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CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Medicaid-Focused Program Coordinator for National DPP

Tuesday, May 28, 2019  

Building Capacity for Public and Private Payer Coverage of the National DPP Lifestyle Change Program — Medicaid-Focused Project Coordinator

Overview:
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) seeks a full-time consultant (independent contractor) with experience in Medicaid to work on the Building Capacity for Public and Private Payer Coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) Lifestyle Change Program project. This project has various workstreams designed to promote coverage of the National DPP lifestyle change program, and this position will focus on providing technical assistance (T.A.) and support to State Health Departments and state Medicaid agencies working toward achieving and/or actualizing coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program in Medicaid.

The Scope of Work for this role is managed by the NACDD Associate Director of Programs and works closely with the project team, the project contractor(s), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and states who are either implementing Medicaid coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program or interested in establishing coverage. The consultant will assist in all aspects of project development, implementation, and evaluation and lead the provision of T.A. and support to states working toward achieving and/or actualizing coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program in Medicaid.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support to states working toward actualizing coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program in Medicaid:

o In coordination with the project contractor(s) and project team, the project coordinator is responsible for overseeing the state selection (if applicable), managing the work plan development and contracting process, and providing overall management, including monthly calls and potential site visits (if applicable), to up to seven (7) state Medicaid agencies, in partnership with State Health Departments, that have made a commitment through legislation or regulation to cover the National DPP lifestyle change program, either statewide or through an initial pilot.

o In coordination with the project contractor(s) and project team, the project coordinator is responsible for providing intensive, individual T.A. to up to seven (7) state Medicaid agencies to address the systems challenges related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the covered benefit. Examples of this T.A. may include strengthening a state Medicaid agency’s and State Health Department’s ability to 1) build and improve their organizational systems for identifying, referring, and enrolling eligible individuals into the program, 2) adapt value-based payment methodology to a regulated billing and coding system, 3) determine Medicaid provider enrollment and credentialing for CDC-recognized organizations and/or lifestyle coaches, 4) strengthen newly enrolled Medicaid providers’ (i.e., CDC-recognized organizations) ability to engage with Medicaid and/or managed care organizations, and 5) help to identify, strengthen, and coordinate stakeholders’ roles in the successful implementation of the benefit in Medicaid.

  • Support to states working toward achieving coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program in Medicaid:

o In coordination with the project contractor(s) and project team, the project coordinator is responsible for providing individual and group T.A. to up to six (6) states (includes both public health and Medicaid representatives) focused on achieving Medicaid coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program. These duties may include:

  • Scheduling and facilitating monthly calls with participating states to develop workplans and determine and address T.A. needs.
  • Creation of up to four (4) peer learning collaboratives for the participating states and their selected partners that focus on different elements of Medicaid coverage of the National DPP lifestyle change program and balances content overviews with state-based experiences, opportunities for cross-state discussion, and peer-to-peer learning.
  • Prepare reports (written reports, oral presentations, or postings on websites) including but not limited to:

o Chief Executive Officer and/or Board reports (i.e. dashboard reports)
o Association materials and publications (NACDD annual report, e-bulletin, etc.)
o Peer reviewed journals
o Evaluation of conferences and other NACDD training events
o Program progress reports to CDC or other program funders and stakeholders

  • Assist with grant application submission and other proposals for funding. This includes but is not limited to writing, compiling of information, and/or coordination of activities.
  • Participate in monthly NACDD Consultant Team meetings and Diabetes Practice Area Team meetings as applicable.

Key Skills:

  • Ability to teach, train, and provide technical assistance in-person and online to Medicaid agencies, state and local public health departments, and other determined stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions clearly and comprehensively from all levels of management, NACDD Members and consultants, and determined stakeholders.
  • Strong project management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high-quality deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Demonstrate experience in leading and working in a cross-functional collaborative team environment, building and fostering relationships.
  • Excellent multitasking skills and problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend solutions.
  • Demonstrate a strong decision making background with follow up skills and customer service dedication.
  • Able to master technologies and software applications.
  • Proactive, high energy, motivational, results-driven, and detail-oriented.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate effectively orally and written to a wide range of professionals at different levels, internally and externally; listening attentively.
  • Understand the importance of keeping current industry or subject matter expertise.

Preferred Experience:

  • Master’s degree in public health, Public Health Administration, Health Policy, or related field with minimum of three years of experience in the public health field.
  • Experience working with Medicaid related projects, and familiarity with the National Diabetes Prevention Program and the state performance measures to achieve reimbursement for the CDC recognized lifestyle change program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. 
  • At least three years of work experience in a state, county, or local health department and/or Medicaid agency- strongly preferred.
  • Prior Association or other not–for-profit experience- preferred.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of group learning and facilitation experience- preferred.
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.

Classification: Contractual/Consultant status; 1.0 FTE

Contract Duration: Project contract is 1 year (8/1/19 – 7/31/20); project duration could be multiple years

How to Apply:
For more information about NACDD visit www.chronicdisease.org. Applicants must send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to the following email address: careers.nacdd@chronicdisease.org Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until June 30, 2019.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Downloadable applications:

Microsoft Word

PDF


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