Medical Director Behavioral Health

Job ID: AK-1019819 Description:

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This position is a board certified psychiatrist responsible for medical necessity determinations with respect to behavioral health disorders at all levels of care which includes telephonic peer-to-peer (physician to physician) reviews and telephone reviews with facility UR personnel. Additional duties include: review of "cases" with Care Management professional staff (case consultation); review of medical records; participation in committees; representing the department with internal and external key stakeholders such as providers, regulatory bodies, members and customers; directing the inclusion of behavioral health expertise at all levels of the program and throughout the enterprise, as well as external to HCSC; accountability for establishing and meeting utilization goals; and other duties as assigned.


  • Doctoral degree (MD or DO) with current, active, valid, unrestricted license.
  • Board certified in psychiatry.
  • 5 years clinical experience in behavioral health care.
  • Knowledge of state and federal health insurance regulations.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Verbal and written communications skills to include delivering presentations to committees and acting as company representative to key stakeholders including providers, regulatory bodies, etc.
  • PC experience to include Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and databases.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, including overnight stays (approximately 15 overnight travel).


  • 1 year behavioral health experience in a managed care environment. Experience conducting medical necessity reviews and applying NCQA standards and URAC requirements.
  • 2 years management experience including hiring, performance review, and oversight of budget.
  • Experience directing the work of other psychiatrists especially in the area of medical necessity determination.
  • Project management experience including leading projects .


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Requirements: Expertise Physician Job Type Full-Time Regular Location IL - Chicago, TX - Richardson

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