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Anthem, Inc. Associate Medical Director - Neurologic Surgery (AIM) LA or Chicago Area - PS17922 in Glendale, California

Associate Medical Director - Neurologic Surgery (AIM) LA or Chicago Area - PS17922

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Requisition #: PS17922

Post Date: Jan 07, 2020

Candidate must reside in the Los Angeles or Chicago area. Onsite office training required in one of the following offices: Glendale, CA; Westchester, IL; or Deerfield, IL. May work remote after training period.

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.

AIM is currently seeking a Board-Certified Neurologic Surgeon to participate in pre-authorization and quality improvement solutions for musculoskeletal procedures involving the spine, and high-tech diagnostic imaging. Physician Advisors determine the medical necessity of requests using clinical appropriateness guidelines and health plan medical policy.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Determines the medical necessity of requestsusing clinical criteria.

  • Performs physician-level case review ofmusculoskeletal utilization requests.

  • Conducts peer-to-peer consultation withordering physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice nursesregarding established guidelines and accepted standards of care as itrelates to treatments, surgical procedures, imaging and appropriate sitesof service.

  • Provides education regarding applicableclinical criteria and discusses clinically appropriate alternativesurgical and non-surgical treatments.

  • Performs first level provider appeals ofcoverage decisions.

  • Provides support and education to internalclinical and non-clinical staff regarding the principles associated withappropriate musculoskeletal diagnoses, treatments, and management.

  • Participates in physician team meetings.

  • Participates in groups that develop, reviseand enhance clinical appropriateness guidelines.

Qualified Candidates will have:

  • Current unrestricted medical license(s) as aDoctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in appropriatestate(s).

  • M.D. or D.O. Board certification by theAmerican Board of Neurologic Surgery, American Osteopathic Board ofNeurosurgery, the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, or AmericanOsteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

  • Experience performing standard neurosurgicalspine procedures independently.

  • 3-5 years of clinical practice experience pastfellowship training preferred.

  • Extensive spine surgery experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current practicestandards in neurosurgery.

  • Strong oral communication and interpersonalskills.

  • Computer literacy with the ability to learnnew applications.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to work both independently and in ateam environment

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-pacedenvironment.

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