Each year, APTA seeks to nominate a member to serve on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). MACPAC is a non-partisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis and makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the states on a wide array of issues affecting Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
APTA Engage is being utilized to identify individuals who are interested in being nominated by APTA to serve on MACPAC. Potential candidates should have background and expertise in Medicaid and CHIP payment and coverage policies, and if selected, must be willing and able to represent the physical therapy profession in its entirety.
This is not an APTA-appointed position. When APTA nominates a candidate, the nomination is sent directly to the Comptroller General of the United States, the director of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), who is responsible for appointing individuals to serve as members of MACPAC. GAO is responsible for selecting appointees and any future communications on appointment status will come directly from GAO.
The commission’s 17 members serve 3-year terms with the terms subject to renewal. The law requires that the commission comprise a mix of individuals with expertise in Federal safety net health programs, health finance and economics, actuarial science, health plans and integrated delivery systems, reimbursement for health care, health information technology, and other providers of health services, public health, and other related fields. Commissioners include physicians, dentists, and other health professionals, employers, third-party payers, etc. This opportunity will require travel to Washington, DC, with a time commitment of approximately 25 hours per month.
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