The American Urological Association (AUA), the premier urologic association providing support to the urologic community, is currently searching for a Quality Project Manager position located in our Linthicum, Maryland office.
This manager-level position works in concert with the supervisor and other AUA departments and physicians to support AUA’s quality and measurement agenda. Regularly coordinates with Data Department staff on measure maintenance and inclusion of measures in the AQUA Registry. Manages processes related to measurement development, evaluation, testing and maintenance. Performs the timely completion of quality, measure and patient safety related activities; this includes, but is not limited to, monitoring and responding to federal government and other national organizations that develop policies and programs related to quality measures and physician improvement. Monitors the federal quality reporting programs to ensure successful participation by AUA members.
The individual in this position will:
Assist in the development of a sound methodology and processes to improve AUA’s performance measurement development strategy and processes.
Co-manage external panels that oversee and advise on measure development and maintenance for the AQUA Registry and federal quality reporting programs.
Respond to internal staff, as well as to AUA membership, with regard to measure specification questions and inquiries.
Assist in, and manage, the annual development, maintenance, and updating of technical specifications for measures, along with documentation related to data collection, measure development methodology, and reporting of measures.
Provide support for testing the validity and reliability of new and existing measures contained in the AQUA Registry.
Lead submission of measures, as appropriate, to CMS for inclusion in QDCR and MIPS reporting.
Keep current on all quality developments relevant to the daily practice of urology
Assist with, manage, and/or coordinate various AUA quality initiatives.
Manage processes related to preparing responses to be incorporated into AUA comment letters and assist in drafting responses as needed.
What we have to Offer
We strive to create a positive experience for employees through our commitment to effective talent acquisition and onboarding, talent management and career development, providing a positive working environment, and our focus on physical, mental, and financial wellness. We offer a highly competitive total compensation package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; discretionary contribution and 403(b) plans; generous leave program; paid holidays; sick leave; on-site gym; company-paid life, LTD, and STD insurance; beautiful facility; very generous contributions to continuing education and tuition reimbursement.
We welcome interested and qualified candidates to apply for this position by visiting our Career Center. No relocation is available for this position.
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To be Successful
Candidates must have effective critical thinking skills. It is essential that the individual in this role have strong skills in initiative, collaboration, decision-making, communication, and project management. In addition:
Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g., clinical specialty, healthcare policy/management, public health, statistics), with 5-10 years of experience in healthcare performance measurement or quality improvement activities.
Must be well organized, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Understanding of, and experience in, national health quality issues, including alternative payment models and use of performance measures in the various model types, required.
Knowledge of the Quality Payment Program and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System required.
Knowledge of performance measures and measurement with regard to development and maintenance cycles. Knowledge of data elements used in measure construction and of data sources used in measure development. Experience in performance measure development preferred.
Strong writing and communication skills required.
Experience in healthcare data analytics preferred, including knowledge of SAS or other statistical or database software.
Experience working with physicians and multi-stakeholder committees desired.
Interest in health policy desired.
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About American Urological Association
The American Urological Association (AUA), the premier urologic association providing support to the urologic community.