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Senior Reimbursement & Health Policy Analyst

Health Econ, Policy & Reimbursement
1900063A Requisition #
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Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure Disease Management (CRHF) is Medtronic's largest single unit, accounting for about 25% of sales; the unit makes pacemakers, defibrillators, heart monitors, and other products used to keep the heart beating properly. 


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The Senior Reimbursement and Health Policy Analyst will support the day to day reimbursement needs for CRHF commercialized products and therapies.  The Senior Reimbursement and Health Policy Analyst is experienced in the area of government reimbursement policies and third party reimbursement, particularly as it relates to supporting hospital and physician customers. The role contributes regularly to developing and distributing materials and information and educating key reimbursement and health policy information to internal and external customers. 

In this role, you will serve as a key partner to customers and the Regional Economic Managers on the day to day reimbursement and health policy for commercialized products. You will be a partner with HEOR colleagues, Reimbursement Strategic Managers, Regional Economic Managers, and external customers on the reimbursement and related regulations on commercially released products.  


A Day In The Life

  • Serve as point of contact for incoming questions from Regional Economic Managers, sales team members and external customers via the RS mailbox.
  • Update and maintain current coding, coverage, payment information and tools that supports customer understanding and education.
  • Leads the process to provide therapy and product-specific support and analysis to the field in the areas of US reimbursement rules and regulations for commercially released products in CRHF. Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the rules and regulations of CMS as well as major commercial payers.
  • Perform environmental scanning for a well-defined set of topics pertinent to CRHF diseases, therapies and diagnostic investments and potential future ventures to identify competitive products, environmental changes or trends to support field and BU reimbursement intelligence and strategic and tactical planning. 
  • Contribute to solutions to reimbursement coding, payment and coverage challenges for commercialized products.  
  • Partner with other team members and the US Regional Economic Managers on critical coding, coverage and payment hospital focused messages and development of tools and customer resources. 
  • Contribute to the process for developing new concepts and innovative ways to educate and deliver timely and relevant reimbursement education materials and collaterals and conducting web based training as part of formal and informal knowledge sharing forums.
  • Contribute to reimbursement education programs to internal and external constituents facilitating knowledge transfer and independence through understanding. These programs can include training, best practice sharing, and delivery and sharing of reimbursement expertise and knowledge.
  • Serve as the point of contact and bring experience in supporting clinical trial agreement negotiations and in determination of standard of care and protocol induced procedures.
  • Contribute to and project manage cross-functional projects such as Web Ex and education management, Medtronic apps and coverage policy management.

Must Have; Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree 
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience of healthcare work experience in reimbursement for a medical technology/device company, health care consulting firm, insurance company, healthcare delivery system, government healthcare agency, or medical society.
  • Training or experience in finance/accounting, health economics, health policy, reimbursement, or health services research
  • Project management experience


Nice To Have 

  • One or more of the following coding credentials: RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC or CIRCC
  • MBA, MS, MPH or MHA
  • Proven work experience in providing coding, coverage, and payment advice in a healthcare setting with an emphasis on cardiology. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of U.S. healthcare reimbursement mechanisms (Medicare prospective payment systems, third-party payer coverage, clinical and procedural coding) and regulations related to medical technology products. 
  • Working knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to Medicare rules and coverage policies for cardiac devices.
  • Solid working knowledge of clinical trial policy coverage and understanding of clinical procedures and clinical study design.
  • Able to make recommendations and implement process improvement opportunities. 
  • Able to work independently, cross functionally and as part of a team to problem solve and seek advice when necessary performing work with limited oversight and supervision. 
  • Able to manage multiple tasks with high degree of organization-prioritization skill and attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Customer service focused.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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