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Vice President, Government Programs and External RelationsLocation: Rockville, MD Job Number: 610629 Date posted: 06/27/2017
The Vice President will lead the region in the development of multi-year strategic plans for participation in Medicaid and Medicare throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Effective planning will require understanding local health care markets as well as the local, state and national political environments. Effective planning will also require understanding the potential membership and financial performance outcomes under different scenarios and strategic options. The resulting strategy will align with all Medicaid and Medicare regulatory and operational requirements. The Vice President will lead the regional governance structure to drive regional leadership alignment regarding these issues. And, s/he will develop systems and processes to monitor performance against national benchmarks, including Medicare and Medicaid 5-Star ratings.
This work requires partnering with regional senior leadership for Health Plan and MAPMG to leverage capabilities across the organization in support of the Medicaid, Medicare, dual eligible and CHC programs. Such collaborations will enable Kaiser Permanente to not only meet membership targets, financial targets, and quality outcomes but also serve the community, achieve policy and community benefit goals, and retain our tax-exempt status as a nonprofit health plan. Examples include: MSBD (Marketing and Sales for Medicare), Quality, Actuary, Eligibility, Compliance, Clinical Call Center, Permance Analytics, Care Cordination, Physician enrollment/provider relations, and Clinical Call Center.
This work also requires partnering with and leveraging national leadership and infrastructure for Medicare, Medicaid, dual eligible populations, charitable health coverage and government relations to ensure optimization of results and alignment with national strategies. By participating in the community of practice in these same areas, the leader will facilitate bringing best practices and knowledge from other regions to Mid-Atlantic, bringing Mid-Atlantic practices to other regions, and supporting the spread of best practices across regions.
Strong and purposeful relationships with government regulators and elected officials is critical to the success of the region. The Vice President must ensure that KPMAS maintains trusted and valued relationships with government officials and regulators in all three states, counties, and municipalities to support this public policy advocacy as well as to contribute to growth in public sector accounts. Especially important will be his/her ability to lead efforts to build strong relationships with state Medicaid agencies, insurance and healthcare regulators, state, county and city elected officials. S/he will develop cooperative relationships with competitor health plans and KP-s interests within each state-s health plan association.
The Vice President will ensure the Government Relations function: monitors regulations and legislation; identifies needed regulatory or legislative changes; proactively pursues such changes; actively participates in advocacy efforts to achieve needed change; and positions Kaiser Permanente as a thoughtful and effective leader in the Medicaid, Medicare and overall healthcare public policy arenas. The Government Relations team includes Kaiser Permanente employees as well as three outside contract lobbyists in each of the jurisdictions served.
Finally, the Vice President will maintain close working relationships with the Marketing, Sales and Business Development (MSBD) and Delivery Service Organization (DSO) functions within KPMAS to ensure the region is optimizing growth opportunities and ability to influence public policy to achieve care delivery strategies.
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External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. Submit Interest
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