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Dental Director - UHC Comm. Plan of PA - Philadelphia, PA

UnitedHealth Group - Philadelphia, PA

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The UHC Community Plan of PA Dental Director is a dentist or dental hygienist, who manages customer facing clinical aspects of Dental Government programs in PA, primarily Medicaid and CHIP.
The Director will serve as the dental clinical representative of UHC Community Plan of PA to the DHS Chief Dental and Medical Officers, other government officials, regulators as well as internal clinical, quality and operational teams serving both the Health and Dental plans.
The Director will participate in state directed activities related to claim review, utilization review and management, quality review and management, as well as quality improvement projects related to disease management and wellness, designed to increase overall access and utilization of preventive services. The position will also support UHC Community Plan of PA in securing new business and support underwriting during plan set-up.
Primary Responsibilities:

Serve as the liaison to the state regulators for all clinical based requests and provide a government focused clinical presence for existing and new programs
Develop and implement clinical best practices for all the Community Plan’s clinical dental programs, including:

Improving access to dental care through implementation of education and outreach strategies, (as evidenced by meeting HEDIS Annual Dental Visit targets)
Increasing rates of preventive utilization, consistent with the CMS Oral Health Initiative
Partnering with the Health plan on Medical-Dental Integration strategies and programs (ex. ECC / physician varnish programs, ER diversions program) 
Working with Quality Management to implement and monitor Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs) designed to support clinical objectives
Participating in development and implementation of dentist pay for performance initiatives
Engaging in development of alternative practice models, ex. deployment of public health hygienists, school based health, mobile dentistry, teledentistry
Drive timelines and deliverables for all clinical programs through coordination with Dental Plan colleagues
Represent as the clinical leader of government programs for policies and procedures related to utilization management, quality improvement, appeals & grievances
Collaborate with UHC Community Plan’s Chief Medical Officer in the development and implementation of clinical initiatives, plan design and benefit questions, utilization or quality of care concerns
Identify and source opportunities to creatively partner with the HP’s Clinical and Quality teams on clinical initiatives focused on provider engagement and education tactics (e.g., physician varnish, the importance of seeing very young children, the value of sealants etc.)
Work with the Health Plan QM team in the development of annual QI programs
Engage in advocacy activities, including participation in the Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health
Work with other dental clinicians in supporting strategies for clinical program development, UR and QM
Support the marketing and sales of dental government programs in PA, including consultation for benefit design and producing RFP responses
Develop policies and procedures related to clinical management and develop SME on local laws / guidelines governing clinical programs
Prepare presentations and reports as needed summarizing clinical activities
Coordinate and lead local peer review committees as appropriate
Keys for success in this position include excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to drive change, influence individuals, taking appropriate risks and consensus building as well as the ability to empower and motivate others, and excellent oral and written communication and problem solving skills. Additionally, this position will require strong planning, organizational and analytical skillsRequired Qualifications:

Dental or dental hygiene degree
Active PA dental or dental hygiene license
7 years clinical experience, with experience in treating Medicaid patients desirable
5 years dental managed care or dental insurance experience
Intermediate level of PC proficiency, including PowerPoint, Excel and Access

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working for FQHC, dental insurance carrier, academic institution, or organized dentistry
Specific experience with Government dental programs

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Job Keywords: Dental Director, UHC, Community Plan of PA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

9 days 18 hours ago

UnitedHealth Group


Dental Director - UHC Comm. Plan of PA - Philadelphia, PA UnitedHealth Group - Philadelphia, PA, United States


Location: Philadelphia, PA

Company Profile:
About UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Americans enter a structured system of health benefits and we help build a stronger, higher quality health system that is sustainable for the long term