Aetna Behavioral Health Medical Director (KS MCD) in Overland Park, Kansas

Req ID: 51948BR


The Behavioral Health Medical Officer/Medical Director (BH-MD) is dedicated to the KanCare CONTRACT. This position oversees and be responsible for all Behavioral Health activities, including oversight of coordination activities with KDADS and shall work closely with the Behavioral Health Supports Director and other Medical Officers to ensure the delivery of holistic and integrated person-centered care. This position develops, implements, supports, and promotes Health Services strategies, tactics, policies, and programs that drive the delivery of quality healthcare to establish competitive business advantage for Aetna. Health Services strategies, policies, and programs are comprised of utilization management, quality management, network management and clinical coverage and policies.

Provide oversight for medical policy implementation. Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical/medical programs.

Fundamental Components:

Expands Aetna's BH medical management programs to address member needs across the continuum of care.

Supports the BH Medical Management staff ensuring timely and consistent responses to members and providers.

Oversees BH utilization review/quality assurance, directing case management.

Provides clinical BH expertise and business direction in support of medical management programs that integrate physical and behavioral health and the social determinants of health through participation in clinical team activities.

Acts as lead business and clinical liaison to network providers and facilities to support the effective execution of medical services programs by the clinical teams.

Responsible for predetermination reviews ad reviews of claim determinations, providing clinical, coding, and reimbursement expertise.

Background/Experience Desired:

Minimum of 5 years combined experience in mental health and SUD services.

Education and Certification Requirements:

M.D or DO Board Certification Psychiatrist specialty including post-graduate direct patient care experience with any of the following:

Preferred Addictionologist: ASAM Certification

Preferred: Addiction Psychiatry Sub Specialty Certification

Required: State Approved Addictions Experience

Active and current Kansas state medical license without encumbrances


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a MD or DO


Medical/Medical License (MD) or DO is required


Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/TE Microsoft Excel/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/4-6 Years/End User


Benefits Management/Interacting with Medical Professionals/ADVANCED

Benefits Management/Supporting Medical Practice/ADVANCED

General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED


Benefits Management/Understanding Clinical Impacts/ADVANCED

Leadership/Fostering a Global Perspective/ADVANCED

Benefits Management/Maximizing Healthcare Quality/ADVANCED


Are you ready to join a company that is changing the face of health care across the nation? Aetna Better Health of Kansas is looking for people like you who value excellence, integrity, caring and innovation. As an employee, you ll join a team dedicated to improving the lives of KanCare members. Our vision incorporates community-based health care that works. We value diversity. Align your career goals with Aetna Better Health of Kansas, and we will support you all the way.

Computer literate; proficiency with MS Office Suite Applications(WORD, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and keyboard navigation skills required.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Health Care

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.