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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Career > Senior Analyst / Principal Policy Analyst – Medicare Payment Policy

Senior Analyst / Principal Policy Analyst – Medicare Payment Policy

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a senior health policy analyst committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment.  We are currently seeking candidates with general experience with Medicare’s payment systems, who can cover a variety of short-term and long-term projects on a range of payment policy areas, as required. Depending on qualifications, exceptionally well-qualified applicants may be considered at the Principal Policy Analyst level.  We anticipate filling multiple positions from this posting; we are particularly interested in candidates with experience in Medicare’s physician fee schedule and related policies or in Medicare’s payment system for acute care hospitals, but we will consider qualified candidates with expertise in other sectors (e.g., post-acute care, Medicare Advantage, etc.).

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.

Senior analysts / principal policy analysts must be able to frame policy questions and develop research plans with minimal supervision. They must be able to work independently or as part of a team, taking or giving direction as needed for a particular project.

Analytical skills:

  • Ability to analyze Medicare policies, identify issues of relevance to the Congress, develop policy options and evaluate their implications
  • Resourcefulness to investigate complex issues and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information
  • Familiarity and comfort with statistics and/or econometrics and other quantitative methods (ability to program in SAS is desirable, but not required); familiarity with a wide range of health care and Medicare data; ability to conduct policy-relevant and error-free quantitative analyses
  • Ability to research varied topics as needed by the Commission

Writing and communications skills:

  • Ability to produce high-quality, clear, concise written work on time
  • Strong speaking skills to present research at MedPAC’s public meetings and to communicate with both technical and nontechnical audiences

Education and experience:

  • A graduate degree in economics, quantitative methods, health services research, public policy, health administration, or related field
  • At least five years (senior analyst) to ten years (principal policy analyst) of post-graduate experience with federal or state government, a policy research organization, or a health care provider
  • Analytic experience involving Medicare or other public or private payer payment systems, including fee-for-service, managed care, or alternative payment models

Salary commensurate with experience.  Duty station is Washington, DC; part-time telework is available.  Must be a U.S. citizen.  To apply, please send a resume or curriculum vita to

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