Behavioral Health, Medical Director, HARP BH Adult Services

Over 35 years strong and fueled by 1,700 smart, passionate employees across New York state and Vermont, MVP is full of opportunities to grow.  We are a nationally recognized, award-winning leader for a reason. The beating heart of our company is a wide range of employees from a diverse set of backgrounds—tech people, numbers people, even people people—working together to make health insurance better. If you are ready to join a thriving, mission-driven company where you can create your own opportunities and make a positive difference—it’s time to make a healthy career move to MVP!

Status: Full-time, Exempt: Yes

Provides clinical expertise and timely first and second level clinical determinations based on MVP’s policies/procedures, state and federal guidelines, national accreditation standards, benefits interpretations, and other medical necessity criteria as necessary. May conduct pediatric reviews. Lead’s MVP’s efforts to collaborate in person and virtually with behavioral health network providers and facilities around clinical determinations, policy interpretation, sharing of leading indicator and quality data. Partners with other leaders and executives to represent behavioral health and integrated health programming to state, federal and other regulators as needed.  Identifies and implements initiatives in collaboration with other senior leaders to promote appropriate care quality, service utilization, medication utilization and adherence, care management, and cost control. Through matrixed leadership supports other key stakeholders such as sales and marketing, quality, operations, and others. Supports and communicates effectively with MVPs Quality Improvement, Pharmacy, Health Promotions, and Disease Management Programs. Actively participates in MVP training and medical directors’ meetings and conference calls. Provides coverage outside of normal business hours on a rotational basis. Must be a New York State resident; location near one of MVPs administrative locations preferred (Schenectady, Rochester, Tarrytown). Performs other duties as assigned.   



Minimum Education:

Licensed to practice medicine in New York State.

Board Certified in General Psychiatry

Certification in Addiction Medicine or in the subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry strongly preferred

Minimum Experience:

Minimum of 5 years post residency experience in a clinical or managed care setting is required, with at least 2 years are set in a clinical setting.

Previous experience as a medical director in a managed care/health plan is desirable.  

Previous experience with pediatric population preferred.

Required Skills:

• Experience with critical review in clinical scenarios is desirable.

• Knowledge of and experience with NCQA requirements and HEDIS reporting is desirable.

• Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills for function in a highly matrixed environment are essential

• Ability to communicate effectively with physicians in practice and facility staff is essential.

• Travel throughout MVP Health Care’s Service area is required.

• Ability to effectively use the computer is essential.

• Ability to critically evaluate and research the medical literature is essential.


About MVP
MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health insurer caring for more than 700,000 members in New York and Vermont. Committed to the complete well-being of our members and the communities we serve, MVP makes health insurance more convenient, more supportive, and more personal.  We are powered by the ideas and energy of more than 1,700 diverse, employees from all backgrounds, committed to having a positive impact on the health and wellness of everyone we serve. MVP Health Care is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity (PDF). We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis, e.g., Pay Transparency (PDF), and the EEO is the Law Poster and Supplement protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Any person with a disability needing special accommodations to the application process, please contact Human Resources at

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