Health Policy Analyst Job Description

Health Policy Analyst Job Description

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Health policy analyst provides subject matter expertise in health care reform and the implications for Medicaid, Marketplace, and/or Medicare programs.

Health Policy Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Monitors and assists in the development of responses to national and local policies affecting health care, including public health, managed care, quality of care, state health policy, maternal and child health, Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance markets, mental health, substance abuse, disabilities, and long-term care
Performs quantitative analyses with large databases to determine program outcomes or conduct policy simulations
Contribute to the effective administration of the Health Safety Net claims payment system
Perform data analytic work on health service utilization trends, provider payment trends, and eligibility across various subsidized health programs
Review and coordinate updates to Health Safety Net covered services and payment rates
Perform database development, management, and utilization for analysis
Review and respond to inquiries from providers, patients, and other stakeholders
Develop, implement, and monitor changes to health safety net policy
Coordinate multi-agency and internal meetings on the Health Safety Net
Investigate and analyze issues regarding a particular policy

Health Policy Analyst Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Health Policy Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: QHP

Education for Health Policy Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the health policy analyst job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Health, Public Administration, Economics, Education, Health Sciences, Graduate, Business/Management, Statistics

Skills for Health Policy Analyst

Desired skills for health policy analyst include:

Quantitative
Excel
Medicaid policies and programs
Access
Medicare
SAS
Experience working with Medicare
Medicaid eligibility and claims data
Qualitative research methods
Quality assurance and quality control processes

Desired experience for health policy analyst includes:

Scheduled to obtain an MA degree by August 2017
Scheduled to obtain a MA degree by August 2017
Ability to perform an IT audit and develop a comprehensive risk assessment process
Summarize and analyze bills filed in the legislature
Work as needed on policy development, implementation, and analysis of the Health Safety Net
Perform other analyses designed to meet the overall goals of the Office of Medicaid

