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Mathematica Advisory Services Analyst - Medicaid in Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • 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 using data science and analytics. 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 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. Learn more about our benefits here: https://www.mathematica.org/career-opportunities/benefits-at-a-glance.

 

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, long-term services and supports, 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.  These projects range from data analytics to  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 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/encounter, financial 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

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Qualifications:  

  • 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

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), and contact information for three references. 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.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on a project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.

Available Locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Woodlawn, MD; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Chicago, IL; Remote

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $70,000 - $95,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on individual and company performance.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

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.

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