Manager, Health Policy

Washington D.C.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Oct 07, 2020
Nov 11, 2020
Full Time

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the SVP, Public Affairs, the Manager, Health Policy is responsible for maintaining a portfolio of public policy issues focused on healthcare administrative simplification, provider data management, interoperability, digital health and health IT related issues and additional issues of interest to CAQH.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, tracks and monitors state and federal legislation and regulations of interest to CAQH.
  • Monitors state and federal legislative, regulatory and agency activities of interest to CAQH, including study committees, work groups, task forces, RFIs and other forums that shape formulation of relevant public policy issues.
  • Identifies and oversees research sources needed to support the monitoring of legislative and regulatory activities.
  • Analyzes and summarizes health care regulatory developments of interest to CAQH and its members.
  • Assesses the impact of proposed legislation and regulation on CAQH and develops recommendations and/or solutions for consideration.
  • Maintains a library of relevant policy materials and resources of interest to CAQH.
  • Develops and maintains a strong understanding of CAQH Solutions and the policy landscape in which CAQH operates.
  • Collaborates with CAQH staff to develop a shared understanding of CAQH near and longer-term objectives potentially affected by legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Contributes to the preparation of agendas and supporting material for CAQH internal and external committees and work groups as assigned. Leads discussions at same, as appropriate.
  • Assists in developing and coordinating CAQH relationships with relevant state-based and national organizations, including trade associations and policy organizations.
  • Supports education and outreach programming including webinars, conference presentations and other activities intended to promote thought leadership.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None.



  • Working knowledge of state and federal legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Working knowledge of health policy issues at the state and federal levels.
  • Knowledge of health plan operations. 
  • Understanding of influence structures within trade associations and other relevant organizations.
  • Understanding of political dynamics and their impact on policy.
  • Ability to gain trust and earn the respect of colleagues and members.
  • Ability to anticipate the policy needs of the organization and proactively address.
  • Strong documentation skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking, and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to write about complex policy issues clearly and concisely.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

Percent of Travel:         Occasional (up to 15%).


  • 5 – 8 years of health policy, legislative, regulatory, or industry experience, or any combination of education and experience that would provide an equivalent background.  Experience working on healthcare administrative simplification, provider data, interoperability, digital health, or other health IT issues a plus.  


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree with focus in health policy a plus.


Named one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work for five consecutive years (2016-2020), CAQH, a non-profit alliance, is the leader in creating shared initiatives to streamline the business of healthcare. Through collaboration and innovation, CAQH accelerates the transformation of business processes, delivering value to providers, patients and health plans.

  • COB Smart® quickly and accurately directs coordination of benefits processes.
  • EnrollHub® reduces costly paper checks with enrollment for electronic payments and electronic remittance advice.
  • CAQH ProView® eases the burden of provider data collection, maintenance and distribution.
  • DirectAssure® increases the accuracy of health plan provider directories.
  • VeriFideTM streamlines credentialing by consolidating and standardizing primary source verification.
  • SanctionsTrack® delivers comprehensive, multi-state information on healthcare provider licensure disciplinary actions.
  • CAQH CORE® maximizes business efficiency and savings by developing and implementing national operating rules.
  • CAQH Index® benchmarks progress and helps optimize operations by tracking industry adoption of electronic administrative transactions.


CAQH recognizes that its most important asset is its growing team of smart, creative, collaborative, forward-thinking and passionate professionals – and that a comprehensive employee benefits package is an important factor for them in choosing where to work. CAQH offers competitive compensation along with an extensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, tuition assistance and a 401k. Our location in downtown Washington, DC is metro-accessible, has an onsite fitness center and is centrally located to allow our team to take advantage of professional networking opportunities, cultural offerings and a thriving social scene.

CAQH is an equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans). We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, national origin or ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, presence of children, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic status, gender identity, mental or physical handicap, status as a covered veteran, status as a qualified disabled individual, except where sex is a bona fide occupational requirement, or where disability status is a bona fide occupational disqualification or any other legally protected status.

Applicants have rights under Federal Laws under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Equal Employment Opportunity Supplement, and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA). 

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