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Advisory Services Analyst - Federal Value-Based Care

Job ID 2054-2

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here:

Mathematica is searching for analysts with experience or interest in providing technical assistance or operational support for Medicare payment policy and programs at either the provider, health system, or federal level. We are looking for individuals who can support current and emerging work related to Medicare programs focused on implementing, monitoring, and improving value-based care and alternative payment models. This role will primarily focus on two key offerings; (1) providing operational research support to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help develop and/or implement new value-based payment policies and programs, or (2) providing technical assistance to stakeholders, such as state and federal health agencies or health care providers.  Additionally, as needed, Medicare analysts will work on or support project management, change management, and business development.

Medicare analysts will likely be staffed on 2-3 projects at a time, with many projects requiring client contact. Across all projects, Medicare analysts are expected to:

  • Participate actively and thoughtfully in multidisciplinary teams to implement and monitor policy and programs
  • Provide the direction and organization needed to help keep tasks or projects on time and on budget and facilitate communications across and between internal and external stakeholders
  • Apply analytic thinking to support clients in the development of quality improvement strategies or technical assistance plans based on available data and subject matter expertise
  • Contribute to the growth, expertise, and institutional knowledge of staff working in the Medicare area
  • Bring creative ideas to the development of proposals for new projects

Specific project or new business development activities may include:

  • Supporting the implementation of alternative payment models
  • Providing technical assistance to health care providers, state agencies, or federal staff including designing webinars and other virtual events or responding to questions from stakeholders
  • Authoring client memos, technical assistance tools, issue briefs, chapters of reports, webinar or virtual event presentations, and interview and focus group protocols
  • Supporting quantitative analysis and data-oriented tasks needed to implement and analyze payment policies and program
  • Supporting project management and operations activities, such as monitoring designing and implementing tools and processes to help organize data and manage teams

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public policy, public administration, public health, behavioral or social sciences, or a related field; or a bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of experience working in health policy or health research
  • Strong understanding of or interest in Medicare policy and programs
  • Strong analytic skills, including knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, specifically the ability to write clear and concise materials and to speak with clients diplomatically.
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; flexibility to manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadlines
  • Ability to think critically and creatively to solve problems and respond to client requests in situations where guidance is unclear or absent
  • Work experience with a state or federal agency, a health care system, a foundation, or health care program is highly desirable

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume. Please also provide a writing sample that demonstrates policy analysis or program operation and monitoring skills, and reflects independent analysis and writing, such as a white paper or decision memo. You will also be asked to provide your desired salary range during the application process.

Available Locations: Remote; Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Oakland, CA; Chicago, IL

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $70,000 - $90,000 annually.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Additionally, if you participate in/complete the application process and are denied, Mathematica may choose to terminate your employment.

Although Mathematica does not require vaccination from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, various projects or agencies may require documentation of vaccination (or an approved exception/accommodation).

We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems and to share the responsibility and enjoyment of carrying out complex projects. This collegial spirit has helped us earn our reputation for innovative and high quality work.

One of Mathematica’s core values is a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives, and our mission to improve societal well-being is strengthened by a greater understanding of issues and challenges facing the populations we serve. Mathematica’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven into our everyday actions, policies, and practices—including decisions regarding recruitment, training, compensation, and promotion. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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