Director of Policy
Position reports to Gail Rodriguez, Executive Director of MITA
Lead Policy Strategy and Outreach
- Analyze public policies that affect imaging and radiation therapy; develop and implement strategies to address payment, coverage, access and health care quality issues.
- Surveil the policy environment; anticipate changes and consequences for diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy industries as laws are implemented including ACA, SGR, etc.
- Lead outreach/lobbying of HHS agencies, Congress, and the Administration on reimbursement, coverage, and patient safety policy issues. Build strong, productive relationships with policymakers in the federal government and other stakeholders.
- Build coalitions with physicians' organizations (ACR, ACC, etc.), patient advocacy groups (LCA, CCA, etc.), accreditors (IAC, Joint Commission, etc.), industry associations (AdvaMed, etc.), and professional societies (AAPM, ASRT, etc.). Leverage alliances to support policy goals.
- Review and strategically respond to proposed regulation and reports from CMS, USPSTF, FDA, GAO, AHRQ, PCORI, MedPAC, NQF, and others through commenting and meetings with key officials.
- Proactively develop public policies, white papers, etc. and propose policy alternatives to policymakers that support and demonstrate the value of diagnostic imaging.
- Lead member teams (e.g., Reimbursement Committee) to execute CMS and private payer coverage initiatives
- Participate in and lead other policy initiatives that support imaging and radiation therapy, build consensus on policy positions and strategies within and among MITA staff and industry members.
- Lead research and evidence gathering to support policy priorities.
- Develop and outline research questions to demonstrate value to public and private payers, policymakers, etc., and to support positive coverage decisions; select and manage consultants when appropriate
- Oversee funded research projects and vendor contracts (MGH, Harris Interactive, Milliman, etc.)
- Lead the MITA Coverage and Research Committee's work to support positive coverage decisions, the demonstration of the economic value of imaging
- Comment on reports and initiate dialogue with PCORI, AHRQ, USPSTF, etc. to promote appropriate methodological approaches to diagnostic services
Experience and qualifications:
- BA/BS required, Masters/advanced degree preferred
- Minimum 3-5 years senior experience in federal/national health policy, familiarity with both regulatory and legislative policymaking
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate complex/technical information in a compelling manner including clinical and economic evidence
- Exceptional management and strategic planning skills, ability to lead teams and maintain progress toward aggressive organizational goals
- Strong time management skills, ability to juggle multiple projects and meet challenging deadlines
- Experience in imaging and/or radiation therapy industries, conversant in policy issues facing these industries a plus
- Comfortable with Microsoft Office suite
NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including 11 paid holidays, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy. We are conveniently located near the Rosslyn Metro. Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to
Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Department: Business Information Services
Reports To: Deputy Chief Economist
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared Date: October 2014
Major manufacturing trade association located in Arlington, VA, seeks an economist to contribute to forecasting and quantitative analysis projects for an in-house consulting group serving its corporate members.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Analyze U.S. and global economic conditions in key product end-markets.
- Contribute to the production of the association’s U.S. and global economic and industry outlooks.
- Manage monthly survey of industry business conditions.
- Assume responsibility for product specific forecasting projects.
- Contribute economics and market analysis content for the association’s intelligence portal, magazine, blog, and other channels of distribution.
- Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of economic and electroindustry indicators.
- Provide economic/market data and information to NEMA members.
Essential Job Skills and Abilities:
- Strong quantitative background, preferably with experience in econometric modelling of product demand.
- Superior writing skills.
- Experience with statistical and office productivity software (e.g.: EViews, Excel, Access)
- Highly motivated self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.
- Experience in “big data” analysis a plus.
Education and Experience:
- Master’s degree in economics or related field.
- At least 3 years of experience in consulting, corporate, or trade association setting.
NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy. We are conveniently located near the Rosslyn Metro station. Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11036691 or by fax to (703) 841-3398.
Veterans are encouraged to apply.