Mathematica is searching for analysts with experience in Medicaid policy and programs at either the state or federal level. In particular, we are looking for individuals who can support current and emerging work across any number of areas related to monitoring and improving Medicaid programs such as: Medicaid managed care programs, value-based purchasing and alternative payment models, measures of delivery and quality of services for beneficiaries, data analytics, and outcomes of innovative programs and policies. Additionally, Medicaid analysts will work on or support project management, change management, and business development. Medicaid analysts work on a variety of projects spanning policy and programmatic areas as well as program evaluation and implementation support. Candidates do not need to have experience in all of these areas but should have substantial experience in at least one of them.
Medicaid analysts will likely be connected to 2-3 projects at a time, with many projects requiring team leadership and direct-client contact. Across all projects, Medicaid analysts are expected to:
- Lead or participate actively and thoughtfully in multidisciplinary teams to implement and monitor policy and programs, drawing on your past experience with Medicaid programs
- Apply rigorous analytic thinking to the collection and interpretation of quantitative and/or qualitative data, including analysis of Medicaid administrative data, managed care data, and site visits or telephone interviews with state and federal officials, health plan representatives, and providers
- Bring creative ideas to the development of proposals for new projects
- Provide the energy, direction, and organization needed to help keep projects on time and on budget and facilitate communications across and between internal and external stakeholders.
- Contribute to the growth, expertise, and institutional knowledge of staff working in the Medicaid area
Specific project or new business development activities may include:
- Conducting research projects on topics related to state and federal Medicaid policy
- Providing technical assistance to federal and state Medicaid stakeholders
- Assisting with quantitative analyses using Medicaid enrollment, claims, and program data to support program monitoring, improvement, or evaluation
- Developing technical specifications, user manuals, and other documentation to support the implementation of reporting systems and analytic tools
- Authoring client memos, technical assistance tools, issue briefs, chapters of analytic reports, and webinar presentations
- Master’s degree or equivalent in data analytics, public policy, economics, statistics, public health, behavioral or social sciences, or a related field, and at least 3 years of experience working in health policy or health research, with a substantial portion of that time focused on some aspect of the Medicaid program at the state or federal level; or a bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of state or federal Medicaid experience.
- Strong foundation in quantitative and/or qualitative methods and a broad understanding of Medicaid program and policy issues
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to write clear and concise policy and/or technical memos and documents for diverse stakeholder audiences including program administrators and policymakers
- Demonstrated ability to lead tasks or deliverables and coordinate the work of multidisciplinary teams
- Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; flexibility to manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadlines.