Senior Rate Analyst (Job # 2014 – E)

DATE POSTED:2014-02-07
POSITION TITLE:Senior Rate Analyst (Job # 2014 – E)
PERSONNEL STATUS:Exempt, Full time, Grant Funded
DEPARTMENT:The Hilltop Institute
CLOSING DATE:2014-02-28
RESPONSIBILITIES:The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a nationally recognized non-partisan health research organization with particular expertise in Medicaid. Hilltop conducts research, analysis, and evaluations on behalf of government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations at the national, state, and local levels. It provides evidence-based health policy and financing information. Hilltop seeks to contribute to the broad understanding of how better to serve vulnerable populations. Formed in 1994 in a unique collaboration with the Maryland Medicaid program, Hilltop has grown to address issues such as aging services, public health, Medicare, behavioral health, oral health, and state coverage initiatives. Hilltop is currently assisting states with health reform implementation. Hilltop's interdisciplinary team of 60 professionals includes clinicians, economists, attorneys, financial and policy analysts, and SAS programmers. Hilltop is committed to addressing complex issues through informed, objective, and innovative research and analytics. For more on The Hilltop Institute, go to www.hilltopinstitute.org. The incumbent will be responsible for developing the specifications for and conducting projects involving various types of health-related financial analysis, predictive and econometric modeling, and rate setting activities. Specific duties include: project management and directing team efforts in analyzing large health care related datasets, including national survey data, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and claims data, and commercial insurance data; conducting statistical analysis of large health care datasets; analyzing health plan-reported financial data and preparing summary reports; developing moderate-level financial and actuarial modeling as needed; assisting in the preparation of presentations to various governmental agencies and stakeholder groups; and performing other duties as assigned. Note: This is a grant-funded position, wherein employment is contingent upon the renewal of the grant and carries no layoff or reinstatement rights.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education /Experience: Requires a Master’s degree and five years of experience with a major in economics, mathematics, statistics, finance, accounting, or actuarial science. Proficiency in MS Office products required. Must be experienced in performing complex spreadsheet financial modeling. Desired qualifications: experience in analyzing large datasets and working with Medicaid, Medicare, and/or commercial insurance claims and enrollment data; working knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and an understanding of state health policy; prior experience with rate setting, all payers claims databases, and development of new payment and financing models helpful; ability to conceptualize new research projects and develop detailed specifications for data collection, analysis, and reporting; supervisory experience and the ability to manage multi-disciplinary project teams, including developing and managing work plans, timelines, and budgets, allocating staff resources and managing project staff, and ensuring on-time completion of quality deliverables; excellent interpersonal and client relations skills; experience in making oral presentations and the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with a variety of audiences. Experience in database retrieval products and programming experience using Visual Basic and SAS a plus. Note: A Bachelors degree and seven years of experience in economic, actuarial, finance, and/or statistical data analysis, preferably in health insurance and/or hospital finance or accounting setting may be substituted for the Master’s degree).
SALARY:Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION:For best consideration, submit a cover letter (indicating Job # 2014-E), resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references by February 28, 2014 (resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to: Lynne Allen, The Hilltop Institute, Sondheim Hall – 304B-2, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, Email to: resume@hilltop.umbc.edu Note: If submitting materials electronically, the cover letter, resume, and references should be included in separate attachments as MS Word documents.

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