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Job Title

Provider Payment Reform Analyst

Company : Mathematica

Location : Princeton, NJ

Created : 2020-05-30

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

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. Mathematica is looking for a payment reform analyst to join our industry-leading work in the area of healthcare payment reform. For this position, we seek a self-motivated professional with experience designing, implementing, and/or supporting healthcare payment reforms, including pay-for-performance, bundled payments, payments to support accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical home models, and other alternative payment models. As a payment reform analyst, you would support and potentially lead tasks on Mathematica’s payment reform projects with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other national and state government agencies. Example projects include:Calculating performance scores and value-based payments for clinicians/hospitalsDeveloping and producing clinician/hospital feedback reportsDeveloping and refining quality performance scoring approachesDeveloping and implementing bundled payment rates and reconciliation paymentsEvaluating proposals for new alternative payment models You would be matched to projects that suit your experience and skills and offer significant opportunity for growth. Example roles and responsibilities include:Developing simulation models to test the effects of new methodologies on payment amountsIncorporating performance measures into payment reforms through the development and implementation of scoring methodologiesContributing to technical assistance tools, frequently asked questions documents, response scripts, implementation guides, webinar presentations, and other outreach materials to educate providers about payment reforms and to support provider help desks or call centersAssisting with the design and development of provider feedback reportsCollaborating with federal, state and other clients and stakeholders through direct interactions and accessible written reportsWorking closely with statisticians, clinicians, programmers, and other multi-disciplinary team members in developing data systems and reporting processes to support payment operationsReviewing policy documents and translating them into specificationsSupporting teams tasked with designing, implementing, validating and/or providing analytic support for provider payment reforms You would join our staff of over 500 health policy professionals with substantive experience in public policy, behavioral and social sciences, clinical care, economics, public health, and administration. We offer a stimulating, team-oriented work environment that is committed to a diverse culture of inclusion; competitive salaries; a comprehensive benefits package; and the advantages of employee ownership.Position Requirements:Master’s degree and 2+ years of relevant experience, or Bachelor’s degree and commensurate work experience, in any of the following fields: economics, statistics, data science, health informatics, public policy, public administration, public health, business, or a related fieldStrong data analysis skills and knowledge of health care claims, other administrative data, and quality and resource use measuresAbility to translate complex policy and methodology into technical specificationsExperience in health care consulting, payer, delivery system, or government agency working on payment reformsUnderstanding of Medicare value-based purchasing and alternative payment models is especially desirableAbility to think critically about issues relating to policy development and implementationExcellent oral and written communication skills to support close client collaboration on fast-paced projectsDemonstrated ability to work independently to deliver high-quality work to our clients on timeStrong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail as well as the flexibility to manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadlinesAbility to complete tasks on tight deadlines without compromising qualityExperience with MS Project, Jira, and Confluence is desirable Various state and federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance before working on certain projects. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Available locations: Ann Arbor, MI; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Woodlawn; MD 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.