Center For Health Information And Analysis Senior Health Policy Analyst, Health System Quality in Boston, Massachusetts
The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to monitor the Massachusetts health care system and to provide reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access, and outcomes.
CHIA’s Health Informatics and Reporting (HIR) unit is seeking a Senior Analyst to support the team’s growing portfolio of analytic initiatives, with a focus on health care system quality reporting, which inform the Commonwealth’s health policy community. The HIR team’s analytic domains cover a wide range of subject areas, including monitoring health care expenditures, insurance coverage and costs, service utilization, price variation, alternative payment methods, and quality. This is a full-time position normally based in the Center’s office near Copley Square in Boston; currently, the Center’s staff is working remotely. The successful candidate must be prepared to work remotely upon hire and available to work in CHIA’s offices when we reopen on a hybrid in person/remote basis.
Specifically the Senior Analyst will apply her/his knowledge of data, analytic methods, and the health policy landscape to execute projects and generate impactful products. Specifically, the Senior Analyst will:
Conduct literature reviews and draft summary briefs related to quality measures and measurement policy, available quality data sources, data collection approaches, and other health policy topics, as requested.
Utilize CHIA’s data assets, which include the state’s All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) and other data submitted to the agency, to monitor trends in health care system quality and utilization (e.g., physician services, hospital care, prescription drugs, etc.);
Collaborate across the team to incorporate quality data into broader reporting on the health care system, and to provide analytic support on other projects related to insurance coverage, health care spending, and alternative payment methods;
Produce clear and comprehensive written analyses and data visualizations for distribution to internal and external audiences;
Support inter-agency workgroups and initiatives, including project management and coordination;
Draft technical documents detailing methodologies, data sources, and analytical processes;
Serve as a resource for external stakeholders that use CHIA’s data and publications for policy analysis;
Apply effective data quality assurance protocols throughout the course of assignments;
Participate in stakeholder sessions and internal meetings on related projects, and communicate with project lead to scope and track project components to agency deadlines.
Analytic skills in order to interpret, manipulate, profile, document, and analyze different datasets;
Experience analyzing health plan claims and eligibility data to support quality measurement reporting (e.g., HEDIS, AHRQ-MEPS, HCUP, etc.);
Working knowledge of the Massachusetts health care system, including familiarity with health policy;
The ability to manage and advance multiple assignments with competing deadlines;
The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with staff from across the agency;
Strong communication skills to convey complex information to diverse audiences;
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
Familiarity with data visualization and other business intelligence tools like Tableau and PowerBI;
Experience with statistical programs (R, SAS, etc.), SQL, and/or relational databases.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicant must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time professional experience in business administration, health care planning or administration, public health policy or administration, human services policy analyses or administration, economics, the major duties of which included financial analysis of costs, expenses and revenue and/or the development, implementation and monitoring of the health care service delivery system and pricing methods.
I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in health care administration, hospital administration, public health or health services administration, accounting, business administration, business management, public policy, public administration, economics, or similar degree may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.*
II. A graduate degree with a major in health care administration, hospital administration, public health or health services administration, accounting, business administration, business management, public policy, public administration, economics, or a similar degree may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required experience.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
75% state paid medical insurance premium
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
Extended Illness program participation
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Bargaining Unit: 06 NAGE, Reimbursement Systems Analyst III, Grade 15
The full time salary range for this position is $66,980.42 - $96,568.16.
At CHIA, we are committed to earning a reputation as a great place to work and build a career. So if you’re excited to be part of a diverse and innovative team responsible for identifying opportunities to improve health care in Massachusetts, come join us! To apply and for more information visit: https://www.chiamass.gov/join-our-team/
CHIA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tonya Bourassa 617-701-8127.
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In compliance with federal laws, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
CHIA has adopted Executive Order #595: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Executive Department Employees
As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or boosters prior to the finalization of the hiring process. Details relating to complying with this requirement will be provided to finalists.
Finalists who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for a reasonable accommodation.
Executive order can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/august-19-2021-executive-department-employee-vaccination-order
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