State Government Relations Specialist

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 25, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs.

UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers.

At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.




UCare offers Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Family health plans - powered by the hardest working people in the industry. Our people powered teams de-complicate, advocate and always go the extra mile to help our members. We serve with integrity, compassion and commitment to do right by members, providers and government partners. Above all, we come to work excited to provide members a path for the best health of their lives.


Working at UCare is more than a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Employees join UCare and stay because of the opportunity to have a purpose-driven job.

Our strong culture has established UCare as a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace for 11 consecutive years since the awards program began. It's a culture that embraces innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and exemplary customer and provider experiences. Working at UCare is being a part of a people powered team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities.


Position Description

This position is responsible to coordinate guidance related to Minnesota Health Care Programs. Coordinate routine and ad hoc reporting and UCare response to state regulator inquiries and other requests/concerns. Work on projects resulting from state regulator requests and requirements, including requests for information, compliance concerns, etc. Serve as a liaison between regulators and impacted internal departments. Coordinate work with the team.

• Monitor, analyze, distribute, follow-up and archive state/federal regulatory/informational guidance. Guidance includes: State Register/Federal Register publications; MHCP Provider Updates; Department of Human Services (DHS) MCO Updates; DHS bulletins; DHS notices (includes training notices); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publications including State Medicaid Director/Health Official Letters; and ad hoc notices. Monitor distributed guidance to completion.

• Coordinate routine (e.g., contractually required) DHS and MDH reporting, and, as assigned, coordinate ad hoc reporting. Inform impacted departments of reporting requirements, changes in requirements and establish reporting reminders. Monitor reporting.

• Receive and coordinate responses to regulator concerns. Work with provider issue triage team and other impacted departments. Monitor and guide business areas' activities to timely issue resolution. Communicate with regulator until regulator's concerns and/or inquiries are resolved.

• Support internal communication of changes to federal and state legislation related to state programs, and annual DHS contract changes. Using GR procedures, communicate internally about state legislative and DHS contract language changes and monitor for completion of actionable items.

• Document regulatory guidance and incidents in UCare approved repositories.

• Represent UCare and Government Relations on internal and external work groups as assigned.

• Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree; demonstrated experience in the health care industry may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Experience

Three years' experience in a health care related setting (e.g., managed care organization, other health insurance organization, regulatory agency, health care supplier/provider, etc.). Experience in Medicaid managed care, health insurance, and/or health care operations. Experience reviewing, analyzing and communicating regulatory guidance. Analytic skills and experience reviewing federal/state regulatory requirements.


The UCare difference is our people power - employees actively working on the behalf of our members to get them access to the health care they need. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and provide the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, and a myriad of volunteer activities. If you're looking for an inclusive environment that celebrates your people power, helps you build on your strengths and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

JOB POST DATE: 05/24/2021

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