American Heart Association

  • Healthcare Quality Measures Manager

    Location US-Anywhere
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/8/2019 12:18 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Job Family Group
    Health Strategies & Programs
    Job Category
    Health Services
  • Overview

    Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?


    Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke.  At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day.  Is it easy?  No.  Is it worthwhile?  Absolutely. 


    This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives.  We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment.  We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact.  We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.  The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact. 


    The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Healthcare Quality Measures Manager based out of our National Center office! This position can be remote but must be located near a major airport. This individual will be responsible for providing administrative, analytic and informatics support for development, specification, maintenance, harmonization, and endorsement of measures used in AHA's suite of quality programs: including Get With The Guidelines: Stroke, Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Resuscitation and Coronary Artery Disease; ambulatory quality initiatives and certification programs. Responsible for implementing the transition to electronic data collection by providing informatics/coding expertise for development of electronic measure specifications. Responsible for developing and maintaining standardized documentation for program measures.

    • In collaboration with volunteers and other AHA measures and Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) staff, operationalizes quality concepts and evidence in detailed measure specifications for implementation in AHA quality programs. Analyzes existing program measures to identify potentially unnecessary differences among similar data elements or measures
    • Provides informatics/coding expertise to support development of electronic measure specifications
    • Monitors relevant national programs such as the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS): Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Meaningful Use, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (HIQR); as well as The Joint Commission; Million Hearts; etc. for changes that may impact AHA measures or programs
    • Creates and maintains standardized documentation for measures used in AHA quality programs. Monitors and maintains documentation of AHA/ASA registry programs and measures information in national programs, databases and clearinghouses
    • Provides data and documentation for AHA/ASA measures identified for application submission to National Quality Forum (NQF) for endorsement
    • Coordinates with other AHA staff to communicate changes in national programs and impact to volunteer workgroups and other AHA staff

    Want to help get your resume to the top?   Take a look at the experience we require:


    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
    • At least five (5) years of relevant experience
    • Experience in Health IT or Healthcare Quality
    • Healthcare technology related skills such as e-medical records, medical coding or related information
    • Detail oriented with data analysis experience
    • Ability to write and orally present information
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to travel 20% local and overnight stay

    Preferred Skills:

    • Advanced certification or degree in Health Informatics, Medical Coding or related Health Information Management including work with one or more standard nomenclatures, including SNOMED, ICD, CPT, LOINC and/or RxNorm
    • Experience with performance measure development, testing, implementation and/or endorsement
    • Familiarity and experience developing electronic clinical quality measure specifications and use of the Measure Authoring Tool
    • Familiarity with the National Quality Forum measure submission and endorsement process
    • Experience working with committees and volunteers


    Click on “Apply for this job online” to submit your online application or “Log back in!” if you are a returning applicant. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.


    At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.


    This position not a match with your skills? Click here to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association

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    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities



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