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 Program Director, Payment and Delivery System Policy to direct all activities of ACOG's Payment and Delivery System Policy initiatives including critical aspects of payment reform activities and development of new payment models. Support ACOG Fellows' efforts to maintain economically viable ob-gyn practices as payment models change to ensure the ability to continue providing high quality health services for women. Department responsibilities encompass Workgroup support, education, research, and advocacy.
Provide primary staff support for Workgroup
Implement projects directed by Workgroup
Develop, execute, and manage the Workgroup budget
Ensure that the ACOG Executive Board and other interested ACOG/College committees and staff are kept informed of Workgroup activities
Facilitate the development of payment reform models for obstetrics and gynecology
Research and analyze information on relevant payment policy topics regarding women's health and new payment models
Track national and state-level initiatives related to health care payment models that will affect obstetrician-gynecologists
Prepare detailed written comments for submission to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of the National Coordinator, and other federal and state agencies or their representatives (e.g. LAN) on payment reform issues
Staff any Presidential Task Force on payment models or delivery systems
Assist in coordination of Presidential Task Force work on payment models and other initiative
Supervise Health Policy Analysts' work and provide subject matter expertise on Medicaid, health care reform policy, and payment and delivery system policy
Provide research support to Fellows participating in state-level payment and delivery system reform efforts
Lead development of ACOG recommendations to CMS and other government entities regarding new payment models
Develop and disseminate outreach materials on the business case for inclusion of women's health in payment and delivery system reform
Develop member education, communications, or outreach related to payment and practice management as necessary
Participate in Committee meetings and conference calls
Coordinate with the Committee on developing appropriate coding recommendations for the new payment reform models
Facilitate and supervise ACOG participation with outside organizations responsible for on-going development of payment policy models
Master's degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Law or related discipline and at least five (5) to seven (7) years of experience required
Experience working on health care financing and health policy, preferably related to women's health
Experience working and communicating with physicians is essential. Previous work with medical association is a plus. Committee or Workgroup management experience is essential.
Knowledge of agency structures and previous work with CMS; both Medicare and Medicaid organizations, is a plus
Must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the health care system for both commercial and government payers, payment policy issues and systems, use cases for inpatient and outpatient health care settings, health care financing issues, and episode grouper development. Understanding of the CPT, the ICD, and RUC processes helpful.
The ability to motivate and guide highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals, both physician and non-physician, is critical. Ability to interact with staff members and physician members tactfully and diplomatically is important. The ability to develop relationships and build trust and credibility with a diverse set of stakeholders
Ability to travel on occasion.
Demonstrated track record of hiring, managing and mentoring staff members. This involves holding people accountable, resolving conflicts, active participation in annual performance evaluations and providing professional development opportunities.
A team-builder who is collaborative, organized, detailed oriented and proactive.
Comfortable with ambiguity and working within a changing and fluid environment. Manages relationships in a thoughtful and consistent manner. Understands the balance of maintaining authority and control over facilities with the need to collaborate with others.
An excellent communicator with oral, written, and listening skills
Home to more than 58,000 women's health care professionals, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a membership organization leading advancements in women's health. When you become part of the ACOG team, you're part of an organization that values communicating evidence-based, peer-reviewed information about women's health to members and the general public. ACOG supports its members by maintaining authoritative clinical guidance, providing continuing medical education resources, patient education materials and more. Together with our members, we are working to transform the future of women's health by delivering a compelling member experience, supporting the ob-gyn profession, and advocating for improved women's health.
Paid Parental Leave – Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace – Flexible work schedule – Commuting Allowance – Generous Paid Time Off – Holiday Pay – Life Insurance – Community Volunteering Opportunities – Generous 401(k) Company Contributions – Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance – Learning Opportunities and Tuition Reimbursement – Company-Sponsored Team Outings – and more!
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