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Associate Medical Director - Orthopedic Surgery

Company: Anthem, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Job Description:

It is important that you apply using an email address which is unique to you and not shared with a friend, relative, spouse, or significant other. Our recruiting system uses your email address as your unique identifier. If you apply with a shared email address, your application will overwrite any previous applicant record with the same email address. Additionally, please ensure that you use a valid email address, free from typos, as there are a variety of communications which may be sent to the email address with which you apply Associate Medical Director - Orthopedic Surgery Your Talent. Our Vision. At AIM Specialty Health (AIM), a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies, it's a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we're creating greater care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care. This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve. Location: Remote (work from home) Responsible for performing pre-authorizations and providing quality improvement solutions for musculoskeletal procedures involving the spine and/or joints, and high-tech diagnostic imaging. duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Determines the medical necessity of requests using clinical criteria.
  • Performs physician-level case review of musculoskeletal utilization requests.
  • Conducts peer-to-peer consultation with ordering physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice nurses regarding established guidelines and accepted standards of care as it relates to treatments, surgical procedures, imaging and appropriate sites of service.
  • Provides education regarding applicable clinical criteria and discusses clinically appropriate alternative surgical and nonsurgical treatments.
  • Performs first level provider appeals of coverage decisions.
  • Provides support and education to internal clinical and non-clinical staff regarding the principles associated with appropriate musculoskeletal diagnoses, treatments, and management.--
  • Participates in physician team meetings.
  • Participates in groups that develop, revise and enhance clinical appropriateness guidelines. Qualifications
    • Requires M.D. or D.O. Board certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery or American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
    • Current unrestricted medical license(s) as a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in appropriate state(s).
    • Experience performing standard neurosurgical spine procedures independently.
    • 3-5 years of clinical practice experience past fellowship training preferred.
    • Extensive spine surgery experience preferred.
    • Experience with utilization management, especially with CMS guidelines preferred.
    • Intermediate computer skills strongly preferred. Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America's Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions. Please be advised that Anthem only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Anthem. Accordingly, Anthem is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Anthem. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Anthem. EEO is the Law Please use the links below to review statements of protection from discrimination under Federal law for job applicants and employees. Anthem, Inc. is committed to helping individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce and ensuring equal opportunity to apply and compete for jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please email Human Resources at ability@icareerhelp.com for further assistance. *WARNING : Please beware of phishing scams that solicit interviews or promote work-at-home opportunities, some of which may pose as legitimate companies. Please be advised that Anthem will never ask you for a credit card, send you a check, or ask you for any type of payment as part of consideration for employment with our company. If you feel that you have been the victim of a scam such as this, please report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission here by selecting the 'Rip-offs and Imposter Scams' option. Anthem requires a completed online application for consideration of employment for any position.

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