University of Massachusetts Medical School, Commonwealth Medicine (UMMS, CWM) seeks a skilled, creative and forward-thinking physician executive to serve as its next Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to the Massachusetts Medicaid program and to the Office of Clinical Affairs. This is a unique opportunity to join one of the most innovative Medicaid programs in the U.S. The CMO serves as the Medical Director for MassHealth (MH) and Executive Physician Leader of the Office of Clinical Affairs (OCA), exercising medical, clinical, and strategic oversight of all the healthcare services MH provides to its members.
The CMO serves on the executive leadership team of MH, under the direction of Assistant Secretary of MassHealth and Medicaid Director, Daniel Tsai. This position has accountability for medical policy/medical review, appeals, quality, clinical development of medical cost reduction initiatives, and serving as the spokesperson for MH on clinical aspects. This individual ensures the development and implementation of clinical policies, standards, and practices consistent with sound medical practice that affects the MH members as well as the provider and advocacy communities. In this role, she/he is responsible for building consensus with the Associate Medical Directors, the Medical Director Working Group, and the Drug Utilization Review Board. The MH CMO/Director of OCA has a dual reporting relationship to the Medicaid Director and the CWM Managing Director, Clinical Delivery Solutions, and receives salary and benefits from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
As an employee of UMMS, CWM, the next leader will have the opportunity to participate in the academic and research activities of UMMS and will be eligible for a faculty appointment in either Departments of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences, and/or Family Medicine and Community Health. As a faculty member, the CMO will be supported and encouraged to undertake research projects that promote health and well-being to vulnerable populations.
Candidates requirements include: M.D. or D.O. with Board Certification required, and a current Massachusetts license or eligible to attain one within six months; graduate degree in Public Health, Policy, Administration, or Management is desired; proven leadership in the healthcare field, recently as CMO and/or Medical Director, including budgetary, quality and medical management, and supervisory experience, preferably at a health plan, ACO, or provider organization; seven years' clinical experience serving diverse and/or low-income, vulnerable populations.
Please direct nominations and inquiries to WittKieffer Senior Partners, Kimberly A. Smith and Thomas P. Quinn, through the office of Sue LeGrand, email@example.com, 314-718-4603.