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Health Home Transformation Consultant - St. Louis / Kansas City, MO

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
St. Louis, MO
Date:
09/05/2017
2017-09-052017-10-04
Job Code:
1791644
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Health Home Transformation Consultant - St. Louis / Kansas City, MO(Job Number:731994)
Description

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The Health Home Transformation Consultant (HHTC) is responsible for the ongoing clinical management of physician practices participating in UnitedHealthcare’s (UHC) Health Home Programs for Community and State. The HHTC will lead multi-disciplined practice transformation and practice performance improvement initiatives.  The selected candidate will guide practices in achieving targeted goals that include improved quality, efficiency and utilization and achieving Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) prescribed Six Health Home Core Services. The HHTC is accountable for driving practice progress toward desired transformational change and performance improvement, while meeting savings goals set for the practice.

 

The Six Health Home Core Services are:

  • Care Coordination- Cross system care coordination activities to assist participant’s in accessing and navigating needed services
  • Care Transitions- Proper and Timely follow-up care to prevent avoidable readmission after discharge from an ER and inpatient facilities
  • Referral Management-Identification of available community based resources and actively managing referrals, assistance to the beneficiary in advocating for access to care and engagement with community and social supports related to goal achievement documented in the Health Action Plan (HAP) through the use of information technology services
  • Health Promotion- Begins with the commencement of the Health Action Plan (HAP), demonstrating use of self-management, recovery and resiliency principles using person-identified supports. Addressing gaps in care
  • Individual Support- Support the beneficiary to access and navigate the healthcare and social service delivery system as well as support health action planning
  • Family / Caregiver Support- Support to the beneficiary’s family and/or caregiver to access and navigate the healthcare and social services delivery systems as well as support health action planning

As the single point of clinical contact for a practice, the HHTC will be responsible for communicating progress towards achievement of targeted goals to Senior Leadership both within UnitedHealthcare and at the practice. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for successful deployment of UHC’s Clinical Support program at the practice level, including but not limited to, introducing and educating practices on the value / use of reporting tools, patient registries and delivery of reports via UHC’s Technology Portals
  • Build and effectively maintain relationship with the practice leadership and key clinical influencers actively involved in practice transformation
  • Regularly facilitate efficient, effective practice improvement meetings with the practice to monitor, present, and discuss progress on the transformation action plan and achievement in milestones
  • Develop strategies; based on performance analysis, for improvement that includes specific outcomes and metrics to monitor progress to a goal and make recommendations for improvement
  • Design practice transformation action plans and implement appropriate performance improvement initiatives designed to assist the practice in achieving contractually required transformation milestones
  • Monitor and review the progress of the practice in milestone achievement and insure the practice is accountable for successful completion
  • Where outcomes are below goal the HHTC will identify outlier member files for focused action plans
  • Audit of Health Home assessments and member care plans to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Use data to analyze key cost, utilization and quality data and interpret results to assess the performance of the practice
  • Use data to analyze trends and work with stakeholders to agree on and implement proactive strategies to address issues, and measure impact using a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) rapid cycle improvement approach; including external practice data
  • Educate & Deploy technology tools to support Practice Transformation
  • Build and effectively maintain relationships with team members in the UHC Clinical organization as well Medical Directors, local Network leads, Health Care Economic Analysts and Clinical Analysts in support of the program
  • Consult and partner with internal UHC matrix partners and the practice to identify organizational and structural challenges hindering achievement of desired program outcomes
  • Collaborate with UnitedHealthcare teams including the practice Care Coordinators, quality management teams, hospital clinical teams, behavioral health teams to support whole person care for our members with practices and hospitals
  • Assist and support department leaders in summarizing and disseminating experience - related learning's by way of team updates, written reports / articles, and / or presentations as called for by directors
  • Ensure all required member documents as indicated in the Community and State UnitedHealthcare contract for Health Home programs

Job Clinical Practice Consulting
Primary Location US-MO-St. Louis
Other Location US-MO-Kansas City
Organization Population Health Management
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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