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Anthem, Inc. Medical Director - PS36693 in West Des Moines, Iowa


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to 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 at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Note: This position is remote and can reside in any location, however this position must operate on Eastern Standard Time office hours. This position will be supporting our Medicaid Business in the state of NY and other plans in the region.

Responsible for the administration of physical health medical services, to ensure the appropriate and most cost effective medical care is received. May be responsible for developing and implementing programs to improve quality, cost, and outcomes. May provide clinical consultation and serve as clinical/strategic advisor to enhance clinical operations. May identify cost of care opportunities. May serve as a resource to staff including Medical Director Associates. May be responsible for an entire clinical program.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports clinicians to ensure timely and consistent responses to members and providers.

  • Provides guidance for clinical operational aspects of a program.

  • Conducts peer-to-peer clinical reviews with attending physicians or other providers to discuss review determinations, and patients’ office visits with providers and external physicians.

  • May conduct peer-to-peer clinical appeal case reviews with attending physicians or other ordering providers to discuss review determinations.

  • Serves as a resource and consultant to other areas of the company.

  • May be required to represent the company to external entities and/or serve on internal and/or external committees.

  • May chair company committees.

  • Interprets medical policies and clinical guidelines.

  • May develop and propose new medical policies based on changes in healthcare.

  • Leads, develops, directs and implements clinical and non-clinical activities that impact health care quality cost and outcomes.

  • Identifies and develops opportunities for innovation to increase effectiveness and quality.


  • M.D or D.O. required.

  • Board certification approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties required.

  • Physical Medicine, Rehab, Spine Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Emergency Medicine Board Certification preferred.

  • Must possess an active unrestricted medical license to practice medicine in state of residence. Multiple State Licenses preferred. NY license preferred. Must be willing and able to obtain NY licensure (costs will be covered by the organization)

  • 5+ years of clinical experience or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background required.

  • 1-3 years of experience with utilization review/ managed care background preferred.

  • Requires strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, problem-solving skills, facilitation skills, and analytical skills.

  • On-call availability may be required.

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2019 Diversity Inc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.