Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute
About the BCBSMA Foundation and MMPI: http://bluecrossmafoundation.org/
The mission of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation (BCBSMA Foundation) is to expand access to health care for vulnerable and low-income people in the Commonwealth. We collaborate with public and private organizations to broaden health coverage and reduce barriers to care, through grants, research, and policy initiatives. Our work served as a catalyst for the pioneering Massachusetts health care reform law enacted in 2006, and we have sponsored ongoing research on the law’s impact. The BCBSMA Foundation received an initial endowment from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in 2001, and that endowment has grown to approximately $110 million. The BCBSMA Foundation operates separately from the company and is governed by its own Board of Directors. It is the largest private health philanthropy in the state.
The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI)—a program of the BCBSMA Foundation—is an independent and nonpartisan source of information and analysis about the Massachusetts Medicaid program, “MassHealth.” MMPI is a unique program in Massachusetts whose mission is to promote the development of effective Medicaid policy solutions through research and policy analysis. MMPI promotes broad understanding of MassHealth and its interrelatedness with other health care programs for low income people, and seeks to create a rigorous and thoughtful public discussion of the program’s successes and the challenges ahead. It collaborates with a wide spectrum of policy makers, legislators, researchers, providers, advocacy groups, consumer organizations, business and other stakeholders. MMPI has a proven track record of contributing valuable resources and hosting convenings of diverse stakeholders to inform the policy and program dialogue pertaining to the MassHealth program and health care policy more broadly in Massachusetts.
The BCBSMA Foundation and MMPI have a longstanding focus on and commitment to promoting access to care and coverage and eliminating barriers to care. Beginning in 2014, the BCBSMA Foundation underwent a strategic refresh process, identifying access to behavioral health services and to those interventions related to social determinants of health as new areas of focus alongside a continued commitment to coverage and care.
The Director of Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) will report to the Senior Director of Policy and Research. He/She will work in partnership with the BCBSMA Foundation President and Senior Director of Policy and Research in the development and implementation of a strategic agenda for policy and research work focused on Medicaid and the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, specifically. The agenda shall seek to further the overall mission and strategic agenda of the BCBSMA Foundation and promote the dissemination of nonpartisan information and analysis about MassHealth and the development of effective Medicaid policy solutions through research and policy analysis.
This position requires a strong understanding of MassHealth and its interrelatedness with other health care programs for low income people. In addition, this position entails collaboration with a wide spectrum of policy makers, legislators, researchers, providers, advocacy groups, consumer organizations, business and other stakeholders.
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How to apply: To nominate a candidate, or to apply, forward resume and one-page cover letter in confidence to E. Catlin Donnelly & Associates at: firstname.lastname@example.org
E. Catlin Donnelly & Associates is conducting the search. Please do not apply directly to BCBSMA Foundation or the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute.
Health Law Advocates
Join a leading non-profit, public interest law firm dedicated to protecting consumers’ right to access health care through individual and class-action cases,policy initiatives and systemic challenges.
Health Law Advocates (HLA) is a non-profit, public interest law firm committed to ensuring universal access to quality health care in Massachusetts. HLA is seeking a Legal Director to expand its litigation capacity and mentor and lead its team of dedicated in-house and volunteer lawyers in representing low-income residents. The Legal Director will join a highly regarded organization with a 22-year track record of successful legal advocacy to break down barriers to health care. This newly created position is a great opportunity to make a difference on a range of cutting-edge health care issues, to expand the impact of this very important organization.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced and skillful litigator who shares HLA’s commitment to health care equity and social justice. They will be a strategic thinker, able to identify issues and trends to inform policy development and prioritize litigation. An excellent communicator and relationship builder, they will also possess a strong understanding of state government, to enhance HLA’s ability to engage with the state to influence policy.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Legal Director will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of HLA’s Legal Department and play a hands-on leadership role in representing health care consumers in both individual and class action cases. While today much of HLA’s legal activities focus on representing individuals in administrative agencies, expanding the department’s litigation capacity will be a major priority, to broaden the array of services offered to consumers and deepen HLA’s impact. The Legal Director will play an important part in cultivating HLA’s networks and relationships, and help to lead and foster a culture that is positive, collaborative and committed to excellence.
Health Law Advocates is an AA/EO Employer. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.
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How to apply: To nominate a candidate, or to apply, forward resume and one-page cover letter in confidence to E. Catlin Donnelly & Associates at: email@example.com
E. Catlin Donnelly & Associates is conducting the search. Please do not apply directly to HLA.