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Associate Medical Director or Medical Director (Oncology) AIM Specialty Health

Elevance Health
This position has been approved to work remote, anywhere in the US with preference given to candidates located in California.
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Closing date
Dec 16, 2022

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Associate Medical Director or Medical Director (Oncology) AIM Specialty Health

Location: Remote position, can work/live anywhere.

Build the Possibilities. Make an extraordinary impact.

We are currently seeking several versatile Board-Certified Medical Oncologists to participate in pre-authorization reviews related to oncology care. Medical Directors in Clinical Operations determine the medical necessity of outpatient radiology, cancer chemotherapy and genetic testing requests using clinical guidelines and health plan medical policy. 

How you will make impact:

  • Perform physician-level case review, following initial nurse review, of radiation therapy regimens and supportive care.
  • Perform physician-level case review, following initial nurse review, of high-tech diagnostic imaging. Imaging modalities include CT, CTA, MRI, MRA, and PET.
  • 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 oncology care.
  • Document the pre-certification review in a complete, concise, and accurate manner in the pre-certification computer application.
  • Demonstrate and maintain current knowledge of new cancer treatment regimens.
  • As necessary, assist pre-certification nurses and other staff in understanding the principles behind appropriate utilization of covered treatments and genetic testing.
  • Participate in periodic physician team meetings.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge of relevant policies and regulations pertaining to utilization review of oncology care.
  • 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires an MD or DO.
  • Board certification in a medical specialty required. This job is paid on an hourly basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board Certification American Board of Medical Specialties in Medical Oncology or Radiation Oncology
  • 3-5 years of clinical practice experience post-fellowship training is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current practice standards in interventional pain management.
  • 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

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