ASHA | Rockville
Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Description A. General Description:
This position is responsible for managing all special activities
and projects related to private health plan coverage of and
reimbursement for audiology and speech-language pathology
Collaborates on identifying, developing, executing, and
evaluating coordinated advocacy strategies designed to advance
ASHA’s Public Policy Agenda.
Conducts high-quality analyses and develops relevant health care
policy recommendations with implications for the professions of
audiology and speech-language pathology.
Prepares analyses, issue briefs, letters, testimony, regulatory
comments, and other resources as needed that are designed to
advance the relevant health care priorities within ASHA’s Public
Represents ASHA, ASHA members and consumers before private
health plan policymakers in internal and external appeals and
policy change requests.
Engages federal and state officials as a “Subject Matter Expert”
Identifies, develops, maintains, and leverages strategic
relationships with relevant staff of external organizations,
including coalitions, in accordance with relevant ASHA
Collaborates on strategic communications, messaging, and
grassroots materials that are designed to advance ASHA’s Public
Policy Agenda. Develops articles and other products for online and
Provides technical assistance to ASHA’s membership, consumers,
and other interested parties as needed.
The incumbent has contact with:
National Office staff such as HEAT, State Affairs Team, Federal
team, Professional Practices Team, Marketing & Sales Team
Select Federal agencies and groups (e.g. National Center for
Health Statistics, American Psychiatric Association, Social
Employer human resource and benefits managers
Health plan officials and State Insurance Commission
ASHA leadership and members knowledgeable in third party
reimbursement matters including the Health Care Economics
General ASHA Membership in need of technical payment
D. Freedom to Act:
The Director of Health Care Policy, Private Health Plans
Reimbursement, is a member of the Health Care and Education Policy
Team within the Government Affairs and Public Policy Cluster. For
the purposes of advancing the relevant health care priorities
within the ASHA’s Public Policy Agenda, the Director has latitude
to determine approaches and methodologies that ensure success in
carrying out the position’s major duties, as well as the programs
and procedures of the Cluster and Team. The Director consults with
the Director of Health Care and Education Policy, and is guided by
ASHA’s policies and priorities established by the Board of
Directors and Facilitating Team as needed.
E. Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
1. Knowledge typically acquired through:
Advanced degree in public policy, economics, political science,
or a related field.
6 years of experience in billing or reimbursement policy in a
health plan, association, corporation or government; experience
with audiology and speech-language pathology services is
2. Scope and depth of technical skills/knowledge:
Demonstrated ability in strategic policy analysis and
Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality and impactful
analyses, issue briefs, letters, testimony, regulatory comments,
model legislative language, and related products.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strategic
relationships with health care policymakers and allied
Demonstrated understanding of private health plan coverage
determination and appeals processes.
Working knowledge of health care policies that impact ASHA,
especially private health plan coverage and reimbursement
Working knowledge of communications sciences and disorders is
3. Scope and depth of non-technical skills/knowledge:
Strong collaborative and facilitative leadership skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize, and execute
multiple tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and a creative approach to
Ability to work effectively under pressure with tight
Demonstrated ability to achieve consensus when opposing
viewpoints are presented.
F. National Office EEO Policy:
Our Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunities
It is the policy of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association to provide equal opportunity to all employees without
regard for race, sex, national origin, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran's status, age, sexual orientation or LGBT
status, genetic information, citizenship, or any other factor
protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ASHA's
Bylaws. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfer,
promotion, compensation and benefits, upward mobility, training and
development, access to facilities, termination, and other personnel
actions. Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, with a
firm commitment from coaches at all levels within the
organizational structure of the National Office, affirmative action
will be taken to ensure the full utilization of members of
racial/ethnic minority groups, women, persons with disabilities,
and Vietnam and disabled veterans within our workforce.
This description is intended to provide an overview of the
responsibilities and duties of the position. It is not
all-inclusive. The incumbent in the position will be expected to
perform other duties as required. The responsibilities may change
over time. This description is provided for informational purposes
only and does not form the basis of a contract.
Qualifications Education Preferred
Masters or better in Economics or related field.
6 years: Experience in billing or reimbursement policy in a
health plan, association, corporation or government