The Care Coordination Department exists to provide continuity of care among providers of services; to educate, advocate for, and empower patients and families to attain self-sufficiency; to link families with community resources and assist patients and families in navigating the various systems in order to attain the highest quality of care, while maintaining confidentiality and privacy.
We are committed to providing need-driven services in a timely individualized, patient-family centered and culturally sensitive manner.
Our services include the following:
Assistance with Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace
Insurance Referrals for Assistance with Subspecialists
Disease Education & Case Management
Help with Basic Needs
General Social Services (Assistance with Community Programs)
Assistance with Insurance and Social Security Disability Applications and Appeals
Job Training Referrals
Spanish Interpreter/Translator Services
More Information About the Responsibilities of our Care Coordination Staff
Insurance Referral Specialists: The Insurance Referral Specialists coordinate subspecialists’ referrals. They schedule and coordinate appointments with the appropriate subspecialists providing them with demographics, insurance, diagnosis and medical/diagnostic information, as well as contact patients and/or caregivers with appointment information. Specific services include appointment scheduling and follow-up with subspecialists (cardiology, x-rays, ultrasounds, urology, etc.) and assistance with insurance pre-authorization and pre-certification (Commercial or TennCare).
Medical & Disease Case Managers: The Medical & Disease Case Managers facilitate family access to medical home providers, staff and other resources. They serve as contacts, advocates and as a resource for families, the community and other social or medical agencies and provide the following:
Assistance with Home Health Care
School services (Attend team meetings, IEP, IFSP, GEIT, etc.)
Durable medical foods (G-tubes, diapers, etc.)
Durable medical equipment (wheelchairs, medical beds, etc.)
Social Service Case Managers: Social Service Case Managers assist individuals and families in navigating social service systems to attain the highest quality of life.
Link families with basic needs, community services and resources (food, clothing, food stamps, utilities, domestic violence, etc.)
Insurance (Assist with application and appeal processes)
School and other agency meetings (IEP, IFSP, GEIT)
Social Security Disability Application assistance
Job training referrals
Outreach and Enrollment Counselor (Certified Application Counselor): The Outreach and Enrollment Counselor is responsible for conducting public education activities at Mercy Community Healthcare; and in the communities of Williamson, Maury, Marshall and Hickman Counties to raise awareness about health insurance coverage options under Medicaid (TennCare), CHIP and the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, as well as enrolling consumers in medical insurance plans.
This individual also connects families with community services and resources (food, clothing, food stamps, utilities, etc.), and assists with insurance applications as well as appeal processes.
Spanish Interpreter: Our Spanish Interpreter provides timely, individualized, patient-centered and culturally sensitive Spanish interpreting and translation services.
Legal Aid Clinics: Through Mercy’s Medical Legal Partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, and in collaboration with St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Franklin, Mercy provides legal advice clinics (criminal issues excluded) for communities in Williamson and surrounding counties on the first Thursday of each month, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Chronic Care Management Program: Mercy’s Chronic Care Management Model is an organizational approach to caring for people with chronic diseases in a primary care setting. Objectives of this program include, but are not limited to:
Improve/maintain functional status
Improve/maintain quality of life
Increase patient satisfaction
Improve compliance with care plan
Improve patient safety
To the extent possible, increase patient self-direction (autonomy)
Reduce/prevent of urgent care visits, ER visits and hospitalizations
Overall saved healthcare cost for the patient