Chief Policy Officer

01 Sep, 2021


Chief Policy Officer

Washington, DC

Position Description:

The Chief Policy Officer will lead a wide range of strategic legislative and regulatory policy activities for a national organization representing not-for-profit hospice programs across the US. The Chief Policy Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of the policy and advocacy activities of the organization. The ability to pursue research questions, analyze complex and evolving trends and synthesize and clearly communicate findings in a fast-paced environment are core requirements of the position. Additionally, the Chief Policy Officer will work cohesively with the team to support member relations, stay organized in the face of shifting priorities, and work independently and under tight deadlines when necessary.


  • Execute legislative and regulatory strategy for NPHI

  • Develop regulatory oversight and compliance tools for NPHI member programs

  • Lead development of team-based analysis to members and external audiences on various aspects of health care policy with a keen focus on hospice

  • Track federal rulemaking, official administrative actions, and legislative proposals

  • Manage the development of policy alerts

  • Develop background materials and summaries of policy concerns

  • Research and support development of membership materials, including drafting and editing written materials, such as formal papers, memos, PowerPoints, and comment letters

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters level (MPP, MBA, MHA, MPH) or beyond preferred.  Additional 5-10 years of experience in health care policy preferred. Compensation and title will be commensurate with education and experience

  • Knowledge and interest of hospice care, the Medicare hospice benefit, and advanced illness

  • Broad understanding of dynamics of health care policy and the sector’s trends

  • Strong research and analytical skills with attention to detail, experience in complex, multifaceted project management, and familiarity with health care publications and data sources

  • Experience monitoring, summarizing, and analyzing federal legislation and regulatory materials

  • 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

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills

  • 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

  • Must have a desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and to meet the needs of multiple demands as they arise

About NPHI:

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a member-comprised organization driven by passion and integrity to help people live fully through the end-of-life. Our most important priorities, policies and initiatives are learned at the bedside, not in the board room. Our members are community-focused hospice, palliative care, and advanced illness providers across the country focused on the highest quality, person and family-centered, end-of-life care.

NPHI strategy and operations are supported by Healthsperien, LLC under a management services agreement (MSA).

About Healthsperien:

Healthsperien, LLC is a Washington, D.C.-based policy and health care consulting firm focused on strategic, regulatory, legislative and implementation issues. 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. Managing Partners Andrew MacPherson and Ray Quintero, as well as Senior Partner and President of Healthsperien X, Jeanne De Sa, and Senior Vice President Eddie Garcia round out the leadership team with decades of substantive health care industry, government, association and policy experience and expertise on a wide variety of issues.  Our broader team includes 18 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, especially for those most vulnerable.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send resume, cover letter including salary requirements to, and indicate “Chief Policy Officer” in the subject line.

Job posted: 2021-09-01