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Project Manager 121C

Austin, TX
Austin, TX
Project Manager - Solicitation# 529210121C

The Claims Management Division (CMD) is responsible for Long Term Care Claims Adjudication and the Electronic Visit Verification Program.
The worker will perform project management functions for the Medicaid Enterprise Systems (MES) from a program perspective for CMD. The worker will work with other staff within the Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC) to ensure that the Claims Administration, Business Operations, and Applications and Maintenance vendors work together for the successful implementation of the modernized Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) for CMD’s interests. This position will coordinate with the CMD Transition Team and provide a programmatic view of the overall health of the transition including preparing risk identification, issue identification, deliverable reviews and other transition related efforts/meetings. The worker will report on project activity, status and health across transition projects to department management and governance committees. The worker will ensure all internal and external trading partners associated with CMD are aware of critical path dependencies, integration points and provide oversight to testing plans. This position will work closely with the MES Transition Team, HHSC IT, program directors, vendors, and other project related stakeholders. This position will be a key role in ensuring the success of the MES Modernization transition for CMD.
The Project Manager will be responsible for:
  • Coordinating duties and responsibilities with CMD Transition Team.
  • Development, maintenance, and monitoring of integrated project timelines in coordination with MES project timelines.
  • Ensuring that the project plan maintains tasks, schedules, and status updates as well as disseminating information to team members.
  • Oversight and reporting of critical path dependencies between Modernization projects.
  • Communicating project status, issues, and risks to department management, current MMIS vendor, data center services vendors, and MES transition team. Developing mitigation plans as necessary.
  • Communicating status of program initiatives to department management and MES transition team.
  • Planning and managing efficient projects meetings and documenting key decisions.
  • Designing strategies to mitigate or avoid identified project risks and difficulties. 
Minimum Requirements: Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.
  7 Required Experience in management of large-scale IT projects, including system integration, resource management, procurement transition and vendor management.
  7 Required Experience with Medicaid Enterprise Systems, including Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS).
  6 Required Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to prepare reports; and to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.
  6 Required Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines.
  6 Required Experience with successful Medicaid Fee-for-Service Claims, Healthcare, or Medicaid Managed Care Business Operations processes and procedures.
  5 Required Experience overseeing the planning and execution of major projects, including facilitation and documentation of high-level critical path dependencies across multiple projects.
  5 Required Ability to analyze and evaluate various project management solutions, especially as they relate to Medicaid Enterprise Systems.
  5 Required Experience successfully leading meetings and facilitating discussion between multiple stakeholder groups, including vendors.
  5 Required Experience with Texas Medicaid processes and policies.
  5 Required Expertise using Microsoft Office products: Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook. Exceptional skills in Word and Visio.
  5 Required Ability to establish project goals and objectives that support the State and HHS strategic plans as well as federal directives.
  5 Required Proven ability to work successfully with technical and non-technical groups and manage multiple responsibilities.
  5 Required Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and coordination skills.
  5 Required Experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and independently perform a variety of complicated tasks; a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  5 Required Oral and written communication skills.
  2 Preferred Experience with Medicaid Long-term Care programs.
  2 Preferred Experience with Texas Health and Human Services programs.
  1 Preferred Preferred Experience with Electronic Visit Verification systems.
  1 Preferred Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

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