What does a Physician Advisor do?

Physician advisors are physicians who perform case reviews to evaluate previous actions and determine whether to confirm the initial physician findings and recommendations. They are generally employed by hospitals and other medical facilities, and conduct these reviews in situations where an admission or procedure may have received an initial denial from an insurance provider. They may also conduct reviews to ensure compliance with various healthcare regulations. They often serve as a liaison between various hospital teams and personnel, including administrators, doctors, and patient advocates.

Physician advisors are typically an M.D. or D.O. with a broad range of clinical experience, and must have a valid license to practice medicine in their state. They often have a background in physician leadership or hospital administration, and must be well-versed in insurance policies and regulations.

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TTK Healthcare TPA PvtTTK Healthcare TPA Pvt
Medical Officer
7 Nov 2020

“Good place to work and working pleasure is not bad”

Reliance IndustriesReliance Industries
Factory Medical Officer
17 Jun 2021

“Good culture and aminities.”

Community Health Plan of WashingtonCommunity Health Plan of Washington
Chief Medical Officer
30 Apr 2021

“Benefits are good but not great”

U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationU.S. Food and Drug Administration
Senior Medical Officer
19 Apr 2021

“great work and life balance”

NovartisNovartis
Medical Advisor
28 Dec 2021

“Training and career development opportunities”

Ministry of Health Kenya
Medical Officer
16 Feb 2021

“Great opportunities to train and advance in your career.”

Government of Maharashtra, IndiaGovernment of Maharashtra, India
Medical Officer
17 Dec 2020

“Government job and decent pay compared to private sector initially.”

Mayo ClinicMayo Clinic
Medical Oncologist
16 Jan 2022

“Patient care is top notch”

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