We are a small professional society focused on a fast-growing cardiology-related field with a global membership, and we are seeking a motivated, proactive and well organized team player to join our expanding team. The Director, Advocacy and Payer Relations is a new position. You will play a pivotal role, working closely with member leaders to help us achieve our mission and influence the future of our field in the U.S. and internationally, all with the aim of improving patients' cardiovascular health outcomes.
This position is ideal for a mid-career professional (about 5 years’ directly relevant experience) who is looking for an opportunity to step up and make a meaningful contribution. You will report to the Executive Director in this member-facing role, working with SCCT leaders and stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to:
Positively and appropriately influence coverage, reimbursement, legislative and regulatory policies and practices related to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT) in the U.S. and internationally;
Develop and implement strategies to educate payers, the primary care referral community, members and other key audiences about the growing body of evidence showing the benefits of cardiovascular CT as a frontline test;
Develop and distribute resources to members to help them educate external groups and advocate for CCT.
This is a role for a strong communicator who is familiar with medical reimbursement issues. Among others activities, your responsibilities will focus on:
Working with the ED, the Advocacy Committee and other leaders in the development of a strategic plan that prioritizes SCCT’s outreach and education aimed at public and private payers to help ensure appropriate reimbursement and access to CCT services.
Working with the ED and member leaders to develop and distribute compelling clinical dossiers/annotated bibliographies on CCT, targeted appropriately at a variety of constituencies and audiences in the U.S. and internationally.
Tracking, analyzing and reporting to members and other stakeholders:
Updates to public and private payer policies, including specialty benefit management company policies, that pertain to CCT services
Recommendations by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
Annual proposed rules on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System, Hospital Prospective Payment System, and other proposals as appropriate
Federal legislative and regulatory processes that may affect the provision of advanced diagnostic imaging services in general and CCT in particular
Working with our leadership to identify priorities for action and coordinate persuasive SCCT responses to such rules, changes and draft policies.
Collaborating with membership and marketing staff to develop member resources and toolkits to ensure they have access to public and private payer coverage policies and understand legislative and regulatory issues that impact the provision of CCT services.
What are we like?
Small office and supportive teammates; everyone pitches in and we all truly enjoy working with one another
Passionate, dedicated and knowledgeable members who are eager to work in partnership with staff
Flexible and telecommuter-friendly — we will go all-virtual in 2019
Ambitious, positive and results-oriented
Future- and delivery-focused; our organization is going places!
What are you like?
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex, technical ideas in a compelling form for/interact with a variety of audiences
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Ability to work independently as well as collaborate effectively as part of a small team
Bachelor’s degree in a policy or health-related field; advanced degree in law, health policy, public or health administration a bonus
5 years’ experience in an advocacy-related role with a healthcare/medical membership association, a health advocacy organization, federal or state legislature, or agency
Well developed knowledge of U.S. medical reimbursement issues and public/private payer structure and practices
Some travel required (5-10%)
Skilled with full Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), working knowledge of content management systems, databases, e-campaign platforms, online forms and surveys a plus.
Please include salary requirements in your cover letter; please provide application documents as PDFs. Full PD available upon request.
About Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Founded in 2005, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is the international professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT), with members from over 60 countries. SCCT is a community of physicians, scientists and technologists advocating for research, education and clinical excellence in the use of CCT.