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Oregon Medical Association Job Posting To apply, please email a cover letter summarizing your experience, qualifications, and desired salary along with a copy of your resume in one .pdf file format to Job Description: Practice Advocacy Position (Specialist or Coordinator -- DOE) REPORTS TO: Director of Practice Advocacy DATE: March 2014 STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt (Specialist) or Non-Exempt (Coordinator) The Oregon Medical Association is an organization of over 8,200 physicians, physician assistants and medical and physician assistant students. Our mission is to serve and support physicians in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians. SUMMARY The Practice Advocacy position's role within the association involves interfacing with commercial health plans, federal and state regulators and governmental agencies on behalf of OMA member physician practices. The Practice Advocacy position addresses concerns and resolves and tracks issues relating to claims reimbursement, denials, and coding as well as other practice-related issues. He/she also manages the advocacy helpline and supports relevant committees and serves as an OMA representative at health care economic coalition task forces and meetings. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Responsible for association's payer advocacy helpline and facilitating communication between physician practices and health insurers and regulatory bodies Serves as a technical resource for physician practices regarding billing, coding and reimbursement issues with commercial and public payers (Medicare and Medicaid), question about office operations, HIPAA and other government regulations Tracks, monitors and reports on payer advocacy and other member issues received through the helpline Coordinates OMA's Health Care Finance and Access & Workforce Committees Assists in the development of internal and external communications on various practice topics for OMA publications Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, support for projects related to regulatory implementation, education, surveys, and socioeconomic research Represents the OMA at various coalition meetings and task forces Lead role in association's ICD-10 efforts QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree Project management experience, with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and discretion with confidential information Excellent communication skills, including writing and speaking Ability to lead small group meetings Strong conceptual, analytical and research skills Experience working in a medical office, health plan environment, and/or experience with physician practice management issues or health policy is a plus Experience in a professional organization or non-profit setting Intermediate to advanced level knowledge of Microsoft office products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Knowledge of electronic survey software, such as Zoomerang or Survey Monkey, a plus Friendly demeanor and an eagerness to provide an exceptionally high level of customer service to OMA's members and their staff PHYSICAL DEMANDS Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reaching with hands and arms. Vision capabilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. WORKING AT THE OMA Named 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine Competitive salary Medical and dental insurance first month following date of hire Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 401(k) program Paid vacation, sick, and holidays Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Fun Wellness Committee and staff events Professional development opportunities Close-knit team oriented environment

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