For six decades, we’ve been working to advance cardiovascular health by transforming the standard of care and bringing innovation to areas of high unmet need.CVD is the #1 cause of death worldwide. In fact, CVD is responsible for more deaths than all cancers combined. And after a decade of decline, the number of deaths is on the rise again. Evidence suggests the pandemic led to the worsening of CV outcomes. This burden is likely to escalate and overwhelm society if we do not make significant changes to curtail the rising incidence. ASCVD accounts for 85% of CVD deaths and addressing key risk factors – such as elevated LDL-C and Lp(a) – can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.Job Purpose: The Associate Director, Access & Reimbursement, CRM is a remote/field-based role that covers the following states but not limited to, Portland, Bend, Salem, Oregon, & Vancouver, Washington. Candidate must reside within territory, or within a reasonable daily commuting distance of 60 miles from territory border.The Associate Director, Access & Reimbursement (ADAR) is a field-based role that proactively provides in person (or virtual as needed) education to defined accounts within their assigned geographies on a wide range of access and reimbursement topics and needs (see below) in support of aligned product(s) strategy. ADARs primarily focus on accounts with increased process and workflow complexity, typically including centralized and decentralized systems of care, integrated delivery networks, academic medical institutions, large multi-provider specialty practices, and alternate sites of care. ADARs will serve as the access and reimbursement lead in business-to-business conversations with account executives. The ADAR role is responsible for managing the pull-through of access and reimbursement strategy and downstream operations within their aligned accounts. ADARs are expected to have deep expertise in communicating requirements and addressing barriers associated with local payer policy coverage, multi-channel acquisition pathways, billing and coding (as needed), claims processing, reimbursement, and integration of manufacturer support programs into a range of account workflows. ADAR will continually need to demonstrate a keen ability to problem solve and manage multiple projects.ADARs partner closely with other Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) field associates, including Customer Engagement (Sales) and Market Access, representing NPC with the highest integrity in accordance with NPC Values and Behaviors. ADARs will also be required to coordinate and communicate cross-functionally within NPC (e.g., Patient Support Center, Customer Engagement, Marketing, Market Access, Public Affairs, State & Government Affairs, Trade, Specialty Pharmacy Account Management, and other applicable third-party affiliates).Your Key Responsibilities: • Interact with large, complex accounts to support patient access within their aligned therapeutic area product(s), proactively provide face-to-face education on programs to providers and staff in order to support integration of those products into office processes and workflows.• Work with key members of therapeutic area offices (e.g., executives, providers, administrators, billing and coding staff, claims departments, revenue cycle managers) in order to appropriately support patient access to products. • Ability to analyze problems and offer solutions. Understand specifics and support questions associated with patient reimbursement and coordinate on reimbursement issues with third party payers at the provider-level. Analyze account reimbursement issues & opportunities (as needed). Identifies trends at a local, regional and national level and partner with purpose internally and externally to support patient pull-through.• Supports pull through on local coverage decisions to enable meaningful patient access within the system. Proactively communicate policy changes or issues that could potentially affect other departments.• Maintain expertise in regional and local access landscape, anticipating changes in the healthcare landscape, and act as their aligned therapeutic area product(s) reimbursement expert (as needed).• Collaborate with aligned cross-functional associates within NPC (see above) to share insights on customer needs and barriers for their aligned therapeutic area product(s) related to access and reimbursement.• Maintain a deep understanding of NPC policies and requirements and perform all responsibilities with integrity and in a manner consistent with company guidance and prescribed Values and Behaviors. Handle Patient Identifiable Information (PII) appropriately (understand and ensure compliance with HIPPA and other privacy laws and regulations and internal Company compliance guidelines).Buy and Bill Specific• Assess access situation within the assigned geography and develop appropriate Plan of Action (POA). Communicate POA to appropriate personnel.• Responsible for establishing preferred acquisition pathways. Educate on and support buy-and-bill end-to-end processes, workflows, and facility pull-through in complex accounts, including scenarios of centralized and decentralized acquisition, and use of alternative channels such as white bagging, clear bagging, brown bagging, and alternate site of care for administration.• Educates relevant stakeholders on logistics related to ordering, payment, inventory, and product returns & replacement.• Analyze reimbursement issues & opportunities, anticipating changes in the healthcare landscape, and act as the designated reimbursement expert for offices and field teams.• Accountable for engagement with non-prescribers, for example pharmacy, system leadership, financial counselors, office administrators, revenue cycle managers, etc.Novartis Compensation and Benefit Summary: The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $174,400.00 and $261,600.00/ year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/23 through 12/31/23, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.