Ensemble Health Partners
Published
February 12, 2020
Location
Remote, United States of America
Job Type
Work Setting
Remote / Home-based

Description

The Physician Advisor provides leadership for efficiently managing resource and utilization to deliver quality cost effective care in the most appropriate setting. Works closely with the medical staff leadership, the entire medical staff, including resident physician house staff in all areas of resource/utilization management to develop and implement methods to optimize use of hospital services for all patients. This includes working with hospital leadership in developing care management protocols with physicians and others to optimize efficient management of resources, insuring patients are in the appropriate level of care, supporting documentation, coding improvements and compliance, performing Peer to Peer reviews, Short Stay Reviews, Extended Observation. Provides for medical staff education and training as required. Provides periodic reports to Board, MEC and Joint Conference as deemed necessary.

Maintains accountability for achieving utilization / resource management outcomes and fulfills the obligations and responsibilities of the role to support the medical staff in the clinical progression of patient care

Reviews issues identified by UR staff to ensure appropriate follow-up, recommend improvement initiatives as needed, and make referrals to the appropriate department chair as necessary

Responds to requests for assistance on clinical reviews for medical necessity or any other reason, by any member of the Utilization department in a timely fashion

Provides consultation to nurses and case management staff regarding complex clinical issues and advises on justification required for continued stay, medical necessity and utilization management

Provides for development and dissemination of required protocols, policy and procedures to support revenue cycle goals and compliance with regulations

Participate in ongoing training and education related to the Physician Advisor role and responsibilities including topics related to Utilization Management, Care Management and other related areas as requested

Obtains familiarity and working knowledge of standard published criteria such as MCG/InterQual and applies professional judgment and patient specific variables as may be necessary or justifiable

Facilitates local system utilization management training and education to Boards, MEC and medical staff departments as required

Provides for coordination and improvement in QIO audits

Develops statistical reports related to revenue improvement and denial reduction within scope and as requested by Local System Boards, MEC and other local system committees

Ensemble Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Great health, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • And a lot more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

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