Senior Associate, Regulatory Affairs

Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
$78,000 - $84,000 per year
Posted
Aug 01, 2017
Closes
Sep 05, 2017
Function
Analyst, Other
Industry
Healthcare, Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

The Governmental Affairs & Public Policy Division of the American College of Physicians (ACP) is looking to hire a Senior Associate, Regulatory Affairs to work in its Washington, DC office. ACP, a national organization of internists, is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States with 152,000 members worldwide.  

The Senior Associate, Regulatory Affairs serves as the lead point of contact for individual members and State Chapters in resolving problems with Medicare and other third party payers, primarily in the areas of coding, billing, and payment policy. This includes developing advocacy strategies to interact with officials representing Medicare and other payers. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as lead liaison to AMA RVS Update Committee and Practice Expense Advisory Committee, as well as other entities involved in payment policy decisions
  • Providing lead staff support for the Subspecialty Advisory Group on Socioeconomic Affairs, and assist in staffing the Medical Practice and Quality Committee
  • Writing a regular column in the ACP Internist on coding, billing, payment policy, and other regulatory issues
  • Analyzing the impact of federal regulatory and legislative proposals, developing ACP policy positions, and advocating positions to officials representing government and other organizations
  • Collaborating with staff to provide comprehensive written research and analysis of issues related to informatics principles and information technology
  • Maintaining extensive knowledge of Medicare policies relating to medical review, skilled nursing, homebound care, hospices, durable medical equipment, correct coding, contractor and carrier responsibilities, appeals processes, and other technical Medicare issues

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s in public health, public policy, or health services administration is highly desired. The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of federal regulatory and legislative processes with an emphasis on medical coding issues and payment systems, and demonstrated policy analysis experience
  • Experience in government relations and in addressing physician coding and payment issues, preferably with a medical organization
  • Health information technology experience, with a focus on the technical side of managing health information and working with software and hardware used to manage and store patient data
  • The ability to understand and analyze complex health regulation/legislation issues, and to develop testimony, letters, position papers, and material that summarizes them
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact with leaders and members of the College as well as government officials
  • Knowledge of the Medicare RBRVS system, CPT, and ICD-9/ICD-10 coding systems

ACP offers a competitive salary, superior benefits and a supportive work environment.  Find out more about ACP at: https://www.acponline.org/working_at_acp/. Interested candidates should apply online:  https://www.acponline.org/working_at_acp/jobs/.

ACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any of the following classes: veterans, any disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity.