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Healthcare Policy Specialist

  • Community Care Network of Kansas
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Jan 03, 2024


Job Description:

Primary Accountabilities: The Healthcare Policy Specialist will work with a team of Community Care staff, the Board of Directors, the Legislative Committee, and member clinics to help align state and federal policy with member clinic goals and outcomes.  This position has a specific focus on legislative, regulatory, and/or administrative financial or workforce policy that increases or hinders access to care.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Serves as subject matter expert for healthcare reimbursement and financing policy and regulations, including those specific to federally qualified health centers.
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships, including but not limited to the Medicaid agency, KDHE, KDADS, state health professional licensing agencies, managed care organizations and commercial insurers.
  • Remains current in Medicaid, Medicare and other healthcare policy and their impact on member clinics.
  • Works with other members of the policy team to analyze potential Federal and state legislative, regulatory, licensing or payment policy changes on member clinics to determine their priority and urgency levels. Collects and uses data to demonstrate the impact of current policy on member clinics and the need for change. Provides technical assistance and problem‐solving support to 211member clinics as they experience payment, credentialling, licensing, or other challenges with payers, state agencies, and state licensing boards.
  • Supports Community Care training, work groups, and grant activities focused on finance and reimbursement policy and its implications for value‐based reimbursement, alternative payment methods or other payment change.
  • Coordinates efforts to build advocacy capacity of member clinics and stakeholders through training, workgroup participation, and regular communications with member clinics. Works with other policy staff to ensure that advocacy efforts throughout the network are aligned.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, healthcare finance, healthcare policy, public administration, or similar
  • field of study; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three to five (3‐5) years’ of work experience in related field
  • Unrestricted Driver’s License required.
  • Experience in Medicaid, Medicare, managed care, commercial insurance, or other healthcare finance or policy.
  • Working knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid payment policies, state licensing regulations, and the Kansas commercial health insurance environment.
  • Familiarity with Kansas legislative processes.
  • Ability to promote a professional and positive appearance and work environment.
  • Ability to make sound, independent decisions in a fast‐paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate complex and technical information in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and written.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Creative thinking and problem‐solving skills; willingness to seek input regularly for process
  • Passion and commitment to improving health and social justice.
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple individuals and manage several projects at once with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations


Scott Anglemyer, [email protected]