United Hospital Fund seeks a passionate and engaged individual to join its Medicaid Institute, which produces research on health care policy, financing, quality, and redesign with a substantial focus on New York’s Medicaid program. This individual will conduct guided quantitative and qualitative analyses in collaboration with a team of program directors and analysts and transform these analyses into audience-friendly narrative and visual briefs, reports, presentations, and meeting materials. Examples of potential research areas include: Medicaid eligibility and enrollment, managed care, value-based payment, children’s health, primary care transformation, physical and behavioral health integration, long-term care, and health insurance markets.
We are looking for a self-starter with the ability to work well independently and in groups. Someone that’s flexible and collegial; creative and eager to help shape research ideas; willing to learn new skills and internal analytical tools; and motivated to actively participate in a dynamic and hardworking team-oriented environment with growth potential.
Day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to: creating internal source material on policy developments; analyzing quantitative data from primary and secondary sources and developing summaries and visual representations; planning for and participating in qualitative stakeholder interviews; conducting literature searches and reviews; planning for and staffing high-level invitational meetings and conferences; and drafting briefs and reports for publication.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Collect timely, policy-relevant information from program administrators, researchers, and advocates by tracking websites and attending frequent meetings, conferences, conference calls, and webinars. Analyze and summarize information for internal stakeholders (emails, detailed notes, memos, tables, and charts).
2. Develop content expertise on assigned Medicaid policy topics and/or subpopulations (e.g., eligibility and enrollment, managed care, value-based payment, children’s health, primary care transformation, physical and behavioral health integration, long-term care, and health insurance markets).
3. Collaborate on tracking and analyzing state and federal Medicaid policy changes, as well as changes in care management frameworks and service delivery models. With guidance, assess the changes’ potential impacts on consumers, providers, health plans, and New York’s Medicaid program overall, by examining relevant metrics – enrollment, utilization, costs, quality, etc.
4. Identify and assemble quantitative data from primary and secondary sources (e.g., New York State’s Medicaid claims files, health insurance filings, hospital discharge databases, physician and facility databases, etc.). Analyze data using Salient Interactive Miner, Excel, and other statistical software. Collaborate on developing scope of research and methodology, and prepare and maintain data files.
5. Collaborate with Medicaid Institute colleagues to engage outside data providers on research questions, methodologies, and data analyses leading to collaborative publications.
6. Prepare materials, including literature summaries, data summaries, and graphics for publications, presentations, briefings, and UHF’s web and social media presence.
7. Develop semi-structured protocols and participate in qualitative interviews with health care stakeholders, including: senior state officials; representatives from health care providers, health plans, and community-based organizations; and consumer advocates. Capture and distill information for internal and external dissemination.
8. Provide other UHF research staff with input and assistance on quantitative and qualitative analyses for various program and policy projects.
9. Collaborate on meeting planning for small group roundtables and larger conferences. Conduct topic and speaker research and prepare background materials.
10. Draft internal memos, working papers, policy briefs, and reports for publication with primary and secondary authorship. Collaborate on adapting Medicaid Institute or interdepartmental UHF work for dissemination in a variety of forums – fact sheets, poster presentations, white papers, and academic journal articles.
Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:
– Master’s degree in health-care related field (e.g., public health, health policy and management, epidemiology, biostatistics) or related field with a health-specific interest (e.g., economics, public policy, public administration, law).
– Demonstrated interest in health policy and experience working with quantitative data (through training and/or professional experience) are required.
Knowledge and Ability:
Excellent writing, research, and analytic skills;
Ability to both discern broad themes and delve into complex detail;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
Able to work on several projects simultaneously and manage multiple ongoing responsibilities though strong organizational and prioritization skills;
Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is required;
6. Basic experience with web-based tools for data collection and aggregation (e.g., SurveyMonkey), at least one statistical programming application (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, R), and/or data mapping and visualization software (e.g., ArcGIS, Tableau) is preferred.
United Hospital Fund offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience combined with generous benefits, including health, dental, voluntary vision, life, and disability insurance; a tax-deferred annuity savings plan; paid time off; a commuting subsidy; collegial environment.
· Cover Letter
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