Anthem, Inc. Associate Medical Director - AIM Specialty Health in Richmond, Virginia
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Clinical Operations Associate Medical Director Location: Remote, work from home
Be part of an extraordinary team We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?
Build the Possibilities. Make an extraordinary impact. AIM Specialty Health is a benefit-management leader in Illinois and a proud member of Anthem's family of companies. Our platform delivers significant cost-of-care savings across an expanding set of clinical domains, including radiology, cardiology and oncology. We are currently seeking a versatile Board Certified Physician to participate in pre-authorization reviews of high-tech diagnostic imaging, cardiac testing and sleep management services. Medical Directors in Clinical Operations determine the medical necessity of outpatient radiology, cardiology and sleep management requests using clinical guidelines and health plan medical policy.
How you will make impact:
Successful candidates will:
Perform physician-level case review, following initial nurse review, of high-tech diagnostic imaging. Imaging modalities include CT, CTA, MRI, MRA, PET, and Nuclear Cardiology.
Determine medical necessity of requests using AIM Medical Necessity Guidelines and client-specific health plan medical policy.
Conduct peer-to-peer discussions with ordering physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to provide education regarding established guidelines and accepted standards of care as they pertain to the use of diagnostic imaging studies, cardiac testing and sleep management services.
Suggest alternatives services to ordering providers when appropriate.
Document the pre-certification review in a complete, concise, and accurate manner in the pre-certification computer application.
Demonstrate and maintain current knowledge of modalities and new applications of known technologies for diagnostic imaging, cardiac services and sleep management.
As necessary, assist pre-certification nurses and other staff in understanding the principles behind appropriate utilization of covered modalities.
Participate in periodic physician team meetings.
Demonstrate and maintain knowledge of relevant policies and regulations pertaining to utilization review of diagnostic imaging procedures, cardiac services and sleep management.
Participate on committees or in work groups as needed for revision of clinical guidelines and/or serve as a subject matter expert.
Perform first level provider appeals as designated by the client for adverse determinations.
Obtain additional state licensure based upon business needs.
Adhere to all AIM Specialty Health Management protocols, policies, and procedures.
- Requires an MD and Board certification in a medical specialty required. This job is paid on an hourly basis.
Demonstrated knowledge of current practice standards in specialty
Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills
Computer literacy with the ability to learn new applications
Strong analytical skills
Ability to multi-task
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few. The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Anthem approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws. Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. Anthem is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact email@example.com for assistance.