The American Urological Association (AUA), the premier urologic association providing support to the urologic community, is currently searching for an energetic, detail-oriented candidate for our Quality Coordinator – Measure Development position.
This position will primarily support the AUA’s measure development and evaluation efforts and works closely with the Data Team on measures inclusion in the AQUA Registry. Additionally, this position supports other department initiatives, such as the QI Summit and monitoring federal policy related to quality initiatives.
The individual in this position will:
Assists in the development of a sound methodology and processes to improve AUA’s performance measurement development strategy and processes.
Manage panels to oversee measure development for the AQUA Registry, Alternative Payment Models, and Advancing Care Information; lead efforts in developing measure concepts, prioritization, development, testing and implementation of performance measures.
Responds to internal staff as well as to AUA membership with regard to measure specification questions and inquiries.
Support panels in staff liaison role to the measures panels, including identifying panel members, communicating with panels through conference call and email, setting up meetings, maintaining all records of measure development meetings.
Develop, maintain, and update technical specifications for measures annually, documentation for data collection, measure development methodology, and reporting measures. Provide support for testing the validity and reliability of new and existing measures contained in the AQUA Registry.
Maintains statistics on measure use both within the AQUA Registry and by external organizations.
Manages contracts regarding licensure of measures as required.
Manage submission of measures through NQF endorsement, as appropriate, and to CMS for inclusion in QDCR and MIPS reporting.
Maintain a database of all relevant measures for urologists. Monitor measure performance in the AQUA Registry, analyzing data trends to determine gaps in care, areas for quality improvement, topped out measures, and challenges with measures
Develop relationships and collaborations with other organizations involved in physician performance, quality, outcome measures, and patient safety.
Assist with development of public comments on CMS proposed rules; work closely with the Department of Reimbursement and Regulation.
Assist the department with other Quality initiatives, such as the QI Summit
Participate in external Technical Expert Panels on measurement and measure development and evaluation to ensure AUA’s status and expertise as a measure developer.
Working at AUA is more than just being technically proficient. We also look for candidates who possess the following competencies:
Superior organizational abilities
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
Expert ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
Attention to detail
Ability to analyze and solve challenges/problems
Excellent oral and written communication skills
In-depth knowledge of quality improvement processes
Measure development expertise
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.
To be Successful
Candidates must be able to provide superior service delivery while working in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment. It is essential that the individual in this role have strong knowledge of quality improvement, organizational and communication skills. In addition:
Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in public health or science/health care-related field preferred
4 years of experience with quality measure development and stewardship with expertise in statistics, risk adjustment, composite and electronic measures, and survey research
Understanding and knowledge of the health care industry, private and academic practice environments, and physician performance and quality improvement programs required
Knowledge of quality measurement and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) processes
Experience with data, data management, and clinical registries or other data bases
Expertise with project management
Experience working with physicians, physician and multi-stakeholder committees
Experience managing program budgets
Travel for this position is minimal including to our Washington, DC office. Weekend work and weekly evening conference calls will be required.
About American Urological Association
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 22,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.