Senior Manager, State Health Policy

Change Healthcare Emeryville , CA 94608

Posted 3 months ago

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Here at Change Healthcare, we're using our influence to drive positive changes across the industry, and we want motivated and passionate people like you to help us continue to bring new and innovative ideas to life.

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Position Summary (Purpose of job):

Reporting to the Executive Director, Health Policy, the Senior Manager of State Health Policy creates awareness and understanding of specific state-based legislative and regulatory trends to help drive business decisions and inform product strategy, market positioning, and targeted advocacy. This position works with executive and business unit leadership and select team members to: 1) establish overall state government policy and advocacy priorities; 2) develop health policy positions on key issues; 3) engage with and manage advocacy efforts with third-party government relations resources, with a priority on the western region of the U.S.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with health policy team members to update and implement the health policy and advocacy agenda across all 50 states. Utilize the StateSide portal and other tracking resources to monitor proposed and existing legislation and regulations. Collaborate with internal team members across the enterprise regarding legislative updates and support for advocacy efforts on specific topics and in targeted states.

  • Implement a process and timing for updating business unit leaders (and the executive leadership team where necessary) of critical, proposed legislation and regulation impacting products and services. Develop a collaborative relationship with other regulatory resources across the company.

  • Manage state-specific advocacy relationships including external consultants/lobbyists, coalitions, and other external resources as needed. Collaborate with business unit leadership, lobbyists, and the health policy team to develop an effective process for engaging with external advocacy resources, and influencing legislation and regulation. Work with team members to implement a process and dashboard to track state level engagement and measure successes.
  • Provide direction and thought leadership across the company on assigned state health policy topics, in coordination with existing health policy team efforts and marketing, including building out web page content. Collaborate on external messaging platforms on key policy issues that will be used to educate internal and external resources, and become incorporated into state level advocacy efforts.

  • Represent Change Healthcare at key industry and association events as needed; build strategic relationships with legislators, and industry association staff (i.e., NGA, NCSL, NAMD).

  • Collaborate with legal, business unit leadership and marketing on key messaging platforms for use in advocacy and marketing/external communications.

  • Coordinate with team members and the marketing department to obtain opportunities for creation and placement of public thought leadership pieces, including white papers, op-eds, conference presentations, blog posts, etc. Incorporate this content into specific state advocacy efforts as needed in the form of leave behind documents, and talking points to update business units, external advocacy consultants, and legislators on key issues.
  • Collaborate with business unit leaders and executive leadership team as needed to review and discuss key state policy, legislative, and regulatory trends. Discussions are intended to assess potential business and product impact of policy, regulation and legislation, and support product roadmaps and investments. Discussions will also inform the creation of Change Healthcare policy platforms on key issues of importance.
  • May take on additional responsibilities for team-wide initiatives or other projects as assigned by manager.


Minimum Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities):

Education/Training 4-year degree in related field or equivalent experience. Masters in health policy, public policy, health or business administration preferred. Experience with StateSide tracking service preferred.

Business Experience

  • 3 to 5 years as a health policy analyst, specialist or manager with a concentration in state-based statutory and regulatory programs

  • 3 to 5 years working for a health system, health plan, government agency, healthcare association and/or coalition, pharma or a health IT vendor in a policy-related capacity

  • Specialized Knowledge/Skills

  • Working knowledge of current legislative and regulatory landscape for states

  • Strong program management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong networks, linking people to influence and drive certain outcomes

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization with an open, honest and direct communication style that develops rapport and credibility across the organization, and promotes ideas and proposals persuasively

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in order to communicate in clear, concise terms to internal and external customers

  • Self-motivated with strong organization and decision-making skills, including the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and perform them both accurately and timely

  • Intermediate MS Applications skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Analytical and creative problem solver

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive customer and internal information

Join our team today where we are creating a better coordinated, increasingly collaborative, and more efficient healthcare system!

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

Change Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or veteran status. To read more about employment discrimination protections under federal law, read EEO is the Law at and the supplemental information at

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Change Healthcare maintains a drug free workplace and conducts pre-employment drug-testing, where applicable, in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

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Senior Manager, State Health Policy

Change Healthcare