This position offers a great opportunity to advance the field of audiology through increased recognition and payment for services. The Director of Payment Policy for the American Academy of Audiology will play a critical role in managing the organizational activities and volunteer engagement with respect to the CPT and RUC processes. Primary responsibilities include:
Provide the Academy’s Coding & Reimbursement Committee with expertise on health care coding, coverage, and reimbursement regulatory matters;
Support the activities of the Academy’s Practice Payment Policy Council;
Maintain strong working knowledge of CPT and RUC process;
Harness volunteer member expertise for practice-oriented feedback to respond to regulatory requests to the Academy from federal/state agencies and third-party payers;
Build and maintain long-term relationships with CMS, AMA staff, and specialty society staff, third-party payer medical directors, and other related decision makers;
Monitor activity of HCPAC and coordinate Academy responses to proposals;
Monitor the AMA RVS Update activities;
Maintain knowledge of AMA RUC survey process and conduct scientifically sound code surveys;
Conduct research and prepare reports and related documentation to inform audiology CPT and RUC advisors;
Serve as primary staff contact in the development of CPT code proposals and RUC survey requests, as well as to work with other organizations, as appropriate, to present proposals to the AMA CPT and RUC;
Maintain strong working relationships with staff from audiology and health-care related organizations; and
Prepare regular communications to keep members abreast of changes to codes and payment coverage.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required with advanced degree desired; six to ten years of health policy experience; relevant senior-level experience; demonstrated skill in working cooperatively with CMS and AMA staff; excellent communication skills; strong analytical skills for complex subject matter; strong coordination skills; genuine approach to working collaboratively with volunteers and other professional colleagues; and proficiency in MS Office.
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About American Academy of Audiology
Located in the metropolitan Washington DC area, the American Academy of Audiology is the world’s largest professional organization of, by and for audiologists. Our active membership of just over 12,000 audiologists join together to provide the highest quality of hearing health-care service to children and adults and promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research. The Academy has an active Board of Directors, including an elected president and president-elect, a strong group of volunteer committee leaders, an active Foundation, and a highly-involved student member population.