Title: Senior Healthcare Analyst
Brief Summary of Position:
Massachusetts’ Office of Medicaid (MassHealth) is looking for an exceptional individual to join the Office of Analytics to support key MassHealth initiatives. The MassHealth Analytics team produces quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform business decisions at MassHealth. The selected candidate will collaborate closely with other MassHealth units to identify analytic questions and key timelines. The Senior Healthcare Data Analysts will perform data manipulation and in-depth analysis of complex health care data using programming languages such as SAS and SQL to produce analyses on costs, quality, utilization, and outcomes. The Senior Healthcare Data Analyst will have an opportunity to inform business decisions through analyses, so the ideal candidate will have an interest and understanding of MassHealth programs, and be able to use healthcare data in order to inform decision making and drive solutions. This position will be located in Quincy, MA.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead analyses and produce standard reports using healthcare claims which support the development, implementation, and monitoring of MassHealth programs.
- Create specifications and logic to perform analyses that support program goals or answer questions about MassHealth populations.
- Manipulate and build datasets from claims and encounter data to support analyses through use of efficient SAS/SQL code.
- Serve as a subject matter data expert for MassHealth programs, providing insight into the capabilities and limitations of MassHealth data to members of program teams.
- Analyze, interpret, and present information from multiple data sources utilizing a broad array of technology resources (Cognos, Excel, SAS, Access, PowerPoint, SQL, etc.).
- Develop in-depth understanding of MassHealth data and programs.
- Manage and prioritize analytic requests from several departments within MassHealth.
- Liaise with and manage Data Warehouse staff to build tools that require Data Warehouse development staff, and to ensure that development timelines crucial to program operations are met.
- Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders and respond to requests.
- Manage a multitude of complex tasks simultaneously, including prioritizing various tasks, analyzing and evaluating policy and program issues and ensuring that tasks are brought to completion.
- Plan, organize, and direct project team meetings.
- Ability to use data to communicate effectively.
- Can take initiative and work on projects independently.
- Mentor junior analysts.
- At least five years of work experience in a healthcare analytic or data management environment.
- Masters’ degree in a public policy, public administration, public health, economics, health care administration, epidemiology, statistics, or a related field.
- Experience performing successful analyses under strict timeline pressure.
- Proficient in SAS and/or SQL, ACCESS, and other data manipulation tools.
- Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Advanced understanding of health care administrative data and complex healthcare databases.
- Knowledge of health care terminology and use of diagnoses, revenue codes, etc.
- Experience leading project-based teams on complex, long-term initiatives.
- Experience working with actuaries, clinicians, health policy experts, and other subject matter experts.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders and partners.
- Ability to work with technical staff, including programming staff and analytic contractors.
- Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.
- Knowledge of the Massachusetts health care industry and market dynamics.
- Knowledge of payment reform and care delivery reform strategies, including an understanding of the relationship between payment reforms, delivery system change, quality improvement, and patient satisfaction.
- Ability to prioritize numerous tasks, under time constraints, and changing priorities.
- MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience.*
III. A Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.
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