NASHP Job Opportunities
Policy Associate – Coverage, Cost and Value Team NASHP’s Cost, Coverage and Value policy team is looking for a Policy Associate. This position will support a comprehensive portfolio of work focused on state policy responses to rising prescription drug prices. The successful candidate will have relevant experience; this is not an entry level position. More information and to apply.
Research Analyst – Coverage, Cost and Value Team NASHP’s Cost, Coverage and Value team is hiring a new Research Analyst. The RA will assist in team-based initiatives designed to support state policymakers in addressing high health care costs, including rising prescription drug prices, and to provide affordable, accessible health coverage across public and private markets. More information and to apply.
Policy Associate – Chronic and Vulnerable Populations Team NASHP is looking for an experienced Policy Associate to work on a growing portfolio of projects that support state leaders in their efforts to improve behavioral health care. The successful candidate will be a strong writer and analyst with knowledge of how states structure and fund behavioral health services and systems, a solid understanding of the Medicaid program, and a demonstrated interest in state and federal health policy.
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Events and Communications Associate NASHP seeks an experienced Events and Communications Associate to support its flagship event, The Annual State Health Policy Conference, other policy meetings and events, fundraising efforts, and general communications activities. A successful candidate will have strong project management and communication skills, and impeccable attention to detail. The Events and Communications Associate will report to the Director of Conferences and Partnership Development. More information and to apply.
Opportunities in the States
Silver State Health Insurance Exchange is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. This is an unclassified position that serves at the pleasure of the Board. Located in the Exchange’s Carson City office. Periodic travel in-state and out-of-state is required. The Executive Director oversees and is responsible for all activities of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (SSHIE) and Nevada Health Link. The candidate works closely with the Board of Directors and agency staff to define and execute its mission in light of its statutory responsibilities and the health insurance needs of Nevada’s eligible individuals. This includes oversight and direction of the SSHIE’s health insurance technology, programs, policy decisions, statewide enrollment and outreach initiatives, and the agency’s budget. These activities will encompass application of federal and state law, outreach and marketing strategy, technical innovations, and consumer plan selection features included in the web portal. More information and to apply.
Special Assistant to the Director for Medical Eligibility At the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), we work together to advance Illinoisans’ physical, mental, and financial well-being by helping them to access high quality health care and fulfill child support obligations. As we build our team to fulfill this mission, we are seeking a smart, inquisitive, analytical, and dedicated employee to serve as Special Assistant for Medical Eligibility. The Special Assistant reports to the HFS Director or her designee and performs a range of highly responsible and sensitive functions such as:
- Monitors and evaluates eligiblity operations to facilitate development of new and revised policies and procedures to attain agency goals.
- Works with HFS staff and staff in sister state agencies to assure state compliance with federal and state program requirements.
- Participates in leadership meetings with vendor and state staff to plan for and oversee operations of the Integrated Eligiblity System including planning and deployment of system changes, monitoring system performance, maintenance and operations, reporting, etc.
- Performs research to develop recommendations to resolve policy and system issues.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- prior experience equivalent to at least four years of progressively responsible roles in a public or business organizations
- knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to four years of college
- requires ability to travel
This position is based in Chicago with work from home permissible at times, based on HFS policies. Interested candidates should send an introductory email with resume and contact information to Gina.Dellamorte@illinois.gov.
MassHealth is seeking a mission-driven, experienced and passionate executive leader with operational and programmatic expertise to fill the role of Chief of the Office of Long-Term Services and Supports. The MassHealth Office of Long-Term Services and Supports (OLTSS) is responsible for managing a robust system of supports for members of all ages who need services to enable them to live with independence and dignity in their daily lives, participate in their communities, and increase their overall quality of life. These services and supports may be provided in the home; in residential, day, and other community-based settings; or in facility-based settings such as nursing homes and chronic disease rehab hospitals. OLTSS also manages integrated care plans (managed care programs) primarily for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and oversees 10 home and community-based Medicaid waiver programs that provide specialized services and supports. OLTSS is responsible for ensuring that services provided in any setting and all delivery systems are member-focused, accessible, of the highest quality, and delivered in a cost-effective manner. More information and to apply.
