University of Washington School of Public Health
Third Party Payer Coordinator - Epidemiology & Response Division
Closing Date: April 17, 2018
Posted: April 5, 2018
Purpose of Position: This position is located in the Epidemiology and Response Division of the Department of Health. This position will improve safe prescribing practices and work to prevent prescription drug overuse, misuse, abuse, and overdose. Incumbent will work with Medicaid and insurance companies to implement key aspects of CDC prescribing guidelines through third-party payer mechanisms, such as prior authorization and drug formularies.
This position will ensure that alternate types of pain management treatment are eligible for coverage, and increase the availability and coverage of naloxone and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Incumbent will develop new prescription opioid and naloxone policies, initiatives, and tasks as well as research insurance practices and strategies other states and agencies are pursuing. This position will conduct policy analysis of legislation and participate in strategic planning regarding overdose prevention strategies. This position is a Pay Band 75.