Title: Senior Healthcare Data Analyst
Brief Summary of Position
Massachusetts’ Office of Medicaid (MassHealth) is looking for an exceptional Senior Healthcare Data Analyst to join the Office of Analytics. The MassHealth Analytics team produces quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform business decisions at MassHealth. The selected candidate will report to the Manager of Analytics and will collaborate closely with other MassHealth units to identify and answer key analytic questions to inform agency policy and operations.
The Senior Healthcare Data Analyst will work closely with Program and Policy staff to help inform new polices and to ensure effective data-driven decision making on existing programs, such as MassHealth’s new Accountable Care Program. Analytic support will be provided by using SQL, SAS and data visualization tools to identify and understand key drivers of quality, cost and utilization. The ideal candidate will have an interest and comprehension of MassHealth programs in addition to experience interpreting and communicating analytic methods and results to stakeholders. The Senior Analyst may also be required to serve as a subject matter expert (SME) to cross-functional agency-wide initiatives and will be expected to work on multiple concurrent projects and complete deliverables independently.
- 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.
- Provide interpretation of data for key stakeholders and leadership, including identification of patterns and the reporting of any considerations about the results.
- 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 (SQL, SAS, Excel, Cognos, Tableau, 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
- Knowledge of Health Care administrative datasets, such as claims data.
- Experience performing successful analyses under strict timeline pressure.
- Proficient in SAS and/or SQL and other data manipulation tools (e.g. Python, R, Stata).
- 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.
- Masters’ degree in a public policy, public administration, public health, economics, health care administration, epidemiology, statistics, or a related field.
- At least five years of work experience in a healthcare analytic or data management environment.
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