Diretor Health Plan Clinical Quality, Medicaid
UnitedHealth Group - Omaha, NE

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The Director of Clinical Quality, Community & State, is primarily responsible for organizational development and planning of an integrated multi-disciplinary quality improvement structure that will effectively monitor support and lead quality improvement initiatives. This individual must exhibit the necessary leadership and management skills as well as the ability to utilize both internal and external resources to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) in support of government programs. Positions in this function include those responsible for supporting a variety of functions in areas such as clinical quality program implementation, improvement, monitoring and assessment; HEDIS improvements; NCQA accreditation; quality regulatory compliance; and oversight of quality of care issues resolution. Also responsible for identified processes in clinical quality improvement and management programs including accreditation and regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities:

Establish and maintain a Quality Improvement program that encompasses all NCQA requirements and government programs

Develop and implement training programs designed to improve the performance of government programs with state and federal regulatory requirements and business plan

Prioritize areas of business risk and incorporate into the strategy of the quality improvement plan

Coordinate quality efforts between Shared Services and other United segments to leverage strengths and ensure a collaborative approach to achieving efficiencies in improving outcomes

Develop, coordinate and lead corporate quality committees operational standards and P&Ps to meet the objectives of a government program QIP

Identify opportunities and best practices to standardize processes to improve efficiencies and health outcomes across all government programs

Support implementation of CMS and State required clinical Quality Activities for Performance Improvement (QAPI) pertinent to all government programs

Evaluate the effectiveness of the Quality Program by organizing the delivery and evaluation of annual customer satisfaction surveys for government programs

Monitor and respond to regulatory changes related to quality

Recommend opportunities for performance improvement of government programs through the tracking and trending of aggregate data related to quality and performance metrics (HEDIS scorecards report cards and dashboards)

Requirements Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in sciences health-related field or business management essential (clinical related degree preferred, others may be considered upon experience).

Managed Medicaid Health Plan experience required

Dual Special Needs Population experience preferred

Experience with URAC and NCQA required

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred

Knowledge of CMS as well as numerous State Medicaid requirements

Experience in preparing for and leading accreditation surveys

Demonstrated project management experience required

Excellent communication skills and ability to drive results in a highly matrixed organization.

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