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Regional Medical Director, NAMM Optum - Ontario, CA

Company: Optum
Location: Ontario
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

Medical Director opening in Ontario, California. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com We at NAMM, a part of OptumCare, deliver a clearly differentiated level of outcome and service adherence. Come join our team and add to our bench strength as we execute on managed care 2.0 bringing together revenue optimization, appropriate utilization, unit cost management and strategic acquisitions. Quality care saves money without exception. Careers at OptumCare. We're on a mission to change the face of health care. As the largest health and wellness business in the US, we help 58 million people navigate the health care system, finance their health care needs and achieve their health and well-being goals. Fortunately, we have a team of the best and brightest minds on the planet to make it happen. The Medical Director interacts with Physicians and IPA staff to ensure that patient needs are met in an efficient and medically appropriate manner. The Medical Director of is responsible for the Medical Management functions that include vendor relations, Utilization Management and business development. In addition, this role provides prime management, oversight and development for major program and functional areas within Medical Management. These include medical policy, patient centered medical home, Medicaid, Health and Wellness, population management, and reporting capabilities. The Medical Director is also responsible for working with physicians and other providers, especially PCMH practices, to improve the quality and efficiency of care in the network and integrate these providers into clinical initiatives. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works primarily with the physician community around issues of particular patients, balancing business and clinical concerns.
  • Provides limited utilization management for outpatient medical, surgical and pharmacy activity.
  • Participates in medical appeals activity. Reviews all 2nd-level overturned cases related to medical necessity/investigational issues in the context of potential medical policy updates.
  • Works with the Appeals area on appeals related to utilization management issues.
  • Provides medical leadership and physician advice to the quality management area with respect to quality improvement studies, quality improvement committees, primary care assessments (both office-site assessments and medical record document reviews).
  • Performs peer reviews on quality complaints, sentinel events, and quality-of-care referrals.
  • Serves as Physician Advisor for other areas within the company, including but not limited to Sales and Marketing, Underwriting, PHP, and Provider Services.
  • Provides medical leadership and advice for conformance with standards and guidelines for NCQA, URAC, state and federal regulators, and other accrediting bodies.
  • Acts as liaison for communication with physicians, hospitals, and other providers in the community.
  • Reviews customer service and claims inquiries.
    Required Qualifications:
  • Possess a current and unrestricted MD or DO license in California
  • 3 or more years of experience working as a Medical Director in a managed care setting
  • 3 or more years of experience in utilization management, utilization review and prior authorization
  • 3 or more years of experience interacting with both group and IPA Physicians
  • Experience with inpatient/hospitalist management
  • Experience with and comfort level in supervising Advanced Practice Clinicians
  • Board certification in their chosen specialty
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking ordersPreferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience working with clinical information technology systems
  • Public presentation skills What's the first thing that happens when one of the most successful groups in Riverside County comes together with a global leader in health care? Opportunity. With NAMM joining OptumCare and the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, people like you will find increasing levels of challenge, impact and professional success. With a vibrant network of hospitals and urgent care centers, we're changing health care for the better by improving access to affordable, high quality care, and working together to improve the patient experience. That takes passion, commitment, intense focus and the ability to contribute effectively in a highly collaborative team environment. Are you with us? Learn more about this exciting opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
    Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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.
    UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: Medical Director, MD, DO, managed care, UM, Utilization Management, CM, Case Management, IPA, clinical informatics, Ontario, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, CA, Telecommute Keyphrases: health administration jobs, medical director jobs, hospital administration jobs, hospital administrative jobs, healthcare administration jobs, administration jobs, healthcare administrator jobs, medical administration jobs, chief medical officer jobs, medical director position jobs, associate medical director jobs, medical ceo jobs, healthcare ceo jobs, medical administrative jobs, executive director jobs

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