Senior Associate, Regulatory Affairs

Location
Washington, DC
Salary
Negotiable, depending on experience
Posted
Aug 30, 2019
Closes
Oct 04, 2019
Function
Analyst, Nurse
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 159,000 members worldwide. 

The Senior Associate, Regulatory Affairs will work with the Director, Regulatory Affairs to support ACP’s coding and payment policy efforts and provide comprehensive written research related to the Physician Fee Schedule and value-based payment and delivery system programs. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Serves as a lead liaison to AMA RVS (Relative Value Scale) Update Committee and Practice Expense Advisory Committee (RUC/PEAC) and other entities involved in payment policy decisions. 
  • Assists in supporting College representatives to the RUC/PEAC, attends assigned RUC/PEAC meetings, and develops strategies to improve payment for internists. 
  • Maintains extensive knowledge of the Medicare Resource-Based Relative Value System (RBRVS).  Collaborates with the Director, Regulatory Affairs and other staff on the analysis of issues related to Medicare Access Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and other value-based payment and delivery system programs.
  • Provides lead staff support for the ACP Coding and Payment Policy Sub-Committee (CPP), Subspecialty Advisory Group on Socioeconomic Affairs (SAGSA), and assists in staffing the Medical Practice and Quality Committee.
  • Provides staff leadership and support for several ACP policy and technical committees.
  • Collaborates with the ACP Department of Medical Practice, the Center for Quality and/or other relevant divisions/departments within the College to develop educational tools, such as guides and templates, to ensure that members are informed on key issues and to ease internists' practice hassles

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master's degree of public health, public policy, or health services administration is highly desired. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of federal regulatory and legislative processes with emphasis on medical coding issues and payment systems. Demonstrated policy analysis experience is strongly preferred. 

The successful candidate will have experience in government relations and physician coding and payment issues, preferably with a medical organization.  Prior experience as a professional coder for a medical practice with broad understanding of the regulatory environment and the policy implications of medical coding (including both CPT and ICD-9/ICD-10) and demonstrated understanding of working with private and public payers may substitute.

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/.

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