Medical Director - Medicare Advantage

Bright Health, Minneapolis, MN


At Bright Health, we brought together the brightest minds from the health care industry and consumer technology and together we created Bright Health: a new, brighter approach to healthcare, built for individuals. Our plans are easy to manage, personalized and more affordable, giving people the quality care they deserve. Through our exclusive care partnerships with leading health systems in local communities we are reshaping how people and physicians achieve better health together.
Bright Health is tripling its footprint in 2019 to offer a variety of health insurance plans to more individuals. Bright Health operates health insurance offerings across Individual and Family Plan segments and the Medicare Advantage space in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, New York and Tennessee.
We’re Making Healthcare Right. Together. 

As the Medical Director of our Medicare Plans, you will have influence over the Medicare Advantage and SNP Plans in several markets with different health care system partners.  You will be responsible for promoting and managing our differentiated Joint Model of Healthcare with health systems and clinically integrated networks in multiple markets, as well as adapting processes to market specific conditions.  You will be responsible for providing clinical expertise and business direction to support medical management and pharmacy programs. You will deeply collaborate with the Executive Team at Bright Health and will inform our corporate clinical strategy.  You will have extensive interactions with our Care Partner’s Executive Team and Physician Leadership, in presenting plan performance, and managing toward jointly held outcomes goals. 

  • Work to achieve the health optimization performance objectives for each market (quality, savings, risk and experience) within the constraints of the benefit design, bid, and network configuration
  • Operationalize the elements of medical management across our Medicare Advantage and SNP products in all markets in concert with care partners
  • Actively participate in, and work against metrics in these domains:
  • -- Population Health Management: Utilization Management, Early Risk Identification
  • -- Network Management: Adequacy, Contracting, OON requests
  • -- Quality: CCIPS Implementation, STARS Optimization
  • -- Clinical Compliance: Appeals & Grievances, FWA monitoring, Compliance reporting
  • -- Advanced Delivery Models
  • -- Risk Adjustment
  • Support the medical management staff ensuring timely and consistent responses to members and care partners
  • Act as lead business and clinical liaison to network providers and facilities to support the effective execution of medical services programs
  • Provide clinical expertise and business direction in support of medical management programs through participation in clinical team activities: P&T Committee, Quality Committees, Credentialing Committees, Utilization Management Committees, and Joint Operating Committees
  • Responsible for supporting predetermination reviews and reviews of claim determinations, providing clinical, coding, and reimbursement expertise
  • Craft and implement interventions that improve outcomes
  • Promote approaches that can improve clinical practice performance while achieving similar or greater clinical quality
  • Actively participate in the Quality Management program and oversight of any clinical Quality Improvement Projects, including developing and co-managing Chronic Care Improvement Projects by market
  • Develop, maintain and assure compliance with physician review policies and procedures (including timeliness) for utilization management and support case management
  • Support collaborative relationships with physicians, large provider groups, hospitals, other facilities and ancillary providers
  • Support Provider Education efforts


  • 5+ years’ experience in Clinical Practice and the Health Care Industry
  • 3+ years’ experience and leadership in Medicare Advantage health plan products
  • Strong understanding of CMS rules and guidelines
  • You have post-graduate experience in direct patient care
  • Previous leadership experience in a clinical oversight role
  • MD or DO Board Certification
  • Unrestricted License
  • MPH/MHA/MBA or 3+ years’ experience in payer environment
  • In addition to the above experience, we want you to be deeply motivated to join an organization that places relationships at the center of better healthcare delivery. Like others on our team, you are humble, mature, and check your ego at the door. You are brave and always challenge the status quo, but respectful and have an open mind. You are excited to take ownership at an early stage of our company. 

We've won some fun awards like: Great Places to WorkModern HealthcareForbes, etc. But more than anything, we're a group of people who are really dedicated to our mission in healthcare. Come join our growing team!
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of Bright Health, our consumers, and the communities we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


About Bright Health

Here’s the great thing about building a health plan from the ground up. We get to ask "why" at every turn – and make every decision a thoughtful one. But we’re different than other new health insurance companies because we come from big places. Our leaders have decades of experience working in health insurance and are committed to improving the customer experience. They started Bright Health because they know what to do and, more importantly, what not to do when creating a system that will actually work in your favor. Bright Health believes healthcare can be done better. Our carefully selected network: When we sat down to design Bright Health plans, we were thinking about relationships – the one between you and your doctor, and also the one between us and your doctor. Then we set out to create purposeful partnerships with caring providers. We call them our Care Partner. Our tight-knit network gives you access to a community of compassionate providers who are working together with us and with each other to help you live Brighter. Our commitment to service: When you need care, you want someone familiar who can help you, someone who actually feels good to interact with. And in-between visits to the doctor, you want someone who will help you thrive. So with any Bright Health plan, you get us, your Bright Health Team. We’re here, ready to help. No matter if your question is “Can I see this doctor?” or “How much is covered?” it’s easy to reach a real person who can get you the right answers and help you find the right care. There, that’s better. Our Whole Health Rewards: Keeping good health extends far beyond how many steps you take, what your BMI is, or what kind of food you eat. Don’t get us wrong, those things certainly contribute to your well-being but there’s a whole lot more to the picture. We provide opportunities for you to earn $$ throughout the year for making good decisions that lead to a Brighter life. When you and your health plan both want what’s best for you – it makes staying well a whole lot easier.

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