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Director, Health Economics & Policy - Strategic Analytics - Ohio Hospital Association - COLUMBUS, OH


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Company: Ohio Hospital Association

The Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) was established in 1915 as the first state-level hospital association in the U.S.  OHA currently represents 237 hospitals and 13 health systems throughout Ohio.  OHA’s mission is to collaborate with member hospitals and health systems to ensure a healthy Ohio.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

 

This position works in the Health Economics & Policy Department.  The Director will meet the qualifications listed below and be primarily responsible for leading OHA’s strategic analysis of hospitals’ financial, clinical and economic impact data.  Other responsibilities are defined below. This position reports directly to the Executive Vice President, Health Economics & Policy.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Primary Duties:

 

  • Primary responsibilities include performing strategic analysis of Medicaid payment changes, disproportionate share hospital payments, health care reforms and other federal policy changes related to hospital finance and health care reform.
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion to develop and maintain positive working relationships with key staff at member hospitals and regulators with jurisdiction over member reimbursement.
  • Collaborate with data analytics staff to perform advanced analytics on publicly available data, as well as data culled from surveys of members.
  • Annually model complex provider tax programs, including the Hospital Care Assurance Program and the Hospital Franchise Fee, in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Accurately analyze proposed and enacted statutory changes, in terms of reimbursement impact on hospitals, at both the state and federal level.
  • Gain knowledge of trends in Medicaid, Medicare and other payer reimbursement policies impacting hospitals, and on reimbursement methods for other provider types (e.g. nursing facilities, physicians, home health agencies, durable medical equipment providers).
  • Translate complex research concepts for non-financial audiences.
  • Assist the coordination of the association’s semi-annual payer scorecard and annual community benefit report, including the collection of data, analysis of trends, and presentation of data to both members and external stakeholders, as needed.
  • Develop products and services to support member hospitals in their efforts to be economically sustainable.
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion while leading the association’s work on behavioral/mental health issues that impact members financially.
  • Serve as primary staff liaison for the OHA Behavioral Health Work Group.
  • Collaborate with regional hospital associations, healthcare service organizations, state and federal government agencies, health plans and other partners to coordinate health economic initiatives.
  • Work with OHA committees and subsidiary Boards to ensure member value.

Additional Duties:

 

  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in public policy, economics, health care administration or related field.
  • 5 years experience in health care or health care research preferred.
  • Advanced user knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access and other database and analytics software.
  • Proficiency with performing statistical analytics and econometric analyses on large health care databases.
  • Ability to learn and interest in current and emerging issues in health care payment reform.
  • Knowledge of Ohio administrative and legislative processes.
  • Candidate will be a primary collaborator with the research team and should have the skills and experience to inform research design, perform analyses, write reports and craft presentations intended for external audiences.
  • Candidate must be able to work simultaneously on several activities and handle multiple demands with efficiency and tact.
  • Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Effective communicator with internal and external audiences including administrators, OHA Board members, and staff; should have excellent written communication and presentation skills.

The Ohio Hospital Association is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

A cover letter and resume should be emailed to:

Ryan Biles

Executive Vice President, Health Economics & Policy

Ohio Hospital Association

155 E. Broad Street, Suite 301

Columbus, OH 43215

[email protected]

 

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