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Director, HEMA Neuromodulation Access Policy & Strategy Job

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Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: Valencia, CA, US, 91355

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-MA-Marlborough; US-MN-Arden Hills; US-MN-Maple Grove; US-MN-Minneapolis; US-TX-Austin; US-TX-Dallas; US-TX-Houston

 

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At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.

 

About the role
The Director of Access Policy & Strategy for Healthcare Economics and Market Access (HEMA) plays a critical role in the development and execution of patient access, reimbursement and adoption strategies globally for the Boston Scientific Neuromodulation division. As a subject matter expert with proven track record of functional success, the Director will inform access policy with support and collaboration with key constituencies within and outside of the company. He or she will engage with key decision makers and have demonstrated expertise working with agencies including the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Working closely with internal stakeholders, this individual will further inform product development, from conception and throughout the product development life cycle. The Director will also serve as a functional leader on both HEMA and divisional management teams and represent Boston Scientific HEMA at the divisional level with outside organizations. 
 
Location: Preferred to be in Valencia, California. Flexibility to work remotely but must be near a major airport and have the ability to travel as needed for the role.
 
Your responsibilities will include:

 

  • Global Access Support & Thought Partnership:  Understand and anticipate global data requirements, supporting data development and value analyses relevant to diverse economic stakeholders, payer archetypes and ecosystems globally. 
  • Access Policy & Rule Making:  Monitor health policy and regulatory developments that impact the reimbursement of BSC products. Inform and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in the formation of access policies affecting divisional and portfolio interests. 
  • U.S. CMS Expertise:  Proactively engage in the U.S. CMS rule making process, work through others including Government Affairs and support activities including reimbursement and rate setting, value-based health care initiatives, demonstration projects, insurance coverage and analyses, and related Medicare, State Medicaid, as well as U.S. Military Health initiatives while informing business planning and decision making. 
  • Portfolio Filing Preparations:  Anticipate and lead in the preparation of relevant submissions enabling timely access to novel as well as established medical and data analytics technologies (e.g. coding applications, coverage submissions, HTA evaluations, funding resources, innovation funds and others). 
  • HEOR Publication Planning:  Contribute to the development of clinical and economic outcomes research, value analyses and publications relevant to access strategies across the portfolio and pipeline. 
  • Stakeholder Engagement:  Build relationships in key markets with government, physician, hospital, and third-party payer influencers and decision makers. Lead functional advisory boards, access insight and collaborate on relevant public affairs campaigns through BSC or external coalitions. 
  • Stakeholder Education & Awareness:  Lead functional educational and awareness campaigns relevant to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Value Analyses & Messaging:  Collaborate with cross-functional teams in the development and communication of economic value messages to support product adoption.
  • Product Development:  Provide functional input to portfolio and business development decisions to ensure health economics and market access needs are incorporated into product development plans and timelines; ensure all necessary new product development deliverables are completed on time and on budget.
  • Inform Strategic Pricing:  Support strategic pricing activities in collaboration with commercial leaders within the neuromodulation division.
  • Functional Leadership & Representation:  Actively participate within leadership teams and communities of interests, presenting information and strategies aligned with business plan expectations. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 

 
What we're looking for:
Successful candidates will have experience in the areas of market access, policy and healthcare economic outcomes research. He or she will have a proven track record of success, including direct contributions in securing access for novel technologies, participation within the CMS rule making process, and a legacy of functional leadership within the medical device market space.  

The incumbent will possess strong capabilities in areas such as influence, communication, collaboration and accomplishment. Candidates will exhibit a sense of urgency and possess outstanding communication skills with the ability to present information to a broad and diverse group of key stakeholders. The role is ideal for candidates who enjoy developing and executing strategies within complex health systems and payer archetypes. 
 
Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred (e.g. JD, MD, MBA, MHP, etc.).
  • Minimum 10+ years of functional experience 
  • Experience within the medical device market space preferred
  • Experience working with U.S. public health authorities, including CMS, State Medicaid and Military Health systems. 
  • Experience working with national and regional, commercial health plans, third party utilization management organizations, HTAs as well as U.S. integrated delivery care systems and payer archetypes.
  • Strong understanding of data and operational requirements of the economic stakeholder. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute access strategies for innovative medical technologies.
  • Good working knowledge of U.S. hospital, ambulatory surgery center and physician office financial and practice management systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and people leadership skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross functionally, and across a matrixed organization achieving qualitative and quantitative business results. 
     

 

Requisition ID: 483719

 

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.

 

So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!

 

At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 

Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

 


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