Director of Regulatory Affairs

07 Feb, 2021


Director of Regulatory Affairs

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Washington, DC

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the leading voice and authority in health information, wherever it is found. Our people work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business. While our patients don’t often see us, we see our patients in a way no other healthcare professional does. That is because AHIMA-certified professionals ensure that sensitive health stories remain accurate, accessible, protected, and complete—at all times.

We are currently seeking a Director of Regulatory Affairs to join our team.

The Director of Regulatory Affairs is primarily responsible for monitoring, analyzing, developing responses and policy recommendations on federal regulations emanating from federal agencies on matters relevant to health information and health information professionals that align with AHIMA’s mission and vision.  This position reports directly to the VP of Policy and Government Affairs and does not have any supervisory responsibilities but will have substantive authority over several key regulatory issues and will directly engage with federal agency policymakers.


Policy Issues (35%)

  • Identify, monitor, and respond to relevant federal regulatory policy issues that emanate from federal agencies and that impact health information and health information professionals. Particular focus is on health IT but may include 42 CFR restrictions, price transparency, social determinants of health, and FCC programs.

Education (20%)

  • Educate AHIMA staff and membership about current and proposed policy issues.

Communication (20%)

  • Liaison with federal agency officials and other stakeholders to communicate impact of policies on health information professionals and generate new and revised policies that meet the needs of health information professionals.

Collaboration (15%)

  • Work and coordinate with other departments within AHIMA including Professional Development and Marketing and Communications to ensure maximum understanding of, and impact of federal policies on health information and health information professionals.

Implementation (10%)

  • Support implementation of advocacy events and coalition building, including implementation of annual Advocacy Summit.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.
  • At least 5-7 years or more of relevant health policy/regulatory experience
  • Prior regulatory experience preferred
  • Experience in healthcare policy (including health IT policy) highly desirable
  • Experience in developing regulatory-related materials
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word


American Health Information Management Association is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, and/or protected veteran status.

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Job posted: 2021-02-06