Joel Auslander, MD
Medical Director of Utilization Management
Dr. Joel Auslander is the Medical Director of Utilization Management at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where he chairs the utilization management committee as well as the patient progression committee. He is a board-certified Internist and has practiced Hospitalist Internal medicine for the past 14 years.
Dr. Auslander is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University, School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and did internship and residency training at Oregon Health Science University.
Dr. Auslander has a special interest in governmental compliance matters as it relates to both professional and technical facility billing. He is involved in ongoing education to clinicians in matters such as CMS professional and facility billing rules as well as documentation improvement to prove medical necessity and maintain revenue integrity. He is also involved in denials management for Newton-Wellesley Hospital and has conducted many successful peer to peer appeals resulting in reversal of inpatient denials.