Manager, Physician Payment and Practice Innovation 

About Us



The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the premier professional association for rehabilitation physicians, has an immediate opening for a Manager, Reimbursement and Practice Innovation to join our team. We are working a hybrid schedule with 2 days required in our Rosemont, IL office.

AAPM&R serves more than 9,000 board certified physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (one of 24 ABMS certified board-certified medical specialties). For more information, visit

General Summary:

A forward-thinking health care association professional with experience with physician reimbursement and in equipping physicians for practice transformation. Serves as staff liaison for the Innovative Payment and Practice Models Committee, engaging in advocacy and member education related to value-based care and alternative payment models. Leads the Academy’s work in telehealth, specifically in implementation and exploration of future directions. Advocates for members, including PM&R physicians in private practice, by interfacing with payors and regulators and offering payment and coverage support to members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Innovative Payment and Practice Models Committee (35%)

  • Serves as a staff liaison to the Innovative Payment and Practice Models Committee.Liaison duties include establishing annual priorities, recruiting members, reviewing and synthesizing Committee deliverables and background materials, engaging in regulatory advocacy, fostering ongoing communication with members and relevant stakeholders, planning in person meetings and conference calls, setting meeting agendas, preparing minutes, and budgets.
  • Promotes collaboration where appropriate with other medical specialties, regulatory bodies, payers, and other key stakeholders .Represents the Academy at meetings with regulatory agencies as well as with partnering medical specialties.
  • Performs research and analysis of payment model-related proposals, regulatory documents, articles, clinical practice guidelines, etc. to help set the Academy’s advocacy agenda and priorities.

Telehealth Efforts (25%) 

  • Manages the Academy’s efforts related to telehealth, including facilitation of the upcoming Telehealth Technology Summit, regulatory advocacy, and member education.
  • Performs research and analysis of telehealth-related regulatory and legislative documents, articles, etc. to help set the Academy’s advocacy agenda and priorities.

Health Policy Department Responsibilities (20%)

  • Leads the development and dissemination of member education deliverables, such as news articles or webinars, related to telehealth, value-based care and payment innovation, pain management, and payor policy.
  • Drafts member communications, correspondence, position statements, updates to committees and the Board of Governors, and talking points. Regularly provides relevant updates in the Academy’s member-facing online and print publications.
  • Serves as a contributing member of the HPPS team, providing support to the Reimbursement and Policy Review Committee, Health Policy, Practice, and Advocacy Committee, and Practice Management Strategic Planning Committee as needed.

Pain Management Work (10%)

  • Serves as the health policy lead on pain management including developing position statements and comment letters on issues impacting PM&R physicians and patients and serving as the Academy’s staff liaison to relevant external workgroups including the AMA Substance Abuse and Pain Care Task Force.

Payor Policy Advocacy (10%)

  • Provides payment policy support to Academy members, to include payor relations, payment policy advocacy, and payment policy education.
  • Responds to coding and billing inquiries from Academy members.
  • Responds to coverage inquiries and requests from industry.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills and the ability to prioritize, balance, and coordinate multiple projects and effectively plan and execute meetings.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to convey complex financial and healthcare material clearly and accurately.
  • Experience with telehealth, physician reimbursement and value-based care.
  • Experience with reviewing medical insurance policies and familiarity with AMA CPT® coding.
  • Self-motivated with proven interpersonal and team skills, including the ability to work productively with physicians and colleagues from other organizations.
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Internet navigation.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English required.
  • Capability to effectively collaborate within and across departments in order to achieve both departmental and organizational goals.
  • Maintains high professional standards of integrity, ethics, and commitment to the goals of AAPM&R.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health policy, health care economics, public health or public policy related field. Master’s degree in relevant field a plus.
  • A minimum of three and preferably five or more years of direct experience in a health care field preferably with a medical specialty society, hospital, rehabilitation organization, or health insurance company.

Estimated Travel:

  • 5% annually.
  • Position includes occasional evening conference calls and weekend meetings.

How to Apply For a Job with AAPM&R

Submit your cover letter, resume, salary history, and position of interest to: No faxing or phone inquiries please.

  • AAPM&R offers an excellent hybrid work environment, competitive salary, and a very comprehensive benefits package. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  AAPM&R instituted a Covid 19 vaccine for all employees. It is required as a condition of employment.
  • Must have access to Rosemont, IL office on a weekly basis.