Medical Director in Remote at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 3/21/2020

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About the Position:

Beacon Health Options is seeking a dynamic Medical Director to join our team in Buffalo, NY! The Medical Director assists in providing quality, cost-effective utilization management for mental health and alcohol/drug rehabilitation treatment services for multiple counties in upstate NY. The Medical Director will contribute to managing the utilization of services through peer review, consultations and appeals. The Medical Director will also contribute to quality management through complaint work, chart review, provider CAP management and provider education. 

*This position has the ability to be a remote /work from home role for applicants that reside near Buffalo, NY*

Position Responsibilities:

  • Works in an interdependent environment with the clinical staff to garner summary clinical information, supplement with reviewing additional written clinical information, and clinical conversation with provider to make utilization decisions. Takes into account services available to the member/patient.  Answers clinical questions posed by care managers.  Completes records timely.  Provides medical leadership in rounds. 
  • Works in an interdependent fashion with the quality staff to cover complaint review committee calls. Prepares by reviewing the clinical summary and supporting documentation pertaining to the complaints and participates on committee calls that may include the member/patient.  The goal is to determine whether the complaints are supported or unsupported given the information provided as a result of the investigation performed by the quality staff.
  • Educate providers on various topics related to their clinical work. Relevant topics to include prescribing practices, psychiatric differentials and treatment, substance use disorder topics, eating disorder topics, or other topics related to behavioral health and substance use disorder conditions.
  • Collaborates with the Medical Director in the development, implementation, evaluation and modification of utilization management policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to audit and program improvement activities as requested.

Position Requirements:

  • Education: M.D. or D.O. and Board Certification by ABPN required
  • Licensure: Current, valid, unrestricted New York medical license required
  • Experience: 5 years of clinical practice is required, preferable in managed care and/or substance use disorder treatment
  • Travel: up to 5% local and/or overnight travel required

Beacon Health Options is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer as well as a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Work Environment.  EOE/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disabled

At Beacon Health Options, our candidate's data privacy is a top priority. Our recruiting team conducts all communications using official company email ( Only candidates who have applied for an open position through our Careers page ( will be engaged in our interview process. Beacon conducts all interviews in person or over the phone. At no time during the recruiting process will any Beacon recruiter request any financial or personally identifiable information from you.







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