Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY:

As the physician advisor, the Executive Medical Director of Revenue Cycle educates, informs, and advises members of the Case Management, Revenue Cycle, Patient Financial Services, Patient Access, AHS Managed Care departments and applicable Medical Staff of specific updates, statistical trending and/or changes related to denial prevention measures for our contracted managed care payers.  The Medical Director is responsible for providing physician review of utilization, claims management, and quality assurance related to inpatient care, outpatient care/observation stays and referral services.  This position supports the CMO capacities at the facilities within the Central Florida Division – South by ensuring the delivery of high-quality, efficient healthcare services throughout the continuum of care for the membership served by contracted medical group provider networks.  

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Strong organization skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex information in understandable terms to all levels of staff
  • Effective computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a matrix-management environment to achieve organizational goals
  • Ability to translate ethical and legal requirements into practical and sustainable policies, balancing the needs of the business and the interest of patients and member physicians alike
  • Ability to provide expert medical advice
  • Successful history as a practicing physician
  • Strong ability to build and sustain relationships in the medical community and a corporate environment
  • Health plan experience in operations
  • Experience in a physician group model

Knowledge & Skills Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint

  EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  • Graduate from medical school and residency program

Education Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in Business or Healthcare Administration

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Ten years recent clinical practice experience
  • Seven years of leadership experience

Experience Preferred:

  • Understanding of Hospital Care Management, including Utilization Management
  • Two years or greater experience as a Physician Advisor    

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

  • Current, valid State of Florida license as a physician
  • Board certified and eligible for membership on the Hospital medical staff

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Preferred:

  • N/A

Practice Description

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for reviewing and authorizing inpatient days and the evaluation of inpatient utilization patterns within service areas to identify areas of improvement, developing specific strategies and criteria addressing areas of need.  Collaborates with Senior Medical Officers with contracted managed care payers regarding utilization review management activities and maintain a positive and supportive relationship between the inpatient facilities, health plans and physicians (hospitalist groups and primary care providers), as well as interdepartmental liaison for ACO activities and program development.  Reviews and responds to Complaints & Indicators. Works in close coordination with the processes of the Utilization Review Management staff for continual process improvement and reporting.  Reviews and makes recommendations on appealed provider claims and makes determinations for appeals & grievances from members.  Provides support, shares administrative call, and maintains collaborative relations with the other medical directors.
  • Participates with the Medical Directorate to review and develop medical guidelines and policies.  
  • Reviews data and trends to identify opportunities for utilization improvement to positively influence practice patterns.  
  • Collaborates and develops relationships with payers and the community health resources.   
  • Acts as a liaison between contracted Managed Care/Commercial payers related to managed care denials, Care Management and the Hospital’s Medical Staff to facilitate the accurate and complete documentation for coding and abstracting of clinical data, capture of severity, acuity and risk of mortality, in addition to DRG assignment.  Establishes and maintains a presence within the Medical Staff structure and active participation on applicable committees (ie JOC/Payer, Revenue Cycle, Finance Committee, etc.).

Compliance/Regulatory Responsibility:

Operating & Capital Budget/Financial Responsibility:

Performance Improvement Responsibility:

Community Relations Responsibility:

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change.