Policy Director

Arlington, VA
Aug 19, 2019
Aug 23, 2019
Full Time
Position Description:The Policy Director supports a wide range of strategic activities for our firm's health care clients, with an emphasis on providing regulatory, policy, and strategic advice. Clients include some of the country's top health plans, provider organizations, industry coalitions, and innovators. The ability to analyze regulatory and legislative policies, complex and evolving trends and synthesize and clearly communicate findings, as well as connect their relevance to fundamental client priorities in a fast-paced environment are core requirements of the position. Additionally, it will be important for the Policy Director to work cohesively with the team, stay organized in the face of shifting priorities, and work independently and under tight deadlines when necessary. Responsibilities:Support development of team-based analysis to clients on various aspects of health care policy, market and economic trends, regulations, legislation, and operations;Work with a team to provide analysis to clients on various aspects of health reform, regulation of health insurance, MACRA/QPP, alternative payment models (CMMI and private payer), Exchange regulation, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, fraud and abuse, licensure, and other aspects of health care policy;Track federal rulemaking, official administrative actions, and legislative proposalsDevelop summaries of important legislation and regulation for clients, related discussion guides, and assisting in the drafting of comment letters;Conduct background research and data analysis to support development of health policy and strategic business materials for clients or for business development purposes;Monitor and analyze evolving health care issues and related reports; andResearch and support development of client-facing materials, including drafting and editing written materials, such as formal papers, memos, PowerPoints, and comment letters. Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree required (relevant Master's Degree or JD preferred). Additional 2-5 years of experience in health care policy required. Title and compensation will be commensurate with education and experience;Broad understanding of dynamics of health care policy and the sector's trends; health care industry experience and/or relevant coursework;Interest in advancing constructive changes to the health care system;Experience developing policy with payers (health plan work experience is preferred);Strong research and analytical skills with attention to detail and familiarity with health care publications and data sources;Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to present complex information to internal and external audiences with varying backgrounds and in a variety of formats, ranging from PowerPoint presentations and short summaries to detailed memos and white papers;Self-managed to use initiative and time management to prioritize work and deliver results;Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize with tight deadlines;Professional demeanor and presence including the ability to handle confidential information;Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills; andMust have a desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and to meet the needs of multiple clients as they arise. How to ApplyTo apply, please send resume and cover letter to info@healthsperien.com, and indicate "Policy Director" in the subject line. ABOUT HEALTHSPERIENHealthsperien, LLC is a Washington, DC-based policy and health care consulting firm focused on strategic, regulatory, legislative and implementation issues. With our DC team and additional staff in New York and San Francisco, we operate at the intersection of public policy, business, analytics, and strategic relationships and coalition engagement. We bring a "system" perspective to our work and specialize in payment and delivery models, regulatory issues facing Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payers, and emerging trends in value-based payment. The firm is led by Founder Tom Koutsoumpas, who has decades of experience as a leader in the health care field and is a national expert on health system transformation with a special emphasis on advanced illness and hospice. Principals Jeanne De Sa, Andrew MacPherson, and Ray Quintero round out the leadership team with substantive health care industry, government, association and policy experience and expertise on a wide variety of issues. Our broader team includes 12 additional talented individuals with varied and complementary backgrounds in law, public policy, business, economics, public health, operations and strategic communication. Together, we believe in the importance of innovation and partnerships in shaping a future health care system that addresses the goals of improved access, lower costs and high-quality care. Healthsperien works with an array of Fortune 500, community-based, and national, not-for-profit organizations. Our clients include health plans and care providers, stakeholder coalitions, organizations focused on payment and delivery reform, and others interested in more effective use of technology and data and analytics. Clients look to us for tailored and integrated offerings that include: . Building and managing coalitions, partnerships, and alliances, convening expert meetings, and leading and sustaining legislative and regulatory advocacy and communications efforts for a range of industry and non-profit organizations, specifically employer purchasers, health plans and providers. Designing and developing alternative payment models and other approaches to improving care delivery and advancing value-based payment and quality measurement in the private sector and in government programs, such as those run by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. Developing regulatory insights and strategy based on our deep knowledge in a range of subject areas in public policy and the health care sector, including Medicare, Medicaid and employer-based and individual health insurance markets . Providing expertise in economic and policy analysis, health services research, clinical analytics, risk adjustment, and actuarial models to enhance perspectives about the health care sector and inform business strategy and advocacy

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