Aetna KS Medicaid Director, Quality Management (51951BR) in Overland Park, Kansas

Req ID: 51951BR


Implements an all product quality management strategy that meets internal and external constituent expectations for demonstrating quality outcomes. Using innovation, integration, and information links the quality management activities to business goals. Health Care Quality Management includes, but is not limited to, QM Programs/Infrastructure, behavioral health QM, credentialing, delegation and regulatory accreditation support, clinical and service measurement and improvement and quality of care investigations.

Responsibilities include: Act as an Advocate for, and support, the business by serving as a quality champion through measuring and monitoring the quality and effectiveness of the care and service provided to our members. Lead and Manage all aspects of quality programs and projects that enable Aetna to measure, monitor, and improve the quality of the care and service provided to its members. Consult and/or work cross functionally to influence and promote change in order to continually deliver quality service to our internal and external customers. Responsible for coordinating, leading, and managing multiple functional areas/units including full accountability for business/financial results related to following as appropriate: HEDIS reporting, quality of care, accreditation activities and/or member satisfaction.

Fundamental Components:

Assures compliance with all State and Federal quality regulations, Aetna quality standards, and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards

Ensures maintenance of accurate documentation for quality improvement activities such as HEDIS reporting, surveys, audits, peer reviews, etc.

In conjunction with key business leaders, responsible for directing the activities of quality committees.

Provides direction setting and leadership, with accountability for quality program(s), specialized audits, special reviews, projects and initiatives. Manage complex projects, people, and business priorities to achieve member satisfaction.

Develops and implements quality improvement activities nationally and/or within an assigned region.

Directs data collection for HEDIS and/or other quality reporting; identifies opportunities for improvement based on results.

Influences all stakeholders to support key quality projects/programs to ensure positive solutions that deliver results. Consults with internal/external customers on solutions that impact Quality

Controls expenses while meeting operational, functional and service requirements.

Recruits, develops, and motivates staff. Initiates and communicates a variety of personnel actions, including employment, termination, performance reviews, salary reviews, and disciplinary actions.


5 to 7 years clinical and/or managed care experience in the healthcare industry and quality management.

Minimum of 5 years performing HEDIS data collection, integrating rapid-cycle process improvement principles in an organization and utilizing study design and evaluation approaches to improve quality of care and service delivery.

Previous experience that reflects a proven track record or proficiency in the competencies noted.

3+ years experience managing staff

Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and execute multiple functional business objectives.

Demonstrated verbal/written communication and computer skills.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Education and Certification Requirements:

Bachelor's degree desired or equivalent work experience.

Masters degree preferred.

Certified Professional in Health Quality (CPHQ) or other certification a plus

Additional Information:

Exceptional communications skills including ability to interact with a variety of external and internal audiences including senior management. Computer literate; advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite applications and keyboard navigation skills are required.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


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This position is responsible for executing the QAPI requirements found in Section 5.9 in accordance with the States Quality Management Strategy and for infusing continuous quality improvement approaches throughout the organization.

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Job Function: Quality Management