The Spine Intervention Society (SIS), an international, multi-specialty physician association dedicated to the development and promotion of the highest standards for the practice of interventional procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of pain, is seeking an experienced health policy professional.
Serve as lead staff to the Health Policy Division, providing guidance to the Chair to facilitate activities that promote appropriate access to and reimbursement of interventional pain procedures.
Direct SIS RUC and CPT activities to ensure effective representation, attend all relevant meetings, and establish and maintain relationships with collaborating societies.
Analyze and develop comments regarding all relevant physician reimbursement issues, including, but not limited to, proposed and final CMS regulations, proposed CPT code and RBRVS physician work value changes, and practice expense value developments.
Develop and maintain a current list of interventional pain physicians serving on Carrier Advisory Committees to Medicare Administrative Contractors and assist in developing positions and responses to proposed local coverage determinations related to interventional pain procedures.
Identify, review, and coordinate responses to coverage policies to promote appropriate access to interventional pain procedures. Includes coordination of SIS-led multisociety efforts in collaboration with the Multisociety Pain Workgroup (MPW).
Monitor federal and state regulatory activities that have potential impact on interventional pain physicians and prepare formal SIS responses with input from Health Policy Division leadership.
Coordinate SIS representation at the AMA House of Delegates, attend all relevant meetings, and establish and maintain relationships with collaborating society contacts.
Serve as principal staff resource for members with concerns, comments, or questions about coding, reimbursement, coverage, and practice management issues.
Provide support or expertise to other Divisions, including the Standards and Research Divisions, as needed; including, but not limited to assistance in development of documents guiding physician practice and/or summarizing evidence.
Ensure that policy and practice content on the SIS website is accurate and up to date.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Policy and Practice and the Executive Director.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum 3 years of related work experience in a specialty society or medical practice environment.
In-depth understanding of CPT Editorial Panel and RUC processes, including code change proposal and relative value unit survey development, implementation, and data analysis, preferred.
Superior interpersonal skills, including the ability to work productively and build consensus with physicians and colleagues both within and outside of SIS.
Superb organizational skills and ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple assignments and timelines independently.
Strong attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and proficiency in navigating and mining Internet resources.
Ability to work evenings and weekends, as required.
Estimated Travel Required: 35-45 days per year, including some weekends.
SIS offers a very competitive salary and benefit package including paid time off; comp time for weekend travel/meetings; 401(k) automatic flat contribution plus match; medical/dental insurance, employer-covered vision/life/accident/disability insurance, and employer-funded health reimbursement account (HRA); telecommuting options; flexible work schedules; and continuing education funding.
Currently, SIS employees reside in the Chicago and San Francisco areas. Relocation is not required. Telecommuting is allowed.
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS), a multi-specialty physician association dedicated to the development and promotion of the highest standards for the practice of interventional pain procedures. SIS is headquartered in Hinsdale, IL with a satellite office in Petaluma, CA. SIS employees work remotely and currently reside in the Chicago and San Francisco areas. Relocation is not required.