Job description: Medical Director
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By Madeline Hyden
The role physicians play in the nonclinical setting is becoming more complex as the medical practice landscape evolves.
MGMA compiled lists of job functions, duties and responsibilities, and compensation considerations to help physicians put together medical director’s job description.
Main functions of a Medical Director:
• Holds the senior medical administrative position in a medical group practice
• Responsible for a number of activities related to the delivery of medical care and clinical services such as cost management, utilization review, quality assurance, and medical protocol development
• Oversees the activities of group physicians, including the recruiting and credentialing processes
• Reports to the physician CEO/president and/or to the governing body of the organization
All of these administrative services are covered under the most basic medical director policy and it is important to find a policy that can travel with you. In other words, one policy can cover multiple contracts.