The position can be based out of Chicago, IL or Washington, DC
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) seeks an individual with demonstrated success in working with national quality organizations, medical associations, and payers on quality issues. As part of a dedicated and talented quality team, the Quality Measures Manager will manage STS activities related to performance measure development, maintenance and updates to existing measures, and measure endorsement for use in quality improvement and payment programs.
Manage the Society’s performance measure development, maintenance, and endorsement activities, including those related to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Qualified Clinical Data Registry initiative.
Participate in developing hospital, surgical group, and surgeon-level performance measures for STS National Databases.
Support activities of the Quality Measurement Task Force and respond to inquiries from surgeon leaders.
Manage the process of vetting performance measures through relevant quality organizations, such as the National Quality Forum (NQF) and CMS quality payment programs.
Collaborate with outside analytics centers to obtain testing data for measure submission.
Coordinate review of measure submission forms with physician leaders and statisticians.
Develop work plans, and submit quality measure forms to NQF and CMS.
Manage and complete activities necessary for STS to maintain status as a CMS Qualified Clinical Data Registry.
Ensure compliance with CMS regulations related to consent and reporting of quality metrics for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and other payment programs.
The ideal candidate has strong written and verbal communications skills, effectiveness at handling multiple projects simultaneously, and ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteer leaders, government officials, other organizations, and industry contacts. This individual has:
At least 4 years of related work experience, including 2 years working with hospital, health plan, or physician quality measures
Strong experience working with national quality organizations, medical associations, and payers on quality issues (background in quality performance measure development/maintenance preferred)
Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree in a public health or related field preferred)
Attention to detail and solid organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities
Ability to lead and direct staff
Positive attitude, tact, diplomacy, and good judgment
Flexibility and adaptability to changing daily activities and schedules
Ability to travel
Join Our Team The 75+ dedicated team of employees of the STS strive for excellence while upholding our Core Values of Quality, Innovation, Professionalism, Inclusiveness and Teamwork. Apply today at www.sts.org/about-sts/jobs-sts
Benefits and Perks Competitive compensation, incredible healthcare insurances, flexible schedules, casual dress, professional development, generous time-off programs, company-matched 401(k) plan, and Wellbeing programs.
About the Society of Thoracic Surgeons The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a growing not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,500 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.