Health Care Policy, Medicaid and Private Health Plans
A. General Description:
This position is responsible for the identification, development, and management of health care policies and policy initiatives, as related to Medicaid, private health plan coverage, managed care, school-based funding, and privacy, for the purposes of advancing ASHA’s Public Policy Agenda on behalf of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology.
Collaborates on identifying, developing, executing, and evaluating coordinated advocacy strategies designed to advance ASHA’s Public Policy Agenda.
Identifies, develops, maintains, and leverages strategic relationships with key staff of executive branch agencies responsible for policymaking; engages federal and state officials as a “Subject Matter Expert” as needed.
Identifies, develops, maintains, and leverages strategic relationships with relevant staff of external organizations, including coalitions, in accordance with relevant ASHA policies.
Collaborates on strategic communications, messaging, and grassroots materials that are designed to advance ASHA’s Public Policy Agenda. Develops articles and other products for online and print communications.
Provides technical assistance to ASHA’s membership, consumers, and other interested parties as needed.
Coordinates and leads a network of state-based advocates for reimbursement issues through ASHA’s State Advocates for Reimbursement (STAR) network.
Serves as ex-officio to the Medicaid Committee.
The incumbent has contact with:
National Office staff—particularly the Health Care Economics and Advocacy Team, the State Advocacy Team, and Professional Practices
Federal agency officials, Medicaid officials, and health plan administrators
Representative of other national associations and organizations representing health care providers, industry leaders, and consumers
ASHA leadership, members, and member experts knowledgeable about third-party reimbursement matters, such as the Health Care Economics Committee and the Government Relations and Public Policy Board
D. Freedom to Act:
The Director of Health Care Policy, Medicaid and Private Health Plans, is a member of the Health Care and Education Policy Team within the Government Affairs and Public Policy Cluster. For the purposes of advancing the relevant health care priorities within the ASHA’s Public Policy Agenda, the Director has latitude to determine approaches and methodologies that ensure success in carrying out the position’s major duties, as well as the programs and procedures of the Cluster and Team. The Director consults with the Director of Health Care and Education Policy, and is guided by ASHA’s policies and priorities established by the Board of Directors and Facilitating Team as needed.
E. Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
1. Knowledge typically acquired through:
Advanced degree in public policy, economics, political science, or a related field.
6- years of relevant experience in health care policy in an association, corporation or government; experience at a nonprofit association is preferred; experience as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist is also preferred
2. Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge:
Demonstrated ability in strategic policy analysis and development activities.
Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality and impactful analyses, issue briefs, letters, testimony, regulatory comments, model legislative language, and related products.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships with health care and school-based policymakers and allied stakeholders.
Demonstrated understanding of legislative and regulatory processes.
Working knowledge of relevant health care and school-based funding policies that impact ASHA, especially Medicaid issues.
Working knowledge of communications sciences and disorders is desirable.
3. Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge:
Strong collaborative and facilitative leadership skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize, and execute multiple tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and a creative approach to work.
Ability to work effectively under pressure with tight deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to achieve consensus when opposing viewpoints are presented.
F. National Office EEO Policy
Our Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunities
It is the policy of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to provide equal opportunity to all employees without regard for race, sex, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, veteran’s status, age, sexual orientation or LGBT status, genetic information, citizenship, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ASHA’s Bylaws. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation and benefits, upward mobility, training and development, access to facilities, termination, and other personnel actions. Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, with a firm commitment from coaches at all levels within the organizational structure of the National Office, affirmative action will be taken to ensure the full utilization of members of racial/ethnic minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam and disabled veterans within our workforce.
This description is intended to provide an overview of the responsibilities and duties of the position. It is not all-inclusive. The incumbent in the position will be expected to perform other duties as required. The responsibilities may change over time. This description is provided for informational purposes only and does not form the basis of a contract.
Masters or better in Political Science or related field.
6 years: Relevant experience in health care policy in an association, corporation or government
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Job posted: 2020-10-08