Do you have an
interest in health policy, coding and payer education, as well as advocacy? Do you want to join a mission-driven
organization that makes a difference in the U.S. healthcare landscape?
American Society for Radiation Oncology, is looking for an individual with an interest
in health policy to join our team that supports ASTRO’s advocacy efforts dealing
with coding development and guidance, private insurers and Medicare coverage
The role of the
Manager of Health Policy involves oversight of ASTRO’s coding and payer
coverage policy initiatives, with primary focus on leveraging ASTRO’s existing
expertise to establish a broad and comprehensive coding education and payer
engagement program. Reporting to the Director of Health Policy, the Health
Policy Manager will be part of a larger team consisting of a Health Policy
Analyst and Health Policy Coordinator, and whose areas of expertise focus on
coding education and payer coverage policy review. This individual will work with the health
policy team to direct key projects in the department, including but not limited
to ASTRO’s Radiation Oncology Coding Resource, the ASTRO Coding and Coverage
Seminar, and a payer education program involving webinars and other educational
position is DC area-based and currently a work-from-home position due to the COVID-19
pandemic. At this time, there is an option
to work from our HQ offices in Arlington, VA (Crystal City) on a voluntary
basis. After ASTRO’s offices fully
re-open (target mid-2021), all staff will be expected to return to the offices
on a full-time basis, with the opportunity to telework up to two days/week.
responsibilities and duties:
the production of the ASTRO Radiation Oncology Coding Resource, directs the
content, planning and production of the ASTRO Coding and Coverage Seminar
educational program and payer education programs, in addition to other
education programs throughout the year. This includes interfacing with
presenters and other departments within ASTRO.
with ASTRO’s Senior Research Analyst to develop surveys and establish metrics
for measuring program success. Utilizes these data to make recommendations on
ways to improve or modify programming.
with ASTRO’s marketing and graphics design teams to develop communications
strategies and marketing plans to generate program interest and attendance.
the Federal Register, CMS, OIG and other regulatory websites and work with the
Health Policy team to respond to issues related to radiation oncology.
content for ASTRO’s publications including ASTRO News, ASTROgrams, ASTRO
website and other publications including writing relevant policy articles and
coding education materials to keep ASTRO members current on coding and coverage
in symposia, seminars and other meetings to maintain a professional network and
keep current on coding, reimbursement and coverage issues.
duties as assigned.
candidates will have:
- A minimum of 5 years of related work
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
required, master’s preferred.
- Demonstrated health policy expertise
in coding and coverage issues, including familiarity with physician
- Knowledge of health insurance and
managed care issues.
- Experience writing on coding and
Skills, and Abilities
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
Suite and other common business applications
- Experience and proficiency in researching
and synthesizing information; experience with association management
systems, membership databases, abstract management systems a plus
analytical, oral and written communication skills including public
presentations. Also must have strong
command of grammar and excellent proofreading ability, ability to communicate
effectively with staff, management, leadership and members.
organizational skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail and
prioritize in order to meet critical deadlines.
professional, customer-service focused demeanor; be self-directed and have an
innate curiosity for seeking out answers to unknown questions.
- An interest in healthcare,
government or advocacy.
- Ability to work independently and as
part of a team, while managing multiple tasks and meeting critical deadlines.
- Previous management and supervisory
experience a plus.
- Ability to travel domestically
overnight and on weekends, approximately 10% of the time.
or AHIMA coding certification.
Experience in coding and coverage,
including familiarity with reimbursement; knowledge of health insurance and
managed care issues.
of coding issues.
with medical association or radiation oncology practice.
with Medicare regulations.
passion for researching, digging into information and problem solving.
enjoy making lists and checking off completed items.
critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
with technology and public speaking
customer service orientation.
attention to details and open to process improvement.
to work well under pressure and handle multiple projects, as well as the ability
to work independently and as part of a team, while managing multiple tasks and
meeting critical deadlines.
consider yourself a detail oriented and structured thinker.
to work as part of a team, take initiative, think proactively and promote best
practices for the team mission.
ASTRO offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits
package which includes:
work arrangements including telework up to 2 days/week (after 6 months of
dental and vision insurance, majority company paid
with immediate company contribution
days of Paid Time Off annually
paid short and long term disability insurance and more
Please see our website www.astro.org for
more information about ASTRO.
To apply, submit cover letter, resume and salary
requirements by clicking:
We are an equal/affirmative action employer.