Provides staff support and management for North American Spine Society’s Health Policy efforts. Acts as sole liaison for the Coverage Committee and Payor Policy Review Committee (PPRC) and works with department director to liaise with other committees as needed. Assists supervisors in the NASS Health Policy Division in monitoring, educating, and advocating on health care issues. This includes insurance coverage trends, physician reimbursement levels, regulatory initiatives and any other issues important to NASS members.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as primary staff liaison for the Coverage Committee and Payor Policy Review Committee (PPRC). Provides written and verbal reports of committee activities to department director and NASS leadership on regular basis.
Researches and analyzes coverage and physician reimbursement trends, spine-related healthcare issues, emerging technologies and makes recommendations to the team.
Works with Research staff and medical librarian for the literature review/article retrieval process and NASS volunteers for developing coverage documents for various spine care procedures, treatments and diagnostics (requires extensive reading, writing and editing).
Organizes NASS leadership meetings with payors and other interested parties.
Acts as a primary staff for NASS’ coverage efforts and develops appropriate responses for relevant email/phone inquiries.
Acts as a primary staff for NASS’ payor policy review requests and develops responses based on the input received from NASS’ subject-matter experts/Committees.
Oversees the NASS annual meeting logistics for Coverage and PPRC events/meetings. Provides customer service and assists members, staff and NASS volunteers.
Fosters relationships with other societies to enhance collaboration and discussion on appropriate NASS positions on health policy, payor policy and reimbursement issues.
Monitors web sites of other medical associations for activities that may be beneficial to NASS members if modified for spine-care practitioners.
Serves as a primary staff liaison to the Multisociety Pain Workgroup (MPW) for the organization and manages related projects.
Collaborates with Health Policy Division staff to achieve common and overlapping goals and pursues direction necessary for growth and success as a department, division, and organization.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Position requirements & Skills
This is an office-based position.
Highly developed oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills required.
Self-starter with a great work ethic, responsible for planning one’s own work processes and schedule.
Superior organizational, critical-thinking, analytical and creative problem solving skills are a must.
Must be able to identify problems, research alternatives, consult with peers, and implement solutions.
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) required; experience with Constant Contact and CRM would be a plus.
Exceptional customer service skills, including the ability to respond to NASS members, Board members, committee members, internal staff and others in a professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly manner.
Strong sense of commitment to the goals of the unit and has the ability to create and adapt plans as needed.
Ability to handle multiple projects with overlapping and simultaneous deadlines efficiently and effectively.
Must have ability to work in teams in collaborative and helpful manner both within and across departments in order to achieve departmental and organizational goals.
Maintains high professional standards of integrity, ethics, and commitment to the goals of NASS.
Bachelor’s degree in health policy, public health or related field required
Medical society/association management experience desired
4-5 years of health policy or related experience required
Extensive contact within Health Policy Division staff and regular interactions with Education, Publications, IT & Membership Departments
May advise NASS staff and members on coverage denial issues
Develop and maintain relations with government agencies, third party payors and multistakeholder groups
Occasional travel required (1-3 times a year)
General office environment
Periodic evening/weekend conference calls and in-person meetings required
Exposure to glare/eyestrain from computer scr
About North American Spine Society
The North American Spine Society is a multidisciplinary, professional medical organization dedicated to fostering the highest quality, evidenced-based and ethical spine care by promoting education, research and advocacy. NASS is comprised of more than 8,000 members from a variety of spine-related specialties. NASS currently has more than 50 staff headquartered in our beautiful state-of- the-art headquarters, the Specialty Education and Research Center (SERC) in Burr Ridge, IL. We offer competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and a positive work environment.
For more information about NASS, visit www.spine.org