Assistant Vice President Quality, Northeast Region in Woburn, MA at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 1/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The AVP Quality, Northeast Region is responsible for managing the development and execution of quality activities and processes in the Northeast Region. The position will be split time between the Boston & Woburn, MA office locations. 

What does a typical day look like?

Own delivery of exceptional quality operations

  • Primary interface with client in Quality related committees including Delegation Oversight meetings and audits
  • Produce annual Regional QM Trilogy Documents, including tracking and updating Work Plan activity progress
  • Implement corporate policies and create local quality addenda and SOPs when needed
  • Produce and oversee production of client and contractual reports and reports required for meeting accreditation standards
  • Provide Quality thought leadership to Sales teams/RFPs, and author quality-related articles for members and providers
  • In collaboration with the Vice President, Regional Clinical and Quality Operations and corporate quality accreditation ensure ongoing compliance with accreditation (NCQA and URAC) standards.
  • Assist Corporate Quality in preparation for NCQA or URAC accreditation survey
  • Train/coach team members on corporate, market, and regulatory developments that impact their roles and functions
  • Lead for Regional Quality Committee structure, Chair Regional QMUMCM Committee, Co-chair Regional Quality of Care Committee
  • Report monthly to Corporate Quality Committee (CQC) on regional quality, UM and clinical activities as well as metrics and outcomes
  • Regional lead on Member Satisfaction survey administration and analysis in collaboration with Corporate Quality
  • Conduct specific quality trainings as requested by Corporate Quality for monthly quality training series
  • Oversee and manage the complaints and grievances process for the region
  • Oversee & manage Quality staff in the region
  • Lead quality performance improvement, implementation, and program development
  • Collaborate with the Vice President, Regional Clinical and Quality Operations to charter improvement activities to support accreditation and performance improvement including developing, implementing, monitoring and tracking performance of Regional quality programs
  • Participate with Corporate Quality and other Regional Quality leads in the charter of Quality Improvement Activities (QIA) to support both Beacon Health Options and Beacon Health Strategies accreditation.
  • Oversee QIA program development ensuring fidelity to the CQI model
  • Lead EQRO projects in collaboration with clients
  • Collaborate with Regional Clinical Managers and the Vice President, Regional Clinical and Quality Operations to track performance of Core Performance Indicators (CPIs)
  • Collaborate with health plan clients on HEDIS BH measures measurement and improvement opportunities
  • Collaborate with Corporate Quality on HEDIS rate production and client deliverables
  • Monitor PGs and SLAs relating to quality, and implement and monitor CAPs in collaboration with internal stakeholders, clients, and providers
  • Implement and monitor CAPs related to Corporate Quality as well as external client delegation and regulatory audits for accreditation readiness
  • Coordinate with Compliance on program integrity issues
  • Coordinate with Operations Pod to resolve quality issues
  • Collaborate with the Vice President, Regional Clinical and Quality Operations and Ops Pod Leaders to develop effective and efficient processes for Quality to interface with Pods to solution a range of client and provider quality issues
  • Demonstrate nimbleness and creativity in rapid prototyping of different Ops Pod collaboration models

Key Performance Indicators

  • Quantitative
    • Client satisfaction with clinical quality performance (e.g. HEDIS)
    • Improvement in HEDIS BH measures
    • 100% pass rate of all internal and external quality audits
  • Qualitative
    • Effective partnering with UM Shared Services, Care Management, MPPs, Aftercare, Network, Analytics Innovation Center, Knowledge Management and Reporting, Ops Pods, etc.
    • Talent development and coaching

What you Will Contribute?


  • Master’s degree in Behavioral Health field preferred
  • Bachelor degree required

Relevant Experience:

  • 3-5 years experience in Managed Care/Behavioral Health
  • 3-5 years of direct Supervisory experience


  • Leadership skills and supervisory experience, including the ability to develop team performance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize multiple issues, excellent organizational skills, ability to track multiple projects/tasks and follow through as needed.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate with internal and external departments
  • Ability to manage staff in operations environment
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience, including the ability to work cross-functionally, build consensus and develop staff
  • Ability to manage time-sensitive projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvements, recommend, and implement innovative solutions.
  • Must be detail oriented; able to work independently in an ever changing environment

What Makes Us Different?

  • Here, it’s not just a job – it’s an opportunity to change lives.
  • Our employees are learners, innovators and original
  • Our mission and values guide the way we treat our members, providers and each other.

What We Have to Offer:

  • Healthcare benefits available starting day 1!
  • Health & wellbeing incentives, such as gym membership reimbursement
  • 401K with company match to help reach your future financial goals
  • Generous PTO, because we know life happens outside of work
  • Tuition reimbursement so you can keep reaching your fullest potential

If Beacon sounds like the place for you, what are you waiting for? Apply with us today to get started!

Beacon Health Options is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer as well as a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Work Environment. EOE/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disabled

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