Medicaid Information Services Funding Coordinator

Jefferson City - Missouri (MO), 65109


Job Description:

The MO HealthNet Division is seeking applications for an opening of a Medicaid Information Services Funding Coordinator located in Cole County. This position will be in the Information Services Unit of the MO HealthNet Division

Job Description:
Job Duties: This is a responsible position within the Information Services section that is focused on securing enhanced federal funding for information system projects and managing project budgets and federal cost reporting. This position will be a key resource for working with business owners and information services staff to create Advance Planning Documents including detailed project budgets for submission to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This position will be responsible for working with Project Managers/Coordinators and business owners to track and manage project budgets, approved state and federal funding, and actual expenditures including staff time and to report project budgets and expenditures to CMS and state agency leadership. This position will also responsible for developing and maintaining subject matter expertise related to the federal requirements for enhanced information system funding including the processes and documents for requesting funding, the information required for submission of funding requests, and the CMS processes for review and approval of funding requests.
The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Working with business owners and project managers/coordinators across multiple State Departments to create Advance Planning Documents and necessary supporting documents for enhanced funding requests.
  • Writing and reviewing Advance Planning Documents, contract amendments, project assessment quotations, detailed project budgets, and supporting documents.
  • Initiating the timely submission of Advance Planning Documents to CMS, managing, and tracking the CMS response.
  • Communicating the CMS approvals of Advance Planning Documents to business owners and financial staff.
  • Ensuring that all enhanced funding requests align with guidance provided by CMS and the State’s mission and overall Medicaid Information System strategy.
  • Establishing reporting processes and tracking and managing project budgets and actual project expenditures including staff time and working with financial staff to correctly report project expenditures to CMS.
  • Interacting with CMS staff on a regular basis to coordinate submission and review of funding requests.
  • Reviewing and becoming a subject matter expert in all federal guidance related to enhance funding for information system projects.
  • Interacting with business owners to ensure all required federal reporting is completed accurately within required timeframes.
  • Developing and maintaining performance metrics related to enhanced funding.
  • Participating in development of information system strategies and completion of information system assessments and evaluations required by the federal or state
  • Assisting with development and implementation of financial approval and reporting policies and processes related to information system enhanced funding.
  • This position will actively participate in the financial management of numerous small to large-scale information system projects related to the Missouri Medicaid Enterprise that are owned and managed across multiple State Departments including the Department of Social Services, the Department of Mental Health, and the Department of Health and Senior Services.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Thorough understanding of project budget management, funding requests, cost allocation methodologies, and financial reporting.
    Excellent writing skills including the ability to align funding requests with CMS priorities, regulatory guidance, and terminology.
    Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
    Familiarity with state and federal budget processes.
    Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word etc.)
    Knowledge of financial management principles and best practices.
    Knowledge of the MO HealthNet program and federal enhanced funding for information systems is preferred.

    A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Business or Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, or a closely related field; and, four or more years of professional experience in project, budget, or financial management or grant writing and management.
    Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Management Accountant (CMS), Project Management Professional (PMP), or similar certification desired.
    (24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute for one year of the required experience.) (A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute for the required experience.)(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

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    615 Howerton Court


    Jefferson City


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    Salary Range:
    $67,992.00 - $70,008.00 Annual

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