The purpose of this position is to serve as the full-time health systems representative on all AGR Medical Department (AMEDD) related matters, and to function as a key assistant to the Military Personnel Management Specialist (MPMS) in administering the AGR medical program of the state on a day-to-day basis.
Provides guidance and assistance on a variety of health care policies/programs, e.g. Military Treatment Facility (MTF), admission policies and facility resources/programs, medical evaluation/physical profile board procedures, alcohol and drug rehabilitation policies/programs, line of duty investigation procedures, CHAMPUS, Delta Dental Plan, and Veterans Administration sponsored programs.
Advises in matters pertaining to the administrative management of medical programs. Maintains day- to-day contact with the State Surgeons Office and functions as the full-time liaison with the NGB Office of the Army Surgeon. Responsible for the interpretation of various regulations and directives and the establishment of a state health system program for AGR personnel.
Provides policy guidance to unit commanders concerning medical screening/evaluation/initiation of care for AGR personnel. Coordinates medical actions/waivers with the MPMO/State Surgeon/NGB. Provides technical advice and analysis of information/records for AGR personnel being processed for medical evaluation boards.
Refers AGR personnel with specific medical problems to agencies with the appropriate specialist for treatment, e.g. substance abuse problems and individual/family counseling. May administer the Army Drug Abuse Prevention Control Program (ADAPCP).
Analyzes information to determine the most efficient/economical means of medical treatment available and the probable course of action, using knowledge of medical terminology and practices.
Reviews/analyzes physical examinations to determine if AGR personnel have taken the appropriate physical IAW Department of the Army, to include technical review of diagnostic figures, interpretation of medical terminology, and if any waivers are required.
Establishes and maintains a program for HIV testing and drug screening for all AGR personnel. Provides commanders and supervisors technical assistance and referral information.
Establishes and maintains an over 40 cardiovascular screening program. Schedules appointments and processes AGR personnel for initial screening (Phase I) through bypass surgery, if necessary. Maintains all necessary documentation.
Establishes and maintains a program for the civilian medical/dental treatment of AGR personnel, to include nature of treatment, estimated and actual cost of treatment, and submission of billing documents/information for payment.
Monitors and prepares medical budget information for submission to state PBAC. May serve as Program Manager for medical care and/or medical travel account.
Serves as the primary point of contact between AGR personnel and the MTF, MEDDAC, NGB, and civilian sources of care. May also assist AGR family members in requesting medical treatment or establishing entitlement/eligibility. May serve as a Health Benefits Advisor (HBA) upon completion of
Performs other duties as assigned.