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Government Provider of Federal Employee Health Plans Partners with B.E. Smith to Recruit Next Medical Director

June 24, 2019

Embrace an exciting new physician leadership opportunity with a health plan that provides a high level of touch and compassion for their members. GEHA is one of the largest national medical and dental plan providers for federal employees based in the greater Kansas City, Mo., metro area.

Government Employee Health Association, known as GEHA, aims to hire a new Medical Director to serve 1.8 million federal employees, retirees, and their dependents.

With the help of B.E. Smith Executive Search services, GEHA will identify a board-certified MD to plan and administer the company’s medical policies and programs.

The Medical Director will focus on evolving culture at GEHA, while supporting the advancement of population health. Their expert knowledge will aid in driving positive outcomes, delivering efficient utilization, and applying consistent, evidence-based medical policy.  This role will have special focus on determining clinical policy.


  • Requires a Doctorate of Medicine degree from an accredited institution.
  • Requires a current, unrestricted Missouri medical license and evidence of completion of required CME credits.
  • Requires five years of active medical practice beyond residency training.
  • Must have experience working in computer systems or EMRs.
  • Incumbent must maintain State of Missouri licensure as a board certified physician by the American Board of Medical Specialties or equivalent entity.

The complete job posting for GEHA’s Medical Director – Clinical Policy and Efficacy can be found on the B.E. Smith website.

About GEHA

A non-profit organization dedicated to teamwork and taking care of its members, GEHA remains one of the nation’s largest providers of medical and dental care plans for federal employees. The creation of this organization followed the enactment of the Federal Employee Health Benefits Act of 1959, making GEHA one of the first carriers to provide health insurance to this group. For more information on the organization, visit

The Medical Director will be based at the organization’s Lee’s Summit, Missouri, location, a suburb of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The charming city is popular for barbecue, jazz, and several professional sports teams.

Founded in 1978, B.E. Smith is the trusted partner in Interim Leadership and Executive Search solutions for organizations and healthcare professionals across the healthcare continuum. Exclusive to the healthcare industry, our personalized placement methodology best matches professionals to organizations enabling them to improve clinical, financial, and operational performance. Since 2000, B.E. Smith has supported more than 6,000 leaders advance their careers.

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