American Heart Association (AHA)

Program Manager (Healthcare Quality Measures)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Dallas, Texas


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Healthcare Quality Measures Manager! This position can be home based.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on 11/22/2025.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


This individual will be responsible for providing administrative, analytic and Technical Support for development, specification, maintenance, harmonization, and endorsement of measures used in AHA's suite of quality programs: including Get With The Guidelines: Stroke, Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Resuscitation and Coronary Artery Disease; ambulatory quality initiatives and certification programs. Responsible for supporting the ongoing transition to electronic Data Collection and eMeasures. Responsible for developing and maintaining standardized documentation for program measures.

  • In collaboration with volunteers and other AHA measures and Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) staff, operationalizes quality concepts and evidence in detailed measure specifications for implementation in AHA quality programs. Analyzes existing program measures to identify potentially unnecessary variance

  • Provides subject matter expertise to support the development of electronic measure specifications

  • Monitors relevant national programs such as the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS): Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program (HIQR); as well as The Joint Commission; Million Hearts; etc. for changes that may impact AHA measures or programs

  • Coordinates with other AHA staff to communicate changes in national programs and impact to Volunteer workgroups and other AHA staff

  • Creates and maintains standardized documentation for measures used in AHA quality programs. Monitors and maintains documentation of AHA/ASA registry programs and measures information in national programs, databases and clearinghouses

  • Provides Project Management Support and subject matter expertise for the submission of AHA/ASA measures to the National Quality Forum (NQF) for endorsement consideration or maintenance of endorsement

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • At least five (5) years of proven experience

  • Experience with clinical performance measure development, testing, implementation and/or endorsement

  • Familiarity with the broader healthcare quality measurement environment and related organizations

  • Detail oriented with data Analysis experience

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Ability to orally present information

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to travel 20% local and overnight stay

Preferred Skills:

  • Health IT related knowledge/skills such as electronic medical records, medical coding and/or standard nomenclatures, such as SNOMED, ICD, CPT, LOINC or RxNorm

  • Familiarity or experience with the development of electronic clinical quality measures and the CMS Measure Authoring Tool

  • Familiarity with the National Quality Forum measure submission and the endorsement process

  • Experience working with committees and volunteers


Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for Health Equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 1 hour ago (1/23/2023 11:42 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-9930

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas

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