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Wesley D. Millican, MBA
CEO and Physician Talent Officer

Coding & Compliance Contributor


Wesley D. Millican, MBA

CEO and Physician Talent Officer
Wesley D. Millican, MBA, is CEO and Physician Talent Officer of CareerPhysician Advisors, LP, and CareerPhysician, LLC, providers of comprehensive talent solutions for academic children’s hospitals, colleges of medicine and academic medical centers across the nation. Mr. Millican is an acknowledged expert in completing complex faculty and executive leadership initiatives across academic medicine. He possesses a longstanding passion for career development of all young physicians and serves as a go to career resource for training program directors and their residents and fellows.

Most recently, Mr. Millican held the role of SVP and Physician Talent Officer for OU Medicine. He joined OU Medicine to lead the development of a cutting-edge academic faculty leadership talent platform. Previously, he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MillicanSolutions, Inc., for 17 years. The firm was a leading executive search and consulting firm, recognized nationally for its success in strategic leadership initiatives for academic medical centers and colleges of medicine prior to its acquisition by AMN Healthcare in 2015. He served as Vice President of Physician Services at Physician Reliance Network (now U.S. Oncology).

Mr. Millican has long been viewed as an expert in leadership initiatives specific to child health and the academic medical center. He has a total of 28 years of experience in search execution and has completed more than 450 complex faculty and faculty leadership assignments while keeping focus on his professional passions of student education, faculty conflict resolution, retention and succession. Additionally, and in continuing his commitment to the “future of medicine”, Mr. Millican still speaks nationally at residency and fellowship programs. His Launch Your Career ® Series is a proven resource for today’s residents and fellows and has served as a go to resource for program directors over the last 15 years.

Mr. Millican holds an MBA degree, with focus in negotiation strategy and organizational behavior from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and BBA degrees in both Marketing and Management from Texas A&M University. He has been the recipient of the National Institute for Physician Recruitment’s National Honors for Comprehensive Campaign Plans and Strategies and ACMS’s Physician Relations Executive of the Year award. Recognized as a recruiting industry expert, Millican has been published in the Wall Street Journal and was a contributor to Get Paid What You’re Worth, a book by Robin L. Pinkley, focusing on compensation and salary negotiations.

Mr. Millican serves on the Executive Committee of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, a subsidiary of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, and the Board of the Texas Methodist Foundation and its Institute for Congregational & Clergy Effectiveness.

Most Recent Terms

  • Local Medical Review Policies (LMRP)

    Medicare coverage policies providing guidance to the public and medical community within a specified geographic area. The LMRP explains when an item or service will be considered covered (including when it is "reasonable and necessary") and...
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • Modifers

    Two-character codes (alpha-alpha, alphanumeric or numericnumeric) that may be added to procedure codes to better describe them, that indicate a service or procedure has been altered by some specific circumstance but has not changed itsdefinition or code...
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • Up Coding

    Billing for services at a level higher than the documentation supports. http://www.physiciansnews.com/business/1202glenn.html
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • HCPCS Level II coding

    A set of alpha-alpha or alphanumeric codes used by the federal government that describes non-physician services and supplies. It includes codes such as those for medications, injections, dental services, durable medical equipment (DME), vision and hearing...
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • ICD-9-CM Codes

    The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification is a medical coding system used to identify the patient's disease or physical state. http://www.aafp.org/fpm/990700fm/27.html
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • Current Procedural Terminology, or CPT, codes).

    Medical coding system used to describe the procedures, services or supplies provided to patients. http://www.aafp.org/fpm/990700fm/27.html
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • CPT-4 Coding

    A set of five-digit codes that apply to medical services rendered in physician offices, outpatient clinics or ambulatory surgery centers. They are categorized by specialty or service, and include office and hospital visits or consultations, preoperative...
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • Code Set

    Any set of codes used for encoding data elements, such as tables of terms, medical concepts, medical diagnosis codes, or medical procedure codes. Medical data code sets used in the health care industry include coding systems for diseases, impairments...
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • Code Steering

    The act of disregarding certain levels of evaluation and management (E&M) codes within particular categories of procedure or diagnosis codes. http://physiciansnews.com/business/1002.html
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • Coder

    A skilled non-clinical person who reads and interprets medical record documentation to identify all diagnoses, conditions, reasons for treatment, services and procedures performed and then transforms the verbal descriptions of these into numerical codes...
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)

    A form that a medical practice asks a Medicare patient to sign if there's doubt about whether Medicare will pay for a certain service. http://www.memag.com/memag/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=114207
    by admin on 05-07-2020

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