Associate Medical Director – Orthopedic Surgery at Anthem, Inc.

Anthem, Inc.

Associate Medical Director – Orthopedic Surgery – Remote

  • Job Family: Medical
  • Req #: PS37965
  • SHIFT: Day Job
  • SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At AIM Specialty Health (AIM), a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies, it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater 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.

Responsible for performing pre-authorizations and providing quality improvement solutions for musculoskeletal procedures involving the spine and/or joints, and high-tech diagnostic imaging. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Determines the medical necessity of requests using clinical criteria.
  • Performs physician-level case review of musculoskeletal utilization requests.
  • Conducts peer-to-peer consultation with ordering physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice nurses regarding established guidelines and accepted standards of care as it relates to treatments, surgical procedures, imaging and appropriate sites of service.
  • Provides education regarding applicable clinical criteria and discusses clinically appropriate alternative surgical and non-surgical treatments.
  • Performs first level provider appeals of coverage decisions.
  • Provides support and education to internal clinical and non-clinical staff regarding the principles associated with appropriate musculoskeletal diagnoses, treatments, and management.
  • Participates in physician team meetings.
  • Participates in groups that develop, revise and enhance clinical appropriateness guidelines.


  • Requires M.D. or D.O. Board certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery or American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Current unrestricted medical license(s) as a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in appropriate state(s).
  • Experience performing standard neurosurgical spine procedures independently.
  • 3-5 years of clinical practice experience past fellowship training preferred.
  • Extensive spine surgery experience preferred.
  • Experience with utilization management, especially with CMS guidelines preferred.
  • Intermediate computer skills strongly preferred.

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