Is Case Management a Good Career Move for Nurses?

This article compares survey results from nurses and case managers. So is Case Management a good career move for Nurses? The results show that case managers earn more than nurses, are more satisfied with their job, and the majority of case managers plan to stay with their current employer. However, case management is not the right career move for every nurse. Nurses considering case management should research the field to ensure it is the right fit for them.

2022 Case Management Salary and Trends Survey

The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and the Case Management Institute (CMI) have joined forces to continue our work on raising the awareness of case management and further developing its workforce.

Historically, CMSA has produced a biennial State of the Industry Report, while CMI has produced a Salary and Trends Report. With a common shared objective of providing key trends and benchmarks on the status of the professional practice of case management, CMSA and CMI are proud to present this combined report.

All Acute Care Case Managers  Need This!

All Acute Care Case Managers  Need This!

Acute Care Case Managers Face a Unique Set of Challenges

We see the questions every day in our Case Managers Community Facebook Group.

Who should be receiving the Important Messages from Medicare (IMM)?
What is the proper use of Condition Code 44?
Who should be receiving the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON)?
What are the rules and regulations regarding discharge appeals?
What are all the different Medicare notices/forms, etc to be aware of and understand?

Why Do Insurance Companies Lay Off Case Managers and How You Can Reduce the Risk

Why Do Insurance Companies Lay Off Case Managers and How You Can Reduce the Risk

But first, you have to get the job!

Insurance companies hire based on the number of contracts they have. If they feel they will win new contracts and need more nurses for CM or UM or other positions, they will post for these positions.

If they get the contract they will hire. If they don’t get the contract they will stop the hiring process immediately. That is why many case managers get through the interview process thinking all went well, only to be told the position is not being filled.

Many of the very large companies that hire work from home case management positions all over the country have smaller “departments” or “lines of business”. So while one may be hiring, another may be laying off because they lost a contract. And while you would think they would just move people from one “department” to another. Often that is not the case, and those laid off will have to “reapply” for other positions.

Case Management Mentor: Be One, Have One

Case Management Mentor: Be One, Have One

Mentoring is more than orientation and preceptorship. These focus on processes and procedures and have their place within an organization, ensuring employees are trained to fulfill their job duties. But mentorship goes beyond policies, procedures, and the “job”. It focuses on the whole person, their “career” as well as work-life balance. 

Mentorship is built on the relationship between the mentor and mentee and has the potential to create leaders. The best mentors see untapped potential in a colleague and help to develop that potential. They will challenge them to go outside of their comfort zone while providing encouragement, support, and direction that guides the mentee to grow into their full potential. 

Commitment, Communication, & Support

Commitment, Communication, & Support

Everyone wants to hire a case manager with experience. Experience is very valuable, but with a large number of case managers reaching retirement age and the demand for case managers increasing, organizations will be forced to hire people who lack previous case management experience. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Bringing a fresh set of eyes into a department can have an incredible impact. 

We are going to look at one new case manager who had a major impact on her patients, department, and organization. We will look at the keys to her success and discover how this can be replicated in other organizations. 

Nursing Beyond the Bedside – Utilization Management and Utilization Review

Nursing Beyond the Bedside – Utilization Management and Utilization Review

Utilization Management (UM) is one of the many nontraditional bedside jobs a nurse can pursue. In this article, we will look at what utilization management is and how to move into this position.  Defining Utilization Management and Utilization Review URAC (formerly the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission), a nonprofit organization promoting healthcare quality by accrediting healthcare […]