A case management nurse functions as a manager for their patients health care needs. They provide the planning and organization of care for the patient and are also in charge of overseeing the progress of the health care plan. The case management nurse will develop a plan that aims to be both preventative and reactionary to their patients health. The case management nurse will organize visits to the primary care physician as well as specialty physicians to maximize the patients health benefits. Regular tasks also include managing health care costs for the patient by communicating with the patients insurance company and performing cost-benefit analysis. Most case management nurses organize their practice by providing care to a specific group of patients, such as cancer patients or Alzheimers patients. This specialization allows them to become more fine tuned in the policies and procedures related to their care group.

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