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MHCA Enhances Member Value, Adds Regulatory Affairs and Advocacy Manager

Wednesday, April 3, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mandy Rubenstein
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The MHCA Board of Directors have recently approved a 2019-2020 Strategic Plan, which Executive Director Kathy Messerli will review at the upcoming Annual Business Meeting, May 16, 2019. One of the exciting developments is that the board approved the addition of a Regulatory Affairs and Advocacy Manager as they strive to enhance the member value and increase member resources.

Do you know someone who is interested in a new home care role? MHCA is adding a position that will serve as a home care regulations subject matter expert for the MHCA staff, members and lobbyist. In this role, the individual will be responsible for managing the association’s regulatory affairs including review of regulations, policy analysis and communication of issues.

Duties will include:

  • Monitor and analyze state and federal regulations dealing with home health, home care, hospice and other home and community-based programs.
  • Monitor current home care trends, issues and strategies.
  • Develop written documents for state and federal regulatory agencies, as well as Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation.
  • Work with staff and committees to develop an advocacy engagement plan and coordinate implementation.
  • Ensure members are receiving valuable, up-to-the-minute news by synthesizing and coordinating the dissemination of appropriate information.
  • Contribute to the association’s newsletter and other member communications.
  • Represent MHCA in a professional and supportive manner at various state agency and member meetings. Serve as lead staff for assigned member committees.
  • Provide member guidance and assistance with regulatory issues, ensuring the Executive Director is aware of trends.
  • Assist with identification of priority legislative and regulatory advocacy issues.
  • Assure the ‘voice’ of MHCA is strong and recognizable as a resource for advocacy and support of the home care provider.
  • Work with the Communications and Member Relations Manager to increase member engagement/advocacy in policy related issues.

Qualifications and Key Competencies:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus 3-5 years’ experience.
  2. Home care and/or association experience is preferred.
  3. Working knowledge of health care regulatory system, including Medicare, Medicaid and legislative process.
  4. Ability to understand and clearly synthesize complex policies, with strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  5. Embraces change and is comfortable working in a dynamic industry with changing priorities.
  6. Excellent organizational and time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to successfully manage projects with competing priorities and demands.
  7. Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, knowledge retention and ability to recall large amounts of detailed information.
  8. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and effective listening skills.
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to remain diplomatic and effective under pressure.
  10. Ability to work independently and in team environment.
  11. Proficient in use of Microsoft Suite.
  12. Ability to travel, as needed.

Salary commensurate with experience. Resumes and salary requirements can be sent to Kathy Messerli.

2550 University Ave. W. | Ste. 350-South
St. Paul, MN 55114-1900

PHONE 866.607.0607 | FAX 651.635.0043