Interview with Dr. Meredith Loveless

In today's interview, we learn how to prepare for a job as the CMO for a MAC (Medicare Administrative Contractor).

Dr, Meredith Loveless practiced obstetrics and gynecology with a subspecialty in pediatric and adolescent gynecology for 14 years. She started at Johns Hopkins, then moved to the U. of Louisville and Norton Healthcare.

She has also served in a variety of positions with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Currently, she holds the position of Vice-Chair of Document Review for Gynecology Practices.

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Clinical Background

Meredith earned her medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Then she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical College of Virginia.

She has been involved in academic medicine since finishing her training. And she has multiple publications in peer-reviewed literature and serves as a reviewer for multiple journals. 

In the process of relocating, because of the narrow nature of her specialty, she was unable to find an academic or private practice position where she and her husband were living. So she explored other options.

Working as CMO for a MAC

During our interview, Meredith explains what a MAC does, and the jobs a physician might do for a MAC. Her extensive writing background and experiences leading important ACOG committees were key skills needed in her current job as CMO.

It really allowed me to tap into leadership skills that were skills that I always wanted to explore and develop… – Dr. Meredith Loveless

She explains that there are multiple positions for physicians in a MAC. They generally require a moderate amount of clinical experience and board certification.

She enjoys her job. It uses many of the skills she developed during her training and medical practice and is challenging and fulfilling. And most of the time she is able to work from home.


Dr. Meredith Loveless did not leave clinical medicine because of burnout or dissatisfaction with her career. But she found herself in a situation that required her to consider other options. Working as the CMO for a MAC has been surprisingly fulfilling and enjoyable. And it has offered a much better lifestyle with more time for her family.

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