What does a Chief Medical Officer 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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Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Chief Medical Officer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$301,215 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $301K
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TTK Healthcare TPA PvtTTK Healthcare TPA Pvt
Medical Officer
Nov 7, 2020

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

Clinical Advisor
Apr 25, 2019

“Mandated Overtime is not unusual; especially during summer / near holidays when employees would love to enjoy Work life balance but can not.”

Reliance IndustriesReliance Industries
Factory Medical Officer
Jun 17, 2021

“Good culture and aminities.”

NH Healthy FamiliesNH Healthy Families
Chief Medical Officer
May 8, 2019

“We truly believe in our mission and make a positive impact within the communities we serve.”

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

“Benefits are good but not great”

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

“great work and life balance”

Ministry of Health Kenya
Medical Officer
Feb 16, 2021

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

Government of India, Department of Space, Indian Space Research OrganisationGovernment of India, Department of Space, Indian Space Research Organisation
Medical Officer
Sep 10, 2019

“Work culture is the best”

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