Job Title: Director/Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs

 

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is a national healthcare trade association representing the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry and we seek to fill a position in our Washington DC Regulatory Affairs department. PCMA believes that organizational and employee success require a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and a culture that embraces and encourages different perspectives.  We recognize the inherent value in employing a workforce with a range of experiences and it is our commitment to embrace every person’s uniqueness and to provide a professional work environment where everyone is welcome and treated with dignity and respect.

Under the direction of the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, this position will primarily be responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and drafting responses to federal regulatory issuances related to prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, Medicaid, and health plans covered by Affordable Care Act coverage rules, the position handles a wide range of issues that will also include opioid abuse. PCMA’s regulatory work is primarily with the Department of Health and Human Services and its key agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food and Drug Administration, and Public Health Service, and secondarily with the Departments of Labor and Treasury.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor relevant regulatory issues in defined areas daily and help identify issues for PCMA consideration.
  • Analyze proposed and final rules and sub-regulatory guidance, and work with PCMA members to assess potential impact on the industry, its clients, and patients.
  • Work with appropriate staff, members, and outside counsel to draft and finalize regulatory comments and correspondence to federal agencies.
  • Work with PCMA staff and member companies to formulate regulatory strategy for key industry issues.
  • Maintain regular contact with key regulators and represent PCMA at agency meetings.
  • Provide relevant verbal and written updates and briefings to PCMA members and staff.
  • Advise research, communications, and policy teams on details of regulated programs as needed to inform their work.
  • Brief PCMA witnesses in preparation for federal agency hearings and meetings.
  • Help analyze proposed legislation and recommend legislative language pertaining to federal programs. 

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong analytic, advocacy and interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to work collaboratively.
  • Five to ten years’ experience with federal regulatory, policy, or legal work, preferably with Medicare Part D, Medicaid, or CCIIO-regulated coverage.  DOL and FDA experience is a plus.
  • Particular areas of expertise should include some or all of the following: transparency, value-based payment, price reporting programs, health care quality measurement, privacy and health data interoperability, public health preparedness, international comparisons for pricing and coverage of pharmaceuticals, payment model development, and coverage processes for innovative therapies.
  • Must be detailed oriented with the ability to handle deadlines and prioritize.
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree and 5 years relevant experience in health care, pharmacy, or health insurance advocacy. Advanced degree in law, pharmacy, public policy or the like preferred. Position allows for growth based on capabilities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Apply: 

While we are currently working remotely, post-pandemic we will return to the Penn Quarter area of Washington, D.C. PCMA offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  Interested individuals should forward a cover letter and resume to tdube@pcmanet.org .