Project Specialist, Medicaid ACO & Community

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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 11/5/2016

Partners HealthCare(PHS) Needham, MA

Needham, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


As a not-for-profit organization, Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Womens Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.

Were focused on a people-first culture for our systems patients and our professional family. Thats why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Partners HealthCare is committed to aligning our employees personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal developmentand we recognize success at every step.

Our employees use the Partners HealthCare values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk, and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.

Population Health Management (PHM) is an innovative model of care delivery that aims to improve the health of patients while lowering the overall costs of care. PHM includes best practices and tactics to enhance the patient experience, improve outcomes, and provide better organized and more personalized care to our patients.

PHM is seeking a Project Specialist to assist with the fast paced implementation of a Medicaid ACO. Candidates should be comfortable with contracting agreements and data. Looking for a detail oriented, persistent and organized team player. Familiarity with Epic is a plus.

The Project Specialist will provide support for the implementation of Medicaid ACO programming and general strengthening of collaborations with community health providers. This would include: 1) developing partnerships with contract vendors to harness services supporting the Medicaid population 2) supporting applications for government programs and resource opportunities 3) executing relationships with community partners and other community health providers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with day-to-day tasks, project management and operational activities to support Medicaid ACO implementation
Coordinate planning and logistics for Medicaid ACO application and contract. Assist with other government applications.
Coordinate with contract entities in support of Medicaid population.
Establish formal compacts to describe expectations for community partners and resources, including Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with community partners. Initial focus will be on behavioral health and LTSS providers.
Ensure community resources are added to Community Resource Connector tool. Evaluate resources and note those which are recommended by Partners.
Catalog existing community collaborations and PHM resources developed for the community. Assess gaps and areas of improvement.
Support development of strategy for increased community collaboration which may include: outreach to public health commissioners to foster collaboration, hosting informational meetings to develop relationships, exploring community resource programs for collaboration, documenting list of regulatory and policy meetings attended by PHM team members.
Coordinate and establish compacts with entities related to social determinants of health (e.g. food insecurity, education, homelessness).
Seek support from community entities for SUDs programming
Prepare presentations, meeting materials, minutes, and action plans
Stay informed about national developments related to population health management activities
Develop effective relationships, and collaborate with physician leaders, and Partners staff
Collaborate with Partners Community Health and other Population Health Management programs
BS/BA or equivalent required
Masters degree preferred
At least 3 years experience in a healthcare setting strongly preferred.Skills Required
Strong organizational, administrative, and project management skills
Ability to prioritize and resolve critical issues efficiently and effectively
Ability to work with all levels of an organization
Strong analytic skills, ability to turn data into information
Ability to effectively present ideas and information
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong commitment to customer service
Experience with Microsoft Office applications
Solid understanding of the health care environment
Ability to work independently
Experience in health care contracting preferred
Experience with government program applications preferred
Position located in Needham, moving to Somerville in December 2016, with frequent local travel
Partners HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.