New: Part-Time Medical Director Opportunity in Michigan!!

    January 18, 2022
    Lansing, MI
    Job Type


    New: Part-Time Medical Director Opportunity in Michigan!!
    Position Available: Medical Director, MD or DO, preferably in a general field of medical practice.
    Position Available due to Retirement.
    Start Date: As soon as possible.
    Practice Setting: This position works at a health plan.
    NO Call
    Hours: The position is a part-time role and the hours worked are negotiable.
    Practice Description: It is a Michigan based nonprofit voluntary employees’ beneficiary association. We provide our members and their families with comprehensive medical and prescription coverage and outstanding personal service. We also offer vision, dental and short-term and long-term disability benefits.
    Specific Skills or Certifications Needed: 10+ years of experience as a physician; Board certification; unrestricted license in the state of Michigan; the job description notes other minimum qualifications.
    Organization provides insurance and customer service to public employees and their families; a majority of our members work in Michigan public schools. We serve about 66,000 members plus their families (about 180,000 total covered lives).
    This position does not have a patient load, per se. The medical director reviews a variety of cases weekly to determine medical necessity. Cases involved relate to preauthorization of medical services, disability case determinations and appeals. The incumbent medical director completes this work in less than 20 hours per week and with support from registered nurses.
    Compensation: The position is an independent contractor for which we negotiate an hourly base rate. We reimburse for all reasonable and approved expenses incurred in connection with the performance of approved services based on Organization travel and expense reimbursement policies
    Organization shall maintain professional liability insurance with minimum limits of $100,000/$300,000. Organization will pay the premium for this liability insurance.
    SERVICE POPULATION: 180,000 members, primarily public employees and their families.
    The independent consulting agreement will be reviewed regularly. The medical director shall maintain all licenses necessary to practice medicine in the state of Michigan and such other licenses as may be required to satisfy obligations under a consulting agreement negotiated between the parties. Organization will reimburse for fees associated with maintaining Board Certifications as follows: exam fee (not to exceed $2,000), exam preparation materials (not to exceed $1,000) and exam preparation course fee (not to exceed $2,500).
    The medical director will consult with and advise Organization on providing quality
    healthcare and disability coverage to it's members. The medical director will work
    with Organization and its underwriters on matters of medical necessity, quality and
    reasonableness of medical treatment in concurrent reviews and in appeals decisions.
    This position is that of an independent contractor; it involves approximately 20 hours per
    week. It is based in Mich., and may be partly remote.
    It is a Michigan-based nonprofit voluntary employees’
    beneficiary association (VEBA). We provide our members and their families with the
    largest provider network in Michigan, comprehensive medical and prescription coverage
    and outstanding personal service. We also offer vision, dental and short-term and longterm
    disability benefits.
    We believe the hardworking people who care for our kids, our schools and our
    communities deserve exceptional health benefits and unmatched personal service.
    Organization is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an affirmative action,
    equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and members of other historically
    marginalized social identity groups are encouraged to submit a letter of interest.
    The medical director:
    • Performs physician-level review of medical and disability claims and
    preauthorization requests for coverage determinations.
    • Determines medical necessity of requests, including appeals, using medical
    policy, established guidelines or current research
    • Serves as a clinical resource and subject matter expert to both clinical and nonclinical staff
    • Recommends clarifications and updates to medical benefits, including assisting in
    identifying experimental/investigational treatment(s) and newer technologies,
    surgeries and medications
    • Participates in quality initiatives, case management accreditation and utilization
    management to identify opportunities for improvement
    • Participates in pharmacy initiatives and reviews of requested prescription drugs
    • Reviews requests for over-age dependents, including appeals
    • May be asked to participate in committees and workgroups to achieve department
    and organizational objectives
    • Various other duties as the need arises
    Minimum Qualifications
    Current unrestricted state of Michigan Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) license
    Doctorate from an accredited school of medicine (M.D.) or osteopathy (D.O.)
    10+ years of experience as a physician, preferably in a general field of medical practice
    Board certified
    Results-oriented and has the ability to take ownership of work
    Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    Strong analytical skills
    Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
    Understanding of health plan functions related to utilization, care and quality management.

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