CalPERS is currently seeking a talented leader to become the next Chief of Health Plan Research and Administration (HPRA). The HPRA Chief oversees contracts with 11 health maintenance organizations that provide care to approximately 1.1 million CalPERS members, as well as a self-insured preferred provider plan covering 450,000 members. The Chief also oversees annual negotiations with CalPERS’ health plans that determine the premiums paid for healthcare. The Chief is responsible for helping the CalPERS Board of Administration (Board) to determine covered benefits; sets CalPERS policy for managing health care costs, including pharmaceutical costs, and for ensuring that CalPERS members receive high quality care in every county in the state; leads CalPERS’ Federal policy engagement, recommends positions on State legislation to the Board, and oversees research and policy teams that develop solutions to the challenges facing large purchasers of healthcare; and sets data policy for the CalPERS health program, which has one of the richest claims-based data repositories in the US. More information and to apply.
The State of Maine is looking for an Executive Director for its new Office of Affordable Health Care (OAHC). OACH was established by the Maine Legislature in 2021 by the authority of L.D. 120, “An Act to Lower Health Care Costs through the Establishment of the Office of Affordable Health Care”. The goal of the OAHC is to analyze health care costs in Maine and to develop proposals on potential methods to improve the cost-efficient provision of high-quality health care to the residents of Maine. The Executive Director will play a leadership role in the development of the OAHC and its efforts to develop policy to support more affordable health care in Maine. This individual will develop strategic policy, provide analysis, and lead development of specific recommendations for improving health care affordability. More information and to apply.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) seeks a Delivery System Reform Program Coordinator The DSRU Manager will develop and implement initiatives as part of MaineCare’s comprehensive rate reform efforts, focused on helping MaineCare reach its goal of having 40% of its total reimbursement to providers paid through Alternative Payment Models (APMs) by the end of calendar year 2022. This position will support MaineCare in ensuring cost effective use of health care spending, including improving population health outcomes and health equity, by expanding the scope of APMs to a wide range of Medicaid-covered services, including but not limited to Home and Community-Based, Hospital and Nursing Facility services. More information and to apply.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is hiring an Assistant Director for Whole Child Health in the Division of Child and Family Well-Being. The Assistant Director for Whole Child Health will provide strategic and operational leadership and oversight for a portfolio of critical health and prevention services that promote whole child health in North Carolina. The Assistant Director for Whole Child Health will lead a section within the Division of Child and Family Well-Being that includes a range of programs, including child behavioral health programs, school health and child health nurse consultation, home visiting programs (MIECHV and non-MIECHV), triple P program, supports for children and youth with special health care needs, and early hearing detection intervention among others. Together, these teams protect and strengthen the health and well-being of children and families through a broad array of programs and services that provide infrastructure development, clinical guidance, quality assurance, technical assistance, consultation, and training for professionals who provide children’s health and prevention services across North Carolina, as well as administering programs that provide direct services. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, strategic leader with experience with working within services related to children and families to promote whole child health and improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. More information and to apply.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is hiring a Child Behavioral Health Manager in the Division of Child and Family Well-Being. The Child Behavioral Health Manager will lead and coordinate North Carolina’s school and community behavioral health services for children and youth, as well as the Department’s cross-divisional strategic planning and execution on children’s behavioral health access and outcomes. The Child Behavioral Health Manager will manage a team within the Division of Child and Family Well-Being that will be focused on system of care, children with complex needs, coordination with schools on mental health services, pediatric mental health care access, behavioral health supports and coordination for DSS-involved youth, and other child- and youth-focused behavioral health pilots. More information and to apply.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is hiring an Assistant Director for Food and Nutrition Services in the Division of Child and Family Well-Being. The Assistant Director of Food and Nutrition Services is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), which serves over 1.6 million North Carolinians, providing hundreds of millions of dollars in food assistance benefits each year. This key leadership position is responsible for setting and achieving goals and objectives for the FNS program and broader statewide goals to increase food security for children and youth, families, and seniors. More information and to apply.
The Health Care Authority is hiring a Senior Health Policy Analyst in the Policy Division. This position primarily supports the cutting-edge policy work of the Universal Health Care Commission and Cascade Care public option programs as well as the Health Care Cost Transparency Board. This position will serve as a point-of-contact for these groups and conduct cross-agency meetings and projects related to these programs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to learn complex information, adapt to the needs of a new unit responding to new legislative mandates, and navigate input from a wide variety of stakeholders. If you are excited to be a part of the team leading the effort on these pioneering programs, this may be the role for you. More information and to apply.
