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Clinical Operations Associate Medical Director- Sleep Medicine - AIM

Company: Elevance Health
Location: Cerritos
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Medical Director Sleep Medicine AIM is currently seeking a Board-Certified Sleep Medicine physician. Remote - Location Flexible AIM Specialty Health is a benefit-management leader in Illinois and a proud member of Elevance Health's family of companies. Our platform delivers significant cost-of-care savings across an expanding set of clinical domains, including radiology, cardiology and oncology. Job Summary: AIM is currently seeking a Sleep Specialist to participate in pre-authorization and quality improvement solutions for sleep studies and high-tech general medicine diagnostic imaging. Medical Directors in Clinical Operations determine the medical necessity of outpatient radiology, cardiology and sleep management requests using clinical guidelines and health plan medical policy. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Determine medical necessity of requests using applicable clinical criteria, which may include AIM Appropriateness Guidelines, client-specific health plan medical policy, well established evidenced based guidelines, and CMS Coverage Determinations, as applicable.
  • Perform physician-level case review, following initial nurse review, of sleep studies, durable medical equipment, and high-tech diagnostic imaging.
  • Conduct peer-to-peer consultations with ordering physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice nurses to provide education regarding established guidelines and accepted standards of care regarding studies and site of service.
  • Discuss clinically appropriate alternative treatments, imaging studies and sites of care with ordering providers when consistent with applicable clinical criteria.
  • Provide education regarding applicable clinical criteria.
  • Provide support and educate clinical and non-clinical staff to foster understanding of the principles associated with appropriate use of covered modalities.
  • Actively participate in physician team meetings.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge of relevant policies and regulations pertaining to sleep management, and imaging modalities.
  • Actively participate in groups that develop, revise, and enhance clinical appropriateness guidelines
  • Perform first level provider appeals of coverage decisions.
  • Obtain additional state licensure based upon state regulations and health plan needs
  • Adhere to all AIM Specialty Health protocols, policies, and procedures Desired Skills and Abilities:
    • Requires an MD/DO
    • Board certification in a medical specialty required. Board Certification by American Board of Medical Specialties in Sleep Medicine strongly preferred.
    • 3-5 years of clinical practice experience past fellowship training is desirable For candidates working in person or remotely in the below locations, the salary* range for this specific position is $155,605 to $280,076. Locations: California; Colorado; Nevada; Washington State; Jersey City, NJ; New York City, NY; Ithaca, NY and Westchester County, NY In addition to your salary, Elevance Health offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). The salary offered for this specific position is based on a number of legitimate, non-discriminatory factors set by the company. The company is fully committed to ensuring equal pay opportunities for equal work regardless of gender, race, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local pay equity laws . * The salary range is the range Elevance Health in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. This range may be modified in the future and actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level. Even within the range, the actual compensation will vary depending on the above factors as well as market/business considerations. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable under the terms and conditions of the applicable policies and plans. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Keywords: Elevance Health, Cerritos , Clinical Operations Associate Medical Director- Sleep Medicine - AIM, Executive , Cerritos, California

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