Associate Director, Health Analytics and Policy

American Hospital Association

About the organization

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care systems, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members form the AHA. Through our representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters. Within the AHA Policy Department, staff help to develop, advocate and articulate policy positions that enable the AHA to: have a positive impact on the political and policy environment facing its members; have the support and understanding of the members; and assist the members in interpreting and thriving in that environment. AHA team members are able to draw from a variety of knowledge and skill sets, including qualitative and quantitative research, policy analysis and development,


The Associate Director, Health Analytics and Policy, designs and conducts analyses based on accessible data bases including Medicare claims, cost reports and other data sources that advance AHA’s policy positions on a variety of issues, mainly focusing on information related to Medicare payment systems. Contributes to AHA member value by helping understand the impact of Federal regulatory and legislative proposals and policies. With guidance from supervisors and support from colleagues, the Associate Director balances a number of critical data projects and responsibilities under time and performance pressures.
-Analyze policies to create and manage models simulating various types of payments to hospitals. -Produce clear and concise analysis summaries, often in a rapid turnaround environment.
-Work collaboratively with other AHA policy and advocacy staff to interpret policy issues and determine the best way to use data to help solve problems and answer questions.
-Develop familiarity with data sources available from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), AHA and other groups in order to incorporate this information in data analysis.
-Manage and contribute to research projects, including development of the RFP, oversight of contractor, and public dissemination of the product.
-Track hospital performance using AHA, cost report and other CMS data. Develop and maintain AHA data driven member tools and calculators.


Education Required:
Masters or better in PUBLIC POLICY or related field.

Experience Required:
3-5 years: Economics, public policy analysis, health care finance and/or related health care issue areas.

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