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Current Job Openings
Position Description:

The Policy Director supports a wide range of strategic activities for our firm’s health care clients, with an emphasis on providing regulatory, policy, and strategic advice. The ideal candidate will balance strategy, subject matter expertise, and client and team management. They will have a deep expertise in Medicare Part A and B policy-related issues, including provider reimbursement issues, the Quality Payment Program, value-based payment, alternative payment models, and knowledge of CMS Innovation Center models.

The candidate will also have the ability to lead the analysis of regulatory and legislative policies, complex and evolving trends in health care, and synthesize and clearly communicate findings as well as connect their relevance to fundamental client priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Additionally, it will be important for the Director to work cohesively with the team, stay organized in the face of shifting priorities, and work independently under tight deadlines. Clients include some of the top health plans, provider organizations, industry coalitions and associations, Fortune 100 companies, and U.S. and international health care innovators. The position is based in our Washington, D.C. office.

Responsibilities:
  • Autonomously lead and manage a team of Policy Analysts to support development of products for clients on various aspects of health care policy, market and economic trends, regulations, legislation, and operations.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in aspects of Medicare and Medicaid policy, prescription drugs, and/or alternative payment model design.
  • Deliver strategic and tactical policy and implementation recommendations to clients.
  • Track federal rulemaking, official administrative actions, and legislative proposals.
  • Develop summaries of important legislation and regulation for clients, produce related discussion guides, and draft of comment letters.
  • Conduct background research and data analysis to support development of health policy and strategic business materials for clients or for business development purposes.
  • Monitor and analyze evolving health care issues and related reports.
  • Research and support development of client-facing materials, including drafting and editing written materials, such as formal papers, memos, PowerPoints, and comment letters.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required (relevant Master’s degree or J.D. preferred). Additional 3-5 years of experience in health care policy required. Management experience strongly preferred.
  • Broad understanding of the dynamics of health care policy and the sector’s trends; health care industry experience and/or relevant coursework.
  • Understanding of how health care is financed and delivered in the U.S. including working knowledge of Medicare Advantage, Medicare FFS, Medicaid, and commercial health plans.
  • Interest in advancing constructive, creative improvements to the health care system.
  • Strong research and analytic skills with attention to detail and familiarity with health care publications and data sources.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to present complex information to internal and external audiences with varying backgrounds and in a variety of formats, ranging from PowerPoint presentations and short summaries to detailed memos and white papers.
  • Ability to use initiative and time management to prioritize work and deliver results.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize with tight deadlines.
  • Professional demeanor and presence including the ability to handle confidential information.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and to meet the needs of multiple clients as they arise.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to info@healthsperien.com, and indicate “Policy Director” in the subject line. Applicants not providing salary requirements will not be considered.

Position Description:

The Policy Associate will support a wide range of strategic activities for a national organization representing not-for-profit hospice, palliative, and advanced illness providers across the nation, with an emphasis on policy support, development, and analysis. The ability to pursue research questions, analyze complex and evolving trends and synthesize and clearly communicate findings in a fast-paced environment are core requirements of the position. The associate will also be responsible for handling day-to-day project management tasks associated with various NPHI forums, workgroups, and policy/regulatory initiatives. Additionally, the associate will work cohesively with the team to support member relations, stay organized in the face of shifting priorities, and work independently and under tight deadlines when necessary.

The associate would work in close collaboration with NPHI’s policy team, including the Policy Director and Chief Policy Officer, to advance NPHI’s policy, regulatory, and advocacy goals. The Associate should have an interest in healthcare policy and a willingness to learn more about advanced illness, hospice, and palliative care policy issues. The Associate will eventually be given the opportunity to interface with members, external stakeholders, and government officials on these topics.

The Associate will also be a member of the Healthsperien, LLC team supporting select activities for our firm’s health care clients, with an emphasis on providing regulatory, policy, and strategic advice. Clients include some of the country’s top health plans, provider organizations, industry coalitions, and innovators. This position is based in our Washington, D.C. office with opportunities for virtual work.

Responsibilities:
  • Draft policy and regulatory summaries; collect and collate information to inform rule comment letters, policy whitepapers, advocacy materials, and presentations.
  • Support the development of ad-hoc policy and regulatory updates for members.
  • Conduct background research and produce summaries of various policy and regulatory issues.
  • Interface with member program leaders and staff in various NPHI workgroups, forums, etc.
  • Support the member event/meeting planning process.
  • Project manage various initiatives across different lines of work.
  • Other tasks as assigned, including but not limited to, supporting the NPHI Innovation Lab as necessary.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in a relevant field and/or 1-3 years of experience in health care policy.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in hospice care, the Medicare hospice benefit, and advanced illness.
  • Strong research and analytical skills and familiarity with key health care publications and data sources.
  • Experience monitoring, summarizing, and analyzing federal legislation and regulatory materials.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to present complex information to internal and external audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Experience synthesizing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Interest in advancing constructive changes to the health care system.
  • Professional demeanor and presence, including the ability to handle confidential information.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to emcchesney@hospiceinnovations.org, and indicate “NPHI Policy Associate” in the subject line. Applicants not providing salary requirements will not be considered.

