Main Functions : Medical Directorships

Medical Directorship

Medical Directorships are additional roles for physicians with the experience and expertise to improve their specialty’s department.  At UHealth, Medical Directors are required to attest to their hours spent performing Medical Directorship duties. 

Please click here for the attestation form.

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

Directorship duties and responsibilities:

  • Attend standing meetings (board, committee, etc.)
  • Develop and manage a budget, including presenting monthly financial reports to practice staff with the support of administration
  • Monitor quality and appropriateness of medical care
  • Provide guidance and leadership for performance guidelines
  • Develop policies and procedures
  • Manage strategic development
  • Oversee clinical peer review
  • Oversee documentation and care planning
  • Manage physician relations and/or representation
  • Handle clinical patient complaints
  • Address emergency issues
  • Support physician education
  • Manage community relations
  • Handle physician behavior and impairment issues

Source: www.mgma.com