Senior Associate Director Policy - Inpatient Payment


The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. We are currently seeking a Sr. Associate Director of Policy - Inpatient Payment located in our Washington, D.C. office. The Senior Associate Director assumes a leadership role in priority policy issues that enable the AHA to have a positive impact on the political and policy environment facing its members; to foster support and understanding of the members; and, to assist the members in interpreting and thriving in that environment. This leadership role will balance an array of high visibility responsibilities under continuous time and performance pressures, representing the AHA and AHA’s policies in public forums.

 1.  Manage health policy issues, including inpatient payment and rural hospital issues for AHA and positioning the organization in terms of future advocacy work on these issues.

2.  Develop and maintain relationships with senior government officials, state and national health care association executives, and the hospital community. Influence policymakers, such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program integrity contractors, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), HRSA and others through meetings and presenting own ideas.

3.  Analyze legislation and regulations, supervise data analyses, and write regulatory advisories and comment letters. Develop and staff member webinars.

4.  Produce clear, concise issue and option analyses in oral and written formats in a variety of timeframes ranging from immediately through several weeks.

5.  Work collaboratively with other AHA colleagues to effectively manage issues and support AHA activities.


We offer an excellent total compensation package, which includes medical/dental coverage (PPO/HMO), vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability plans, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, paid vacation/holidays/sick days, wellness programs and more!

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call (312) 422-3000 and ask for the Director, Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Masters or better in PUBLIC POLICY & MANAGEMENT.



7-10 years: Public policy analysis and/or related health care issues area.


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