Healthsperien Internship Program:
Position Description

Healthsperien is seeking enthusiastic and passionate interns with a desire to gain experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment seated at the intersection of health care policy, business strategy, and government affairs. All interns must enjoy working in a small but growing office that is results driven. The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication, the ability to conduct thorough research, excellent administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain balance among multiple priorities, in addition to exercising sound judgement in a variety of situations. Working knowledge of health policy and related majors, degrees, or coursework is preferred.

Hours: flexible depend on student’s program, (minimum commitment of 10-15 hours per week); students located in Washington, D.C. are encouraged to join us in our downtown office and will be given preference in the selection process, however, remote candidates are also welcome to apply.

Roles & Responsibilities

Interns will work closely with Policy Analysts, Policy Directors, and Vice Presidents to support client work in various capacities. Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Policy, Advocacy, & Business Strategy

    • legislative and regulatory analysis (i.e. regulatory summaries),
    • policy writing (e.g., briefs and memos for various clients, including advocacy)
    • research (e.g., white papers, background memos, etc.),
    • event planning (e.g., hill briefings and stakeholder convenings)
    • business strategy development
    • attend meetings, hearings, and events on behalf of clients and key partners and provide detailed minutes and summaries 4
  • Operations & Administration
    • Assist with scheduling & outreach both with clients and internally
    • Support with operational and administrative tasks in our Washington, DC office

Health Policy & Strategy interns would be expected to contribute substantively to the policy and strategic thinking across the firm’s diverse clientele.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have or be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, or higher. Masters-level students are preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Undergraduate or Graduate students in business, public policy, public health, health management, economics, or similar social sciences.
  • Interest in working on difficult health policy and strategy questions, especially those focused on complex and vulnerable populations (e.g., marginalized communities and end of life care).
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple ongoing projects.
Compensation

Interns should expect competitive compensation commensurate with experience and level of coursework. Actively enrolled students can expect school credit, if relevant, in addition or in lieu of financial compensation.

Additionally, due to the small size of our office and opportunities to work directly with high-level staff, develop relationships, and network in D.C. with important stakeholders (in the health policy, technology, health provider and plan, or other), interns can expect to receive valuable exposure and experiences throughout their time at Healthsperien. Healthsperien is committed to helping our interns develop their interests and further their careers in health policy through active mentorship and professional development.   

To Apply
  • Application requirements: Resume and cover letter (with desired hours), & at least one professional reference.
  • Submit application materials and any additional relevant information via email to Healthsperien Intern Coordinator Meg Wallace (mwallace@healthsperien.com). Applications that do not contain the required materials will not be considered.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Support the execution of communication plans for our Partnership and Healthsperien clients, including:
      • Scheduling and posting social media (Instagram, X, LinkedIn)
      • Tracking media for specific focus topics
      • Developing media and influencer lists
      • Formatting presentations (PowerPoint)
      • Formatting and scheduling e-mail blast communication (MailChimp)
      • Developing meeting minutes
      • Updating websites (Squarespace, Wix, WordPress)
      • Video editing
  • Contribute to the development of communication products, including:
      • Social media content (graphics, video, and captions)
      • Website content (graphics and copy)
      • One pager layout
      • E-mail Communication (graphics and copy)
      •  kits (social media content and graphics)
  • Support of in-person and virtual events including:
      • Webinar support (Zoom)
      • Virtual event platform set up and support
      • Event announcements and communication
      • Vendor coordination
      • Speaker prep communication
  • Other job-related tasks
Required Qualifications
  • Must be actively enrolled as undergraduate or graduate student in any of the following programs: Communications, Advertising and Marketing, Broadcasting, Electronic/Digital Media Comms, Public Relations.
    • If you are enrolled in a program not included in the above list but would like to be considered, please include a statement as to why your experience or coursework would be relevant to this role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Self-managed with proven skills, initiative, and time management to prioritize work & deliver results.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and juggle multiple activities and priorities with tight deadlines.
  • Professional demeanor and presence, including the ability to handle confidential information.
  • Enjoys working as part of a mission-dedicated team
Position Information
  • Competitive hourly compensation
  • ~20 hours per week
How to Apply
  • Application requirements: Resume and cover letter (with desired hours), & at least one professional reference.
  • Submit application materials and any additional relevant information via email to Healthsperien Intern Coordinator Meg Wallace (mwallace@healthsperien.com). Applications that do not contain the required materials will not be considered.
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