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Business Operations



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Position Type:

Full Time

Medicare Quality Project Manager – Seattle, WA or Washington State Telecommute

UHG - Washington, US

Posted: 11/15/2018

As a Medicare Quality Project Manager you will manage and improve quality-of-care improvement projects and reporting for United’s health plans in Washington State, focusing on Medicare STAR reports for Medicare members with special needs and dual Medicaid coverage (DSNP). You will work with regional and national quality teams and analytic groups, highlighting Washington-specific projects and reports. You will lead innovation and management local projects and managing in-state parts of national initiatives. You will work with many departments locally and nationally to improve healthcare quality. You will meet with provider groups and state and community agencies for joint projects and initiatives, make presentations to senior leadership, ensure project documentation is accurate and ensure projects are completed on time and within scope. This role will require occasional travel for local and regional meetings as needed.
This is a complex, fast-paced, matrixed environment with a lot of moving parts. The challenge is in developing, enhancing and maintaining operational information and models. You’ll be expected to interpret and analyze large amounts of data from multiple sources and use it to tell a meaningful story.
Are you a subject matter expert in project management, scope definition, risk identification, methodology and resource allocation or facilitation? Assist us with leading strategic initiatives crossing business teams and operating groups as a Quality Project Manager to coordinate and complete projects, define performance and results and manage vendors and service providers. Pertinent data and facts will be reviewed to identify and solve issues and mitigate risks, prioritize your work load and work on ad hoc projects as assigned.
You can be based in our Seattle, WA office or have the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere in Washington state as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage STARS improvement projects with year-round monitoring and annual required reporting. Supports STARS, HEDIS and related metric reporting where applicable
  • Provide subject matter expertise in areas including project scope definition, risk identification, project methodology, resource allocation, facilitation, and other areas of expertise based on established project management techniques
  • Support Health Plans as Subject Matter Expert of STARS and  HEDIS Technical Specifications, project plans, and reporting logistics
  • Work with Health Plans and vendors to review their programs and processes and develop data collection strategies, reports and outcomes. Reviews data systems related to reporting
  • Coordinate with IT group the set-up of STARS measurement for market level reporting. This includes assessment of code mapping, provider mapping, billing systems, member benefits and payment mechanisms; as well as providing analysis of impact on performance scores based on STARS programs and criteria
  • Perform data support and evaluation of performance. Extracting, manipulating, and interpreting data from STARS program repository
  • Support the evaluation and monitoring of State specific QM Metrics
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve rates or efficiency of data collection
  • Identify and review claims data
  • Identify alternative sources for administrative data.
  • Perform data completeness evaluations and ad hoc QM data studies
  • Travel in-state to meetings with providers, state or community agencies to manage projects and give reports
  • Travel regionally or nationally for training/meetings with other parts of the company or to meet with provider groups and healthcare quality or policy organizations
  • Make presentations to management on project updates, project cycle, and expected results
  • Ensure projects are completed on time and in scope

Required Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience working in a healthcare environment
  • 3+ years of experience with project management
  • 1+ years of STARS, HEDIS, NCQA or similar experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience acting as a liaison between business and technical teams
  • UnitedHealth Group, Optum, or UnitedHealthcare experience
  • Community & State and or Medicare & Retirement experience
  • Experience in tracking, working with large data sets and making data-driven analytical decisions
  • Experience preparing and writing project reports, funding requests, other narratives
  • Experience making public presentations, reporting to small to medium size groups
  • Intermediate or higher level of proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint, including visual representation of quality data and trends, use of basic math and statistics functions
  • Proficiency with Tableau
  • Six Sigma / Lean certification or equivalent experience
  • PMP certification  
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities
UnitedHCareers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.



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