Health Policy Specialist/Finance & Payment

Minneapolis, MN
$45,000 - $55,000 DOQ
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 18, 2013
Madeline Rudawski
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers (MNACHC) is a non-profit membership association, representing the state’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).  FQHCs are non-profit, community-based primary health care providers serving urban and rural Medically Underserved Areas/Populations throughout Minnesota.  Minnesota’s FQHCs provide medical, dental and mental health services to 180,000 low-income, culturally diverse patients.


Key Responsibilities:


Will monitor and report on state and federal health care reform developments related to finance and payment (Medicare, Medicaid, commercial payors), with an emphasis on the impact of these developments on low-income, underserved populations in the state.

Will proactively develop strategies in response to health care reform and marketplace changes in health care financing and payment;

Will serve as part of MNACHC’s Public Policy Team and will assist in implementing MNACHC’s state and federal policy and legislative agenda;

Will represent MNACHC before the state legislature, administrative agencies, and with other stakeholder groups on issues related to payment reform;

Will provide assistance to members in securing timely Medicaid payments from Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and lead Association efforts to enhance and simplify payment system.

Will draft comments and provide testimony on proposed state legislation, regulations, and administrative rules;

Will provide staff support to the MNACHC Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Roundtable; and

Will provide financial management services to MNACHC (accounts payable/receivable, preparation of monthly financial reports, federal grant financial reports, audit preparation, etc.).


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, health care administration, or related area required; advanced degree/certification preferred.

Work experience related to health care finance/payment required;

Governmental relations experience, an understanding of the legislative and administrative processes, and experience working with elected officials, policymakers, and state agency staff preferred;

Excellent writing, presentation and speaking skills required;

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders required;

Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically and proactively required;

Experience working with membership associations and the nonprofit sector a plus; and

Ability to cover numerous meetings of legislative and policymaking committees in St. Paul.



Salary range of $45,000-$55,000, depending on qualifications.

Benefits package includes generous paid time-off and an 18% of salary allocation which may be used at employee’s discretion toward Section 125 FLEX Plan benefits, 401(b) retirement plan, or additional salary.   (Benefits package does not include group health insurance.)

To apply, send cover letter and resume to  No calls, please.

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