Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) located in Radnor, PA is a limited liability company that is owned by Main Line Health, Jefferson University and Hospitals, and Magee Rehab. DVACO’s purpose is to enhance the quality of health care and reduce the growth rate of health care costs by acting as a convener, accelerator, and provider of the foundation needed to assist its participating members to transition from fee for service model, a business model focused on volume to a model focused on population health. For further details visit DVACO.org Clinical Pharmacy Specialist– Radnor, PA Full-time Reporting to the Chief Clinical Officer and working within a collaborative team environment, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist leads development and implementation of a pharmacy program which will improve the quality and safety of patient care while reducing waste and cost. These pharmacy initiatives, applied across the ACO population of MSSP and commercial beneficiaries, will include treatment protocols, policies and procedures, and educational programs based upon medical and pharmacy literature review. The Specialist considers budget and costs, and identifies opportunities to promote more cost-effective pharmaceutical choices, reduce pharmacy costs, and meet budgeted goals. Candidate will utilize his or her expertise across multiple specialty areas to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team to optimize medication regimens in order to achieve outcomes related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Guiding strategy for initiatives developed for DVACO Developing targeted pharmacy education plans and initiatives Serving as a resource to collaborate on health system member pharmacy initiatives (inpatient/outpatient) Determining best practices and promote standardization of pharmacy related...

Claims Data Analyst

The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO), located in Radnor PA, is a limited liability company that is owned by Main Line Health, Jefferson University and Hospitals and Magee Rehab. DVACO’s purpose is to enhance the quality of health care and reduce the growth rate of health care costs by acting as a convener, accelerator, and provider of the foundation needed to assist its participating members to transition from fee for service model, a business model focused on volume to a model focused on population health. Reporting to the Director of Population Health Informatics and IT, the Claims Data Analyst works collaboratively with the DVACO leadership team to develop data collection, measurement tools and databases to support the analysis of data from multiple sources, primarily claims files associated with DVACO contracts. Analyzes, interprets and generates reports on performance related to overall outcomes, utilization, risk adjusted total cost of care, population health, and care coordination. Develops reports, dashboards, scorecards and other analytic results necessary to support activities relating to managed care contracting, hospital and physician inpatient and outpatient quality outcomes and the quality goals set by the DVACO. Works with DVACO Pods to manage the MedInsight application including monthly data refreshes, upgrades, training for end users, etc. Works with payers and the DVACO data integration analyst to validate the contents of the payer claims files prior to their utilization. Works with DVACO claims data files and analytics tools to monitor aggregated and drilled down performance including risk adjusted efficiency and claims-based quality metrics. Other Accountabilities and skills: Uses proprietary vendor and other software packages (e.g., MS Excel, MS Access, Crystal...

Quality Improvement Analyst

JOB SUMMARY: The Quality Improvement Analyst will align performance measurement and analytics with QI Initiatives. Develops and assembles reports to be timely, accurate, informative and useful. Facilitates safe, effective and high quality health care. This includes, but is not limited to: data supporting clinical quality, clinical effectiveness, patient experience, practice transformation and care coordination. Analyst must be competent to operationalize the performance measurement Quality Improvement initiatives and Patient Experience. Together with QI team, is responsible for determining measures, targets for QI/organizational goals, setting up appropriate analytic methodologies and helping DVACO partners and internal leadership/staff to identify opportunities for clinical/process improvement. The Analyst’s role will also include researching data benchmarks (national and regional), transforming data into actionable insights, and engaging DVACO leadership as needed in QI improvement efforts. QI Manager contributes to activities for diverse projects and provides mentorship and guidance to internal/external team members and organizational leaders. Analyst will work with Quality Director to provide administrative support for coordination of presentations, meetings, and communications. ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABIITIES: The analyst will maintain an understanding of internal and external initiatives and their implications for evidence-based, data-driven improvement efforts. In consultation with QI Director, the manager develops standard metrics, recommends goals/targets, and provides results with which to monitor quality measures patient experience and organizational performance with DVACO physicians and partners, CMS and, commercial partners. Works with the DVACO finance and contracting teams to align clinical data and reporting with current and proposed ACO contracts, including participation in payor joint operating committees as needed. Demonstrate expertise in the areas of healthcare analytics, statistical analysis, research or other key aspects in the healthcare setting. Will...

DVACO Selected as one of 79 Renewing Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs

The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) was selected as one of 79 renewing Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, CMS announced today. Beginning January 1, 2017, a total of 480 Shared Savings Program ACOs are serving over 9 million assigned beneficiaries. “DVACO has become one of the largest ACOs in the country and has experienced tremendous success in both high quality and smarter spending,” says Katherine Schneider, MD, President of the DVACO. “We are honored to have been selected once again to continue our mission of transforming the care delivery model in the Philadelphia region and beyond.” Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced over 359,000 clinicians are confirmed to participate in four of CMS’s Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in 2017. Clinicians who participate in APMs are paid for the quality of care they give to their patients. APMs are an important part of the Administration’s effort to build a system that delivers better care and one in which clinicians work together to have a full understanding of patients’ needs. APMs also strive to ensure that patients are in the center of their care, and that Medicare pays for what works and spends taxpayer money more wisely, resulting in a healthier country. “By listening to physicians and engaging them as partners, CMS has been able to develop innovative payment reforms that bring physicians back to the core practice of medicine – caring for the patient,” said Acting Administrator, Andy Slavitt. “By reducing regulatory burden and paying for quality, CMS is offering solutions that...

DVACO President Katherine Schneider, MD, Named to List of Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT

(Radnor, PA – June 8, 2016) — Katherine Schneider, MD, President of the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO), has been recognized as one of the most powerful women in healthcare technology by Health Data Management. Dr. Schneider was chosen as one of the “Provider/Payer Executives” honorees and was one of 75 women to receive this honor. She received the award at the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT event held last month in Boston. The program honored award winners and offered professional development, mentoring and networking for women in the industry. “I am honored to be recognized amongst a group of women who are truly leaders in the IT field,” said Dr. Schneider. “The health care industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation and IT innovations are providing the foundation for new care models and producing key information at the right time, all to benefit the patients and communities we serve.” The DVACO is a limited liability company that is owned in part by Main Line Health. DVACO’s purpose is to enhance the quality of health care and reduce the growth rate of health care costs by acting as a convener, accelerator, and provider of the foundation needed to assist its participating members to transition from fee for service model, a business model focused on volume, to a model focused on population health. Dr. Schneider has been leading the DVACO since 2014. She provides leadership, strategic direction and management for all aspects of the organization. ### For more information: Bridget Therriault DVACO System Director of Communications 484-580-1025...