Missouri Foundation for Health is seeking a Health Policy Strategist. Under the supervision of the Vice President of Health Policy, the Health Policy Strategist participates in cross-functional teams to identify appropriate policy strategies to address the objectives of an initiative or project. The Health Policy Strategist conducts research, uses existing data, and analyzes and organizes information relevant to current issues in health policy as assigned to inform MFH’s work. More information and to apply.
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is hiring a Compliance Manager. The Compliance Manager is responsible for leading and managing WAHBE’s day to day compliance activities. This position reports to the Compliance Officer, who oversees the compliance program. Working with the Compliance Officer, the Compliance Manager is responsible for implementing the compliance program and responding to potential incidents of non-compliance. This position will focus on developing and updating policies and procedures, identifying best practices for implementation within resource constraints, raising staff awareness of compliance, working with stakeholders regarding compliance issues, addressing and remediating any complaints or incidents, and supporting implementation of business process and system enhancements to ensure organizational compliance. Specific areas of compliance include the Affordable Care Act and implementation of its regulations, state insurance laws, federal and state privacy and security requirements, and other legal requirements. More information and to apply.
The Colorado Division of Insurance is looking for DORA/Division of Insurance: Prescription Drug Affordability Director. This person creates and defines program processes, procedures, and reporting needed to successfully implement and manage the program; plans overall program timelines to ensure milestones and deliverables are met, including deliverables to the legislature; determines necessary stakeholder communications and outreach for the program; collaborates with other states running drug affordability programs to share best practices as necessary; and manages all data needs and systems upgrades and modifications affecting PDA program, including ensuring completeness and accuracy of data and carrier reporting. More information and to apply.
Missouri Foundation for Health is seeking a Health Policy Associate. This person conducts background research, uses existing data sources, and compiles and organizes information relevant to current issues in health policy. The Associate will prepare policy briefs, papers, presentations, and other written communication on a variety of topics of importance to the Foundation and its constituencies. The Associate will also share responsibility for ongoing support of the Health Policy area’s project-based work, including developing Requests for Proposals, managing project timelines, hosting convenings, and coordinating with internal and external partners. This position is a key member of the Foundation’s professional team, collaborating regularly with colleagues in research and learning, strategic communications, strategic initiatives, and program administration. More information and to apply.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is seeking a healthcare executive to provide leadership for the Division of Medicaid. This is an excellent opportunity to provide leadership for the State of Idaho’s multi-million-dollar fund. Idaho Medicaid is one of the largest single healthcare plans in Idaho, serving approximately 400,000 Idahoans. We are committed to value-based care to drive better health results and more efficient and affordable care to Idahoans. More information and to apply.
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is hiring a Senior Policy Analyst to work with the Exchange’s agency partners and external stakeholders on issues related to the qualified health and dental plans (QHPs and QDPs) offered through the Exchange, performing analysis and offering insight regarding individual market dynamics and their impact on the Exchange and Washington consumers. The position maintains key relationships with national health policy organizations and provides advice in the preparation of policy options or amendment of policies and staff recommendations to the Exchange Board and Executive Leadership Team. (7/1) More information and to apply.
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is hiring a Policy Analyst to analyze and interpret federal and state laws and regulations. The Policy Analyst will use independent judgment and often work in inter-departmental teams to prepare policy options and recommendations critical to advancing quality health coverage and improving Washington Healthplanfinder design. (7/1) More information and to apply.
The Washington State Health Care Authority is hiring a Medicaid Director to administer Washington’s Medicaid program, which offers whole-person, integrated health care coverage to more than 2 million Washington residents. The Medicaid Director is responsible for the administration of the Medicaid program, which delivers physical and behavioral health care services for enrolled clients. The Medicaid Director represents Washington State at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and is a member of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD). The Medicaid Director has principal responsibility for all components of Medicaid and provides executive leadership, overall direction, and strategic vision statewide. This position reports to the Director of the Health Care Authority. More information and to apply.
The Health Economics Program of the Minnesota Department of Health is hiring a Senior Pharmacist to lead a new pharmaceutical economics research team. Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction. (6/28) More information and to apply.
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