Manager, Government Programs

Managed Care Operations Chicago, Illinois


Company: Oak Street Health

Title: Manager - Government Programs

Location: Chicago (Partial WFH)

Oak Street Health is a rapidly growing company of primary care centers for adults on Medicare in medically-underserved communities where there is little to no quality healthcare. Oak Street’s care is based on an entirely new model that is based on value for its patients, not on volume of services. The company is accountable for its patients’ health, spending more than twice as long with its patients and taking on the risks and costs of their care. For more information, visit

Role Description

This role will serve as lead for government programs in which Oak Street participates, such as the Medicare Shared Savings and Direct Contract Programs. This individual will work cross-functionally and serve as the key liaison with both Field and Corporate teams on all strategic and operational matters concerning these programs. This is a fast-paced, high-visibility role to ensure Oak Street’s successful participation in these programs and enable more program beneficiaries to access care at Oak Street.



  • Provide day-to-day strategic and operational leadership for Direct Contracting, Medicare Shared Savings, and future innovative payment models

  • Own policy review and offer subject matter expertise to Oak Street teams with regards to new value-based programs and payment models

  • Support Oak Street departments with implementing related initiatives

  • Inform and empower Oak Street teams and executives through regular communication and program updates

  • Plan and facilitate meetings with relevant stakeholders and governing bodies

  • Take ownership of programmatic milestones, deadlines, and reporting with government agencies

  • In partnership with Oak Street’s Government Relations team, support advocacy initiatives

  • Liaise with government counterparts and represent Oak Street at related meetings and events

  • Support vendor review, contracting, and management, as needed

  • Support financial analyses and planning, as needed

  • Explore new government programs and make recommendations to Oak Street leadership, where applicable

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a motivated leader with:

  • Experience managing existing government value-based programs such as the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Direct Contracting, etc.

  • Ability to build trust and effectively collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including effective engagement with senior audiences 

  • Demonstrated track record of taking ownership and delivering results across a range of programs and initiatives

  • Ability to seamlessly manage both detailed program requirements and big picture strategy

  • Microsoft Office / Google Suite experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • US work authorization

  • Someone who embodies being “Oaky”

What does being “Oaky” look like?

  • Radiating positive energy

  • Assuming good intentions

  • Creating an unmatched patient experience

  • Driving clinical excellence

  • Taking ownership and delivering results

  • Being scrappy

Why Oak Street?

Oak Street Health offers our coworkers the opportunity to be at the forefront of a revolution in healthcare, as well as:

  • Collaborative and energetic culture

  • Fast-paced and innovative environment

  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation and sick time, generous 401K match with immediate vesting, and health benefits

Oak Street Health is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage all interested readers to apply to