Medical Case Management

Professional Certificate in Medical Case Management

Professional Certificate in Medical Case Management

Online Program


12-24 months



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Strengthen your knowledge of healthcare systems, services, and resources so you can transition into a new role helping patients who require long-term, specialized care. Medical case managers are in demand in a variety of hospital settings, including acute care, home care, mental health care and ambulatory care.

Designed For

Individuals who are:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs) or other licensed healthcare workers

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the function and rules of the case manager within the managed care industry.
  • Obtain the practical skills needed to assure that quality care is maintained or improved -- despite pressures to reduce costs.
  • Understand the models, settings and varieties of case management.

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in hospitals, clinics, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Medical Case Manager
  • Nurse Case Manger
  • Home Health Supervisor

Real People. Real Results.

“I had a rewarding, insightful and very educational experience. Many more doors are now being opened for me as I transition away from the bedside--after 20 years in nursing.”

Tracy Marshall

Registered Nurse
Littleton, CO

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be a Registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker or other licensed medical professional.

Professional Credit

  • California Board of Registered Nursing continuing education credit (provider #11713)
  • Qualified Professional Case Manager:
    • Meets the education requirement for RNs to become QPCM-certified.
    • Registration/ exam fees significantly discounted for program graduates.

The Commission For Case Management Certification administers the Certified Case Manager (CCM) designation.

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Effective Case Management: Connecting to the Community


2 units

Effective Case Management: Connecting to Healthcare Systems


2 units

Quarter 2

Utilization Review and Quality Management in Health Services


2 units

Introduction to Life Care Planning (LCP)

BMSC X417.1

1 unit

Quarter 3

Medical Ethics

BMSC X413.11

2 units

Hospital-Based Case Management

BMSC X413.01

1 unit

Quarter 4

Financial Coverage and Benefits Systems in Case Management

BMSC X415.15

2 units

Instructor Spotlight

“The online delivery of this program is a perfect fit for me. I enjoy everything about hospital case management. It is both challenging and rewarding everyday. I share my love for the field through teaching, and I hope to encourage and assist those on the journey into case management.”

Tonya Smith

Social Worker & Case Manager
ER Department - Winter Haven Hospital
Winter Haven, FL

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