Senior Policy Analyst
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Chicago, IL 60611
Sr. Policy Analyst
The American Medical Association (AMA), a nonprofit, is the nation’s largest professional Association of physicians. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America’s physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation. To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
As an employer, we are dedicated to many efforts, including employee learning and development, social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and wellness.
Our well-defined culture has strongly impacted the prosperity of our organization. Our foundational values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Collaboration, Agility and Trust are at the core of our efforts and continue to shape the success of the AMA.
We have an opportunity at our corporate offices in Chicago for a Sr. Policy Analyst I on our Advocacy Health Policy team. Provide staff support to the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC); coordinate recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Medicare Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS), serve as staff to RUC subcommittees and workgroups; and develop AMA educational products related to the RBRVS.
Provides support to the RUC, national medical specialty societies and non-physician organizations in the RUC’s annual development of relative value recommendations on physician work, practice expense and professional liability insurance (PLI) for all new and revised CPT codes, including coordinating specialty society development of recommendations through online surveys, agenda preparation and analyzing recommendations to guide RUC decision making. (25%)
Manage and serve as the lead staff for subcommittees and workgroups of the RUC and various facilitation committees and ad hoc workgroups. Prepare policy reports and option papers to the Subcommittees on methodological issues and the development of new policy. Develops agenda and provide active guidance to the Chair and members during subcommittee and workgroup meetings. Analyze Medicare claims data and synthesize findings to the RUC. (25%)
Serve as liaison to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) staff in advocating acceptance of RUC recommendations. Independently prepare RUC recommendations to the CMS and develop RUC comments on proposed Medicare regulations. Development of comments will often require extensive data analyses and research, as well as significant coordination within the AMA and amongst national medical specialty societies. (25%)
Provide quality and timely educational materials to physicians, policy makers, and international medical societies on Medicare payment systems and policies. Responsible for development of content for the AMA webpages on the RUC and RBRVS, the RUC’s collaboration site and for AMA products, such as the Medicare RBRVS:The Physicians Guide. (25%)
Graduate degree required in health policy, health law, public health or related field.
Two to four years experience in a health-related field; direct experience with the RBRVS, Medicare payment and/or the RUC is preferred.
Previous experience interacting with staff in the Federation and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) preferred.
Exceptional oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with physicians and medical society staff.
Demonstrated skill, experience and interest with computerized management information systems and software, particularly Excel and Access, is essential.
Knowledge of medical terminology and coding strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team focused environment, as well as to be a strong individual contributor.
Demonstrated ability to develop sensitive policy analyses.
Polished written communication skills, especially the ability to conceptualize write, and develop policy reports and/or issue/options papers.
10% Travel required and occasional weekend work required.
The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan; excellent benefits and progressive technology. Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance. The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.
We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.
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