Mathematica Careers

Employer
Mathematica Policy Research
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 15, 2018
Closes
May 29, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Position DescriptionAs a mission-driven, employee owned company, Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information and analysis for our partners and clients. Our multi-disciplinary team of policy experts, health researchers, data analysts, statisticians, and program managers have conducted many important studies of federal and state health programs to improve health care delivery and financing. In particular, we have extensive experience developing Medicaid data files and using them to monitor and enhance Medicaid programs at the state and federal level.Mathematica Policy Research is looking for an individual with experience in state Medicaid policy development or analysis to strengthen our expanding work in this area. The successful candidate for this position must be able to identify emerging trends in state Medicaid programs, demonstrate creative approaches for using Medicaid data to inform policy developments at the state level, and be comfortable working closely and collaboratively with other staff who have diverse research, policy, and technical backgrounds. Preference will be given to individuals who have knowledge of: state Medicaid and CHIP program initiatives; Medicaid/CHIP data and data systems, including eligibility, claims/encounter, and provider data; strategies for measuring and monitoring Medicaid/CHIP program outcomes; and issues related to Medicaid managed care such as contracting, quality monitoring, provider networks, and program integrity.Responsibilities:Provide leadership and vision for the development of analytic work with state Medicaid programsServe as a contact with state Medicaid directors, medical directors, and associated professional organizationsContribute to and lead contracts with state Medicaid agencies that pertain to data file development, the use of data to assess program functioning and outcomes, evolving payment models in Medicaid programs, or provision of technical assistanceLead teams by identifying and appropriately using resources to achieve goals, synthesizing information across multiple sources, and effectively delegating tasks and mentoring staffServe as an internal and external spokesperson for Medicaid work at the state levelLead or contribute to issue briefs, reports, and other publicationsPosition RequirementsTen or more years of experience in leadership roles in a state Medicaid program or a firm that provides research and consultation predominantly to state Medicaid agenciesDemonstrated experience in implementing or assessing evidence-based Medicaid programs and monitoring state Medicaid programs using data analyticsSubstantial, detailed knowledge of Medicaid data systems and their challenges and opportunitiesExperience in planning, motivating, and supervising the work of large teamsSome experience in developing quality measures or applying value-based purchasing methods is preferredExcellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to write clear and concise technical memos and documents and to present to large groupsStrong organizational skills, high level of attention to detail, and flexibility to lead and manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines

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