Monday, November 13, 2017

What is a physician advisor?

The job title "medical director" may refer to many different types of roles and responsibilities depending on the work setting. How about the job title "physician advisor?"

To help answer this question, we reviewed a few recent job posts titled, "physician advisor" and here's what we found:

Job #1:

As a Physician Advisor, you will serve as a liaison between the clinical staff and hospital administration, working closely with case management (length of stay, patient status), medical necessity, Medicare regulations, claim denials and documentation.

Job #2:

The Physician Advisor - UM MSQ serves as a peer liaison among Hospital Administration, Utilization Management, Quality Improvement and the Medical Staff regarding issues of utilization management. Serves as an educational resource that will enable the medical staff to become familiar with physician specific data, and practice patterns and resource utilization patterns. Works closely with the Chairman of the Utilization Management Committee to enhance communication and feedback to the Medical Staff.

Job #3:

The Physician Advisor (PA), Clinical Documentation Integrity is a key member of our physician executive team. Acts as the peer consultant to the medical staff in the areas of care coordination, clinical resource utilization and documentation. Monitors inpatient and observation unit utilization, reviews and determines appropriate patient status, coordinates care with case management, hospitalists, residents, specialists, emergency physicians and medical staff. Provides education, reviews and counsels medical staff and peer providers on appropriate clinical documentation, patient status determinations and clinical resource utilization. Develops and implements clinical practice guidelines and standard order sets and works with clinical teams to solve utilization management and clinical documentation issues.

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