President of the UCLA Health Faculty Practice Group

Reporting to the President, UCLA Health and CEO, UCLA Hospitals and Clinics and Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences, the President of the UCLA Faculty Practice Group is responsible for supporting the clinical operations of the various clinical departments through shared functions such as billing, contracting, and compliance.  This position is responsible for leading efforts to promote practice plan efficiencies for the UCLA Medical Group and leading population health initiatives.  The President of the FPG will also keep abreast of the current healthcare environment within the UCLA Health System, the University of California Health System, the Southern California and West Coast regions, the state, and the nation, regarding anticipated changes and trends that may affect the configuration and necessary response of UCLA’s physician practice plan; staying ahead of the curve includes following and understanding changes in health system alignments and affiliations, healthcare contracting and changes in healthcare payment strategies, government health programs, regulatory and reporting requirements, local and national quality programs, and evidence-based practice initiatives.

Specific Duties and Tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Providing leadership and oversight of the FPG billing and collecting operations to maximize the revenue cycle for professional services
  • Assuring that all professional billing and collection activities meet all regulatory and compliance standards
  • Supporting the financial transparency project for the clinical departments
  • Developing and managing the infrastructure for distributing capitated or bundled payments for both wRVU and non-wRVU professional services
  • Supporting professional service contracting efforts by UCLA Health
  • Supporting quality reporting efforts of UCLA Health for both internal and external entities associated with the practice plan (ACO’s, HMO, MSSP contracts)
  • Supporting the University of California self-insurance system as it relates to physicians and other employed providers
  • Supporting education and training for physicians and staff in FPG on compliance requirements
  • Supporting utilization resource management for UCLA Health’s participation in Accountable Care Organizations and in capitated insurance products
  • Serving as key executive member of the health system, hospital, and medical school leadership team by attending committees as assigned
  • Representing the DGSOM/UCLA Health System in important relationships, including the Asche Student Health Center and CAPS Oversight
  • Other duties as assigned by the President, UCLA Health & CEO, UCLA Hospital & Clinics


The President of the UCLA Faculty Practice Group must possess a background and diverse skill set that will allow her/him to navigate and successfully operate within a complex health care environment.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have an MD, or the equivalent, possess academic credentials appropriate for a tenured faculty appointment, and be eligible for licensure in California.  The successful candidate will also have a deep understanding of academic medicine, familiarity with clinical operations, significant relevant administrative experience, a strong commitment to diversity, strategic vision, cultural agility, and the ability to effectively and collaboratively partner with senior leadership.

Interested candidates should submit a CV along with a cover letter, highlighting their relevant experience, any prior administrative roles held and their accomplishments within those roles, and their understanding of the changing healthcare landscape and its relevance to the role of President of the UCLA Faculty Practice Group.

Paul Staton, Search Committee Chair

C/O Bridget Hough

Executive Recruiter, UCLA Health Sciences


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

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