Health Policy Analyst Examples

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Health Policy Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of health policy analyst. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for health policy analyst
  • Performing quantitative analysis utilizing STATA and /or SAS to manipulate raw data from sources such as the Current Population Survey, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the Health Reform Monitoring Survey
  • Draft and develop new policy
  • Develop implementation plans and coordinate implementation of policy initiatives
  • Communicate with other state agencies, health care providers, policy makers, and other interested parties
  • Prepare written memos, reports, regulations, tables, and graphs
  • Review and summarize relevant literature, studies and reports
  • Contribute to business development of the Center by leading proposals for government and foundation clients under tight deadlines
  • Build scientific stature through publication in peer-reviewed journals and conference symposia
  • Conduct policy analyses of tobacco control programs and policies and other public health interventions
  • Lead technical analyses related to measure design and maintenance
Qualifications for health policy analyst
  • Understanding of health care provider strategy and operations, particularly as impacted by policy
  • PhD or ScD in Psychology, Sociology, or Communications or related field and a minimum of 3 years post-PhD research experience and an established research record in tobacco use prevention and control, obesity, or similar policy-focused substance areas
  • Proven ability to design and implement experimental and quasi-experimental studies focused on attitude and behavior change
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing mixed-methods studies
  • Demonstrated ability to successful manage tasks and small teams
  • Demonstrated ability to write successful proposals
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Health Policy Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of health policy analyst. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for health policy analyst
  • Monitors laws, policies and budgets at the federal level and state level
  • Monitors and changes in state and federal regulations and budget
  • Researches, writes and disseminates issue briefs and action alerts, in conjunction with other staff and coalition partners
  • Lead and mentor junior analysts, and other research support staff, to develop detailed standard operating procedures for qualified health plan (QHP) certification reviews, project management business processes, and technical assistance support
  • Lead and manage client-facing projects, client expectations, and client relationships
  • Manage and contribute to the development and writing of technical reports, tailored to client needs that include actionable recommendations
  • Develop and conduct presentations to government clients
  • Proactively identify ideas for innovation
  • Participate in business development activities, including writing and reviewing technical responses and participating in federal and state capture planning activities
  • Interpret and summarize results of data analyses
Qualifications for health policy analyst
  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Health Services Research, Psychology, Sociology or related area, combined with a minimum of 7 years of related work experience
  • Research experience in quality policy and quality measurement design and implementation or conceptually related health services research
  • Experience procuring funding
  • Demonstrable track record of managing and leading research support staff
  • A strong record of publication is preferred
  • Master’s in Public Health and a minimum of five years’ experience working within research or evaluation
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Health Policy Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of health policy analyst. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for health policy analyst
  • Support the formulation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for reviews conducted during the certification of qualified health plans (QHPs)
  • Draft business requirements for IT updates to data collection and reporting systems
  • Support the management of project schedules, plans, goals, and budgets with limited supervision of more senior staff
  • Support the design, documentation, and implementation of new business processes
  • Contribute to the writing and reviewing of technical reports and proposals
  • Assist in preparing presentations to government clients
  • Draft and manage the implementation of procedures for data collection, manipulation, and analysis
  • Participate in business development activities, including writing technical responses and participating in federal and state capture planning activities
  • Provide consultative advice and direct technical support to clinical operations and patient care teams to facilitate the introduction, acceptance, integration, and optimal use of electronic health records along with all other related applications in the clinics and establish best practices
  • Formulate and write policies and procedures for the use of electronic health records
Qualifications for health policy analyst
  • Prior experience managing complex projects strongly preferred
  • Experience in tobacco control prevention or cessation research or evaluation preferred
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Global Health, Healthcare or related field
  • Experience in areas of healthcare such as infection prevention, infectious diseases, and/or healthcare epidemiology
  • 3 years of work experience in a public health agency or research setting
  • Previous CDC experience
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a health policy analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for health policy analyst
  • Collaborate with Health Services leadership along with users to identify opportunities for efficiencies in clinic operations and clinical practice support
  • Ensure infrastructure is in place to provide ongoing support and integration of electronic health records in daily operations of the Health Services department
  • Ensure standardization of the use of the electronic health record across the agency
  • Ensure compliance of medical records with HIPAA
  • Assist the site support specialists in providing support to the electronic health record application users through troubleshooting, coaching, and consulting
  • Collaborate with the electronic health record vendor and member oversight or advisory workgroups to optimize use of the system through implementation of any new electronic health record features and upgrades
  • Create, modify and maintain a list of current Health Services staff and contractors and location with associated work stations, printers and other electronic health records related equipment to use as a tool when communicating with staff, OYA's IT Help Desk or the electronic health record vendor
  • Create, modify and maintain operational and clinical reports and reporting tools for data collection
  • Identify, assess, troubleshoot, and obtain assistance on application and equipment issues as they occur, owning the problem and seeing it through to full resolution
  • Maintain member-managed system setup such as the provider master file, security, and preference lists
Qualifications for health policy analyst
  • 10+ years of experience with health plans or health care operations
  • Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s requirements for dual eligible
  • Ability to be a self-starter, function independently, and collaborate and work well in a team environment
  • Experience with general management consulting
  • MA or MS degree in Health Policy or Health Management a plus
  • Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s requirements for dual eligibles
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Health Policy Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of health policy analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for health policy analyst
  • Monitor key activities of government, academia, industry, and patient groups (examples include the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the Health IT Advisory Committee, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and congressional initiatives focused on health IT) and report key developments to the team
  • Coordinate and work with the OYA site specialists to provide all necessary training to new clinic staff and providers (individually or in group settings), and coordinate issuance of IDs and passwords
  • Provide competency/efficiency training for existing users when needed
  • Coordinate with Health Services leadership to arrange forums for interest-raising, problem-solving, or training topics, and provide expertise and any handouts to support the events
  • Conducting research and writing papers and briefs addressing critical health policy topics
  • Leading and coordinating health policy analysis of major topics and initiatives related to health care transformation or of significant interest to the Governor's office, state agencies, and multiple health care stakeholders groups
  • Coordinating healthcare stakeholder and workgroup meetings or other venues for input as required for the development and implementation of policy
  • Conducting policy research and developing health policy analyses, briefs, options memos and reports in support of the work of the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Health Policy Board, and as requested by the Governor's Office and the Legislature
  • Supporting OHA-wide efforts on health system transformation, including providing and coordinating technical assistance to internal divisions within OHA
  • Interpret data accurately and produce clear and comprehensive written analyses, graphics, tables, and presentations for the HSN Leadership Team and diverse internal and external audiences
Qualifications for health policy analyst
  • Master’s degree in public policy, public health, law, or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in health or social policy
  • Excellent project coordination experience
  • Flexibility, initiative, and a willingness to tackle new projects as they arise
  • Knowledge of health policy, particularly public coverage programs, and state policy-making is advantageous
  • Provides consultation on the design, testing, and enhancement of reports including technical Assistance support

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