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Clinical Practice Performance Manager - Telecommute in Cleveland at UnitedHealth Group

Clinical Practice Performance Manager - Telecommute in Cleveland

UnitedHealth Group Work from Home/Remote Full-Time

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The Practice Performance Manager is responsible for program implementation and provider performance management which is tracked by designated provider metrics, inclusive minimally of 4 STAR gap closure and coding accuracy.  The person in this role is expected to work directly with care providers to build relationships, ensure effective education and reporting, proactively identify performance improvement opportunities through analysis and discussion with subject matter experts; and influence provider behavior to achieve needed results.  Functioning independently, travel across assigned territory to meet with providers to discuss UHG tools and programs focused on improving the quality of care for Medicare Advantage Members.  Positions in this function drive clinical relationships and engagement with physician practices, members, and pharmacies while partnering internally (with areas such as Network contract ACO managers, Health Care Economics and Analytics, Medical Directors, Reporting, Health Plan market leaders) with a goal of improving health, well-being, quality and practice performance while reducing medical costs. Positions are accountable for the full range of clinical practice performance which may include but is not limited to improvement on HEDIS and STARs gap closure, coding accuracy, facilitating effective education and reporting, effective super utilizer engagement (e.g., members with complex and/or chronic conditions), and proactively identifying performance improvement opportunities through the use of data analytics, technology, workflow changes and clinical support. These roles develop comprehensive, provider-specific plans to increase their physician practice performance, reduce readmissions and improve their outcomes.

If you are located in Cleveland, OH, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. 
 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Generally work is self-directed and not prescribed
  • Works with less structured, more complex issues
  • Serves as a resource to others
  • Includes up to 75% local travel
  • Functioning independently, travel across assigned territory to meet with providers to discuss UHG tools and programs focused on improving the quality of care for Medicare Advantage Members
  • Execute applicable provider incentive programs for health plan
  • Establish positive, long-term, consultative relationships with physicians, medical groups, IPAs and ACOs
  • Develop comprehensive, provider-specific plans to increase their HEDIS performance and improve their outcomes
  • Provide strategic recommendations/training/coaching to provider groups on program implementation and barrier resolution
  • Act as lead to pull necessary internal resources together in order to provide appropriate, effective provider education, coaching and consultation. Training will include Stars measures (HEDIS/CAHPS/HOS/med adherence), and Optum program administration, use of plan tools, reports and systems
  • Coordinate and lead Stars-specific JOC meetings with provider groups with regular frequency to drive continual process improvement and achieve goals
  • Provide reporting to health plan leadership on progress of overall performance, gap closure, and use of virtual admin resource
  • Facilitate/lead monthly or quarterly meetings, as required by plan leader, including report and material preparation
  • Provide suggestions and feedback to Optum and health plan
  • Work collaboratively with health plan market leads to make providers aware of Plan-sponsored initiatives designed to assist and empower members in closing gaps
  • Participate within department campaigns to improve overall quality improvements within measure star ratings or contracts
  • Work internally with leadership on ad-hoc projects, initiatives, and sprints to address measure star ratings and increase overall measure performance
  • Create strategy and action plans for targeted provider groups to increase healthcare delivery, star ratings, and maximize on gap closures

 
 
 You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.  

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience working with clinical standards of care and preventive health 
  • 3+ years of experience working with patients 
  • 2+ years of experience working with STARS measures 
  • 1+ years of experience in the Medicare market 
  • Working knowledge of HEDIS  
  • Familiarity with experience surveys, including CAHPS/HOS  
  • Experience with EMR (Electronic Medical Records) systems 
  • Experience in managed care working with network and provider relations/contracting
  • Financial analysis experience within Medicare Advantage plans (STARS Calculation models) 
  • Ability to accommodate up to 75% local travel 
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional analytical and data representation expertise
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Consulting experience
  • Medical/clinical background 
  • Solid skills in communication, presentation, and problem-solving 
  • Solid relationship building skills with clinical and non-clinical personnel 

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment. 

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Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

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

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.  
 

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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