Medical Director (Behavioral Health)
Position Purpose: Assist the VP of Clinical Programs to direct and coordinate the physician component of the utilization management functions for the health plan business units.
Provides medical leadership for utilization management activities and medical review activities pertaining to utilization review, quality assurance, medical review of complex, and controversial or experimental medical services such as transplants utilizing the services of consultants
Performs case reviews and appeals for all health plans.
Assists VP of Clinical Programs in planning, establishing goals and policies to improve quality and cost-effectiveness of care and service for members.
Provides medical expertise in the operation of approved quality improvement and utilization management programs in accordance with regulatory, state, corporate, and accreditation requirements.
Identifies utilization review studies and evaluates adverse trends in utilization of medical services, unusual provider practice patterns, and adequacy of benefit/payment components.
Identifies clinical quality improvement studies to assist in reducing unwarranted variation in clinical practice in order to improve the quality and cost of care.
Reviews claims involving complex, controversial, or unusual or new services in order to determine medical necessity and appropriate payment
Education/Experience: Board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Current state medical license without restrictions. 5 years of experience working in behavioral health managed care or behavioral health clinical settings, with at least 2 years in a clinical setting.
License/Certifications: Board Certification through American Board Medical Specialties. Current state medical license without restrictions. BC Licensed in GA