• Medicaid & HIPAA Project Manager

    Location US-MI-Lansing
    # Positions
    Current Opening
  • Overview

    Altarum is seeking a Project Manager to join our Center for Connected Health (CCH) group in Lansing, MI to work in a very fast-paced, demanding, but rewarding, consulting environment. A Project Manager in the Center for Connected Health group is responsible for managing a broad range of analytic/technical, software development, and consulting activities for the Illinois Michigan Alliance for Core Technology (IMPACT) Initiative. The Project Manager will use their expertise in areas such as Medicaid, MMIS, MITA, ACA, CORE, & HIPAA to lead improvements to state processes and multi-state sharing of a cloud-based MMIS. The Project Manager will participate in all aspects of client work including providing guidance and expertise to clients, project planning, facilitating large group sessions and client presentations.

    For more than 20 years Altarum has worked with federal, state, local, and private clients to develop and promote best practices in the application of information technology to health and health care. Applying systems research principles and analytical objectivity, Altarum works to increase access to health information, improve the organization and usability of health information, and develop new knowledge from health information. We work to achieve these goals by addressing all aspects of information technology —policy and planning efforts, system design and development, information exchange, and the management and evaluation of specific information technology and strategies. Our staff members are sought for their expertise, leadership and integrity – we are researchers, developers and consultants working to create and promote best practices in the application of IT to health and healthcare.


    • Responsible for planning, managing and executing research and consulting projects from beginning to end, within budget and time constraints.
    • Provides professional client interface, ensuring responsiveness to client requirements and concerns.
    • Responsible for quality assurance and control for all processes and deliverables.
    • Manages processes for budgets, timelines, technical documentation, project briefings and reviews, quality assurance documents, and all contract deliverables.
    • Proactively assesses progress, vulnerabilities, and risks. Identifies potential crises and develops and executes contingency plans.
    • Continually identifies lessons learned, evaluates completed tasks and makes process improvements based upon successful and unsuccessful project elements. Develops best practices to share across CCH.


    • At least 5 years professional experience managing large, complex healthcare projects
    • PMP Certification.
    • Strategic thinker with solid leadership credentials.
    • Strong institutional knowledge of Medicaid required.
    • Subject matter expertise in areas such as Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS), Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA), Affordable Care Act (ACA), Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE), and HIPAA transaction and code set standards are all significant pluses.
    • Experience managing budgets, plans, teams and complex time-sensitive deliverables and deadlines.
    • Ability to work very independently, contribute to multiple projects, mentor staff and provide other support as needed. Skilled in time management and prioritization of multiple tasks/engagements.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills required.




    Altarum Institute (Altarum) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Altarum serves the public good by solving complex systems problems to improve human health. Altarum creates and implements solutions to advance health among vulnerable and publicly-insured populations. Public sector clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and various state agencies nationwide. Altarum also serves clients in the philanthropic and private sectors. Areas of expertise include health data and analytics; value-based care; public health systems design, development and information exchange; behavioral health and substance use disorders; childhood and adolescent health; medical education; food and nutrition; consumer engagement; elder care; health disparities and equity; and military and veterans’ health.

    In addition to the meaningful and challenging work, Altarum offers an outstanding benefits program that includes paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401k (5% employer contribution), a flexible work environment, and much more. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us. 


    Altarum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.


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