There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm) Position is responsible for strategically developing clinically oriented provider and community based partnerships in order to increase quality scores based on state specific quality measures. This role will be responsible for ongoing management of provider practice and community education on state specific quality measures. The Clinical Quality RN will work closely with the quality director to coordinate an interdisciplinary approach to increased provider performance. Provider education regarding the quality improvement program involves analysis and review of quality outcomes at the provider level, monitoring, measuring and reporting on key metrics to assist providers in meeting quality standards, state contractual requirements and pay for performance initiatives. The Clinical Quality RN will focus on tasks that occur in accordance with State, CMS or other requirements as applicable. This position will also be responsible for direction and guidance on provider-focused, clinical quality improvement and management programs. This role assists contracted providers with analyzing member care, trending quality compliance at the provider level, and developing action plans and programs to support provider practices in continuous quality improvement using approved clinical practice guidelines, HEDIS, CMS, NCQA and other tools. Position reports to the Quality Leadership of the Health Plan. **This role is responsible for 75% travel within an assigned region. This is a telecommuter position, but you need to live in KS and be able to travel to provider offices in Salina and Topeka area** Primary Responsibilities:Supports effective deployment of program at the practice level through strategic partnerships with participating practitioners and practice staff while assessing trends in quality measures and identifying opportunities for quality improvement Designs practice level quality transformation through targeted clinical education and approved materials related to HEDIS / State Specific quality measures for provider and staff education during field visits Materials additionally include information from local, state and national departments of health on key health related issues (understanding, exploring, educating and facilitating on a local level) Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for assigned HEDIS / State Measures, preventive health topics, leads efforts with clinical team to research and design educational materials for use in practitioner offices; serves as liaison with key vendors supporting HEDIS / State Measures; consults with vendors to design and implement initiatives to innovate and then improve HEDIS / State Measure rates Participates, coordinates, and/or represents the Health Plan at community based organization events, clinic days, health department meetings, and other outreach events focused on quality improvement, member health education and disparity programs as assigned Identifies population-based member barriers to care and works with the QMP team to identify local level strategies to overcome barriers and close clinical gaps in care Reports individual member quality of care concerns or trends of concern to the Health Plan Quality Director Coordinates and performs onsite clinical evaluations through medical record audits to determine appropriate coding and billing practices, compliance with quality metrics, compliance with service delivery and quality standards Investigates gaps in clinical documentation where system variation has impact on rate calculation, provides feedback to appropriate team members where issues are verified, and monitors resolution to conclusion Educates providers and office staff on proper clinical documentation, coding, and billing practices, state - mandated quality metrics specifications, provider profiling and pay for performance measurement, and medical record review criteria, to drive quality improvement Supports continuum of member care by identifying members in need of health education and/or services (case management, etc.) and refers members to the appropriate internal departments per policy Documents and refers providers' non - clinical / service issues to the appropriate internal parties, to include Provider Relations and the Plan Chief Medical Officer by analyzing provider records and maintaining database Works with providers on standards of care, and advises providers on established clinical practice guidelines, and appropriate documentation and billing consistent with state specific measures and technical specifications
Required Qualifications:Current unrestricted RN licensure required in state of Kansas 3+ years clinical experience as an RN Computer / typing proficiency to enter / retrieve data in electronic clinical records; experience with email, internet research, use of online calendars and other software applications Travel up to 75% of their time in an assigned territoryPreferred Qualifications:2+ years of quality improvement experience Health care and insurance industry experience, including regulatory and compliance Knowledge of one or more of: clinical standards of care, preventive health standards, HEDIS, NCQA, governing and regulatory agency requirements and the managed care industry Medicare Experience Coding Experience Multilingual Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 14 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.(sm) 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. Job Keywords: RN, registered nurse, HEDIS, NCQA, ACO, PCMH, Medicaid, Medicare, clinical data collection, provider relations, clinical practice transformation, implementation, quality improvement, compliance, health care analytics, chart review, managed care, Work at Home, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Topeka, Salina, KS, Kansas, UHG, UnitedHealth Group, UHC, UnitedHealthcare
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