American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women's health care in Washington, DC, is currently seeking a Policy Strategist. The Policy Strategist, Health Economics will provide in-depth research, analysis, and strategic recommendations related to proposed rules and regulations regarding health care reimbursement from public and private payers of health care services. Produces information on the implications of governments actions for policy relevant to ACOG's members and the patients they serve. Writes and issues reports of anticipated government actions and closely monitors opportunities for engagement. Will closely monitor and provide insight on proposed policy from Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicated Services (CMS) the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations (CMMI) and other related federal healthcare policy organizations. Cover Letter Required.
As a result of COVID-19, ACOG employees are working in a temporary remote capacity. This is temporary, and normal business hours and in-office duties will return to normal once federal and state guidelines deem it is safe to return into the office. Employees are expected to return to ACOG's National office located at 409 12th, Southwest Washington DC, 20024.
Provide analysis and recommendations on policy implications regarding health care payment and practice, to include value-based payments initiatives and innovation, quality payment initiatives and various practice related laws and regulations
Establish relationships with key federal policy makers, including staff from HHS, CMS, CMMI, AMA and related congressional offices that influence physician payment and practice
Establish relationships with federal stakeholders that develop policy for, or advocate on health care payment policies, quality payment, alternative payment models, telehealth, health IT and other issues related to physician payment and practice
Provide recommendations for short- and long-term solutions to issues related to physician payment and practice
Produces reports and recommendations to help senior leaders make informed decisions regarding advocacy issues surrounding health care payments and practice
Act as a liaison with internal and external stakeholders to develop recommendations for payer advocacy
Provide customer service to ACOG members regarding questions/concerns regarding physician payment and practice issues
Collaborate with Communications teams to design and implement initiatives to communicate payer advocacy work to members and key external stakeholders
Conducting policy assessments and outreach to strengthen awareness and compliance with operational policies throughout ACOG and external.
Gather statistical data and other information to explore issues and craft solutions.
Collaborate with Government Relations, Health Policy, and other teams at ACOG to implement advocacy and educational initiatives for members and key external stakeholders
All other duties as assigned
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, master's degree in public policy preferred
Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in public or private health policy analysis, including healthcare finance and/or health policy
Experience in women's health policy, health systems or physician organizations highly desired
Demonstrated experience in planning and leading complex projects with health policy and translating results
Knowledge of federal regulatory processes required along with agency structures
Ability to develop relationships and build trust and credibility with a diverse set of stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders