American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Alexandria, VA


This position:

  • Leads, manages, and provides strategic direction to the regulatory affairs team on key programs and initiatives in the federal regulatory space that help to move forward the priorities of the association for the advancement of the profession in the area of payment and public policy
  • Works to develop and advocate APTA’s position before federal agencies in order to have a positive effect on federal regulations, statutes, and other governmental directives that affect the profession of physical therapy
  • Responsible for leading member initiatives and developing policies and programs that promote the practice of physical therapy
  • Leads staff to support these efforts; builds strategic alliances; and provides critical resources to the Public Affairs Unit and membership
  • Manages the annual budget and daily operations of the regulatory affairs department
  • Manages Regulatory Affairs staff, programs, and initiatives to advance policies consistent with APTA’s goals and objectives
  • Primary contact with strategic alliances in health care to advance physical therapy practice through policies at the federal level that ensure positive regulatory environment for physical therapists
  • Develops and produces resources and tools for member to understand and advance standards of practice to ensure knowledge of regulations and compliance with these regulations
  • Manages portions of the strategic plan activities related to regulatory affairs and public policy
  • Serves the association’s governance needs on federal regulations, laws, and policies


  • 8+ years’ experience in health care regulatory affairs
  • JD or advanced degree in health care policy or administration preferred
  • Intricate knowledge of federal health care laws and regulations (such as Medicare, Medicaid and Tri-care)
  • Experience in formulating health care policy
  • Understanding of initiatives under Medicare such as MIPs, APMs, and bundled payment models
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated competency in leadership and management
  • Ability to represent Association before policymakers and external stakeholders and build key relationships

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:


Job Posted: February 6, 2017