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Health Policy Director
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
4 Year Degree
The Health Policy Director will be responsible for society regulatory advocacy related to clinical issues and practice management. The director will be primary staff person supporting all AMA-related activities including CPT and RUC. This individual would NOT supervise other staff and would report to the Executive Director. This individual may collaborate with contractors.
Facilitate overall regulatory advocacy and health policy strategy in concert with the Executive Director, President, and related volunteer committees.
Provide expert guidance on physician payment and health care finance issues, working collaboratively across the organization to ensure consistency in communications, practice management content and member education.
Educate committees, board, staff and other volunteers about the regulatory issues that may affect the field of pain medicine.
Serve as the primary staff support for the volunteer ASRA representatives to the AMA CPT and RUC (advisors). This support includes document review, meeting preparation, meeting attendance, and research as necessary.
Support ASRA’s AMA delegation for annual and interim meetings.
Write issue briefs, response letters, news items, blog posts, news release, etc. related to pain medicine.
Oversee the annual update of ASRA Coder, an app with coding information for the field.
Attend coalition meetings with or without volunteer leaders on behalf of ASRA and report back to the leadership on the outcomes of those meetings.
Train, or coordinate training, for volunteers for the unique roles with health policy and regulatory advocacy
Collaborate/partner with contacts in the federal government to educate them on pain medicine issues.
Support the work of both the Guidelines and Regulatory Advocacy and Practice Management committees.
Oversee regulatory contractors to track regulatory issues
Other related responsibilities may be assigned.
Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required (Statistics, economics, healthcare finance, public policy, regulatory policy, or public health degree preferred)
At least five to seven years’ experience in a similar role within a medical association or society
Experience with AMA RUC and CPT required
Experience with a regulatory agency a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
Deep understanding of the healthcare regulatory environment.
Ability to prioritize; plan and carry out responsibilities independently or as part of a team.
Diplomacy, discretion, independent judgment
Ability to build collaborative, working relationships with volunteers from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to travel, work the time it takes to get the job done and lift up to 20 pounds, as necessary.
About American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Our mission is to advance the science and practice of regional anesthesia and pain medicine to improve patient outcomes through research, education, and advocacy.
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA Pain Medicine) is one of the largest subspecialty medical societies in anesthesiology with more than 5,000 members in 66 countries on 6 continents.
We accomplish our mission and vision by addressing the clinical and professional educational needs of physicians and scientists, ensuring excellence in patient care utilizing regional anesthesia and pain medicine, and investigating the scientific basis of the specialty.