The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a health policy analyst to serve on the Commission’s staff. The ideal candidate will have specific experience with Medicare’s payment systems (either fee-for-service or private plans) and related Medicare policies.
MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and health plans, and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries.
MedPAC analytic staff members evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. They also provide technical support as needed to Congressional committees through memos and briefings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically mandated by the Congress.
The candidate chosen for the position will evaluate current and alternative Medicare payment policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in public meetings. They will provide technical support as needed to Congressional committees through memos and briefings. The analyst must be able to frame policy questions, develop research plans, and simulate the effect of payment policies on providers. They must be willing to work independently with supervision or as part of a team.
- Ability to analyze Medicare policies affecting health care providers, identify issues of relevance to the Congress, develop policy options and evaluate their implications.
- Ability to investigate complex issues and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information.
- Ability to research Federal regulations or similar sources on Medicare’s policies affecting health care providers and develop familiarity with academic literature on Medicare’s payment policies specific to a provider sector (e.g., hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physicians, managed care plans, etc.).
- Ability to conduct quantitative analyses. The ability to conduct primary data analysis using statistical software (e.g., SAS, Stata, etc.), is extremely advantageous, but not a prerequisite for the position.
- Ability to research varied topics related to Medicare’s payment policies as needed by the Commission.
Writing and communications skills:
- Ability to produce high-quality written work on time.
- Strong speaking skills to present research at MedPAC’s public meetings. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate complex technical concepts and analyses to both technical and nontechnical audiences.
Education and experience:
- A graduate degree in economics, health services research, public policy, public health, health administration, or related field.
- At least two years of post-graduate experience with federal or state government, a policy research organization, academic institution, insurer or health plan, or a health care provider organization.
Salary commensurate with experience. Duty station is Washington, DC; part-time telework is available. U.S. citizenship required. To apply, please send a resume or curriculum vita to firstname.lastname@example.org.