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Abt Associates Digital Medicaid Senior Analyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Abt is seeking a Health Policy and Governance Senior Analyst with experience in Medicaid, managed care, digital solutions, analytics and automation, and technical assistance. This role will primarily support a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) project related to Medicaid, managed care, and analytics and automation.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of research and analysis tasks by collecting, compiling, validating, interpreting, and analyzing Medicaid and managed care data trends using standard practices and techniques.

  • Drafts and manages the implementation of procedures for data collection, manipulation, and analysis during all project phases.

  • Develops and contributes to digital solutions that introduce process improvements, policy analysis, contract review automation, and analytic files and outputs.

  • May participate in the establishment of new or revised systems, policies, or methods.

  • May devise methods and lead the design of modeling, simulation or simple to moderately complex forecasting using standard statistical software packages.

Preferred Qualifications

A Senior Professional applies advanced knowledge of a job area, typically obtained through advanced education and work experience. For this work, we are seeking Medicaid and managed care knowledge, with digital solutions and analytics experience. Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives. Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Contributes to completion of specific programs and projects. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources. Responsibilities may include:

  • Managing projects, tasks, and subtasks, working independently with limited supervision

  • Coaching and reviewing the work of lower-level professionals.

  • Problems faced are difficult and sometimes complex.

  • Will have frequent inter-organizational and client contacts. Expected to advance client intimacy.

  • Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree + Five years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Three years of relevant experience, or PhD

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately $69,118.15 to $110,589.04 and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographic location. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top global research firms and one of the international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.