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Director, Division of Practice Transformation and Member Education
Department: Practice Management and Delivery Innovations
This position provides subject matter expertise in health care delivery systems, patient-centered medical home (PCMH), accountable care organizations (ACOs) and similar existing and emerging models of health care delivery both for osteopathic physicians and their practices. In addition, this position is responsible for interacting with external organizations and contributing to their initiatives. The director informs policy development and analysis and influences external organizations and the environment in a manner that is favorable for osteopathic physicians. These functions include, but are not limited to, directing practice management member education, educating and promoting best practices in coding and documentation, assisting practices in transitioning to electronic health records, electronic prescribing, and performing quality metrics. In addition, this individual is responsible for helping physicians identify ways that they can transform their practices to ACOs and PCMHs. The director also plays a key role with private sector payers in promoting osteopathic medicine, addressing, and ameliorating coverage and payment issues.
Responsibilities: Manages the education and the development of supporting collateral materials for members and their office staff, as needed, on issues related to electronic medical record (EMR) incentives and adoption, electronic prescribing, practice management, integrated delivery, patient centered medical homes and accountable care organizations. Manages the member education effort for osteopathic physicians and their practices as they transition to ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010 in collaboration with the manager of the AOA Division of Practice Operations and Transformation. Manages and coordinates educational programs with the manager of the Division of Practice Operations and Transformation on coding, documentation, and osteopathic practice management and revenue process issues. Collaboratively develops educational programs to orient and promote best practices in these areas for residents, new physicians in practice, and for physicians throughout the life cycle of their clinical career. Manages the development and distribution of the Practice Management Update newsletter. Coordinates timely topics and copy with the Departments of Practice Management and Delivery Innovations and Government Relations. Manages the content, schedule, recruitment of speakers, and budget for live and on-demand member education webinars. Manages all details including promotion, vendor interface and assistance, and development of on-demand availability. Also manages CME for members, when applicable. Collaborates with the director of the AOA Department of Practice Management and Delivery Innovations in serving as a liaison between the AOA, osteopathic affiliate organizations, and external organizations on member education issues related to practice management, integrated delivery, and patient centered medical home. Collaborates with the Departments of Government Relations, Practice Management and Delivery Innovations, and Communications to maintain and update materials on the AOA website related to practice management, electronic medical record implementation, integrated delivery, and patient-centered medical home. Manages relationship building with national and regional private sector carriers both through coalitions and independently. Creates and conducts presentations, both face-to-face and Web-based, as needed. Collaborates with and assists the Department of Government Relations staff by providing input and drafting comments, letters, and advocacy positions, upon request. Excellent written communication skills, analytical expertise and policy analysis required. Must have strong verbal communication skills as well as the ability to translate and convey complex concepts to physicians, affiliates, and external stakeholders. Approximately 20% travel, as needed.
Education: Advanced degree such as MHA, MPH, MBA or similar related degree preferred.
Experience: A minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in practice management, policy, or in developing educational programs for physicians.