NASHP Job Opportunities
NASHP Senior Policy Position – Emerging Policy Issues Team Meaningfully contribute to the Center for State Health Care System Costs (the Center). The successful candidate will have strong policy analytic skills and demonstrated expertise in hospital and health system financing and costs, and their impact across all payers, as well as knowledge of innovative state efforts to curb rising health costs. More information and to apply.
Opportunities in the States
Oregon Health Authority Quality Metrics Surveys and Evaluation Manager The Office of Health Analytics management team is looking for a proven leader in health equity, health care quality metrics, population-based surveys, and evaluation. This person will manage the strategic direction of the Quality Metrics Surveys and Evaluation unit by providing hands-on guidance, coordination, leadership, quality control, and improvement to staff who support Medicaid and broader health system transformation. The availability of timely and accurate performance metrics is a keystone of Oregon’s Medicaid and broader health system transformation. This person will be responsible for ensuring capacity to develop and disseminate performance metrics for internal and external needs, including dashboards, federal reporting and pay-for-performance programs. Applications close March 10. More information and to apply.
Maryland Department of Health Chief of Staff for the Deputy Secretary for Operations Maryland seeks a candidate to serve as an agent of the Deputy Secretary for Operations and is primarily responsible for providing organizational, administrative, and policy support to the Deputy Secretary for Operations and the Office of the Deputy Secretary for Operations. This position oversees, plans, directs, organizes, and manages all day-to-day activities and operations in the office. This position oversees the legislative liaison and policy development activities of operations, represents the deputy secretary at meetings/activities, and provides reports, presentations as needed. The incumbent must possess the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, if needed and on short notice. (2/1) More information and to apply.
Maryland Benefit Exchange Health Policy Analyst II The main purpose of this position is to support the Director of Policy and Plan Management through research, evaluation, analysis, and development of regulations and policies relevant to the exchange. The position will research and evaluate federal and state regulations relating to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individual and small group insurance markets, and Medicaid. The position will have the opportunity to work with the Maryland Insurance Administration, Maryland Department of Health, relevant federal agencies and consumer advocates. It is essential that this person be able to acquire proficiency and knowledge concerning the ACA, health insurance regulations, and Medicaid. The individual must be able to analyze and anticipate the impact of critical portions of the ACA on the health insurance market, Medicaid, small businesses and the uninsured in Maryland. (2/1) More information and to apply.
Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Policy Specialist/Analyst This person would join UMBC’s Medicaid Policy Studies team and participate in policy research and quantitative analysis aimed at improving access to and the quality of health care services for low-income and disadvantaged populations. Most projects focus on populations served by the Maryland Medicaid program, but occasional work is performed with other states’ data or in collaboration with other states’ agencies. (1/21) More information and to apply.
Maine Medicaid (MaineCare) Pharmacy Director The Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) within the Department of Health and Human Services administers the state’s Medicaid program, which provides health insurance coverage for low-income families, adults and children. OMS works collaboratively with other state agencies and other health care purchasers on statewide health care improvement initiatives. As MaineCare’s Pharmacy Director, this person will be responsible for the development and implementation of pharmacy strategy relating to coverage, utilization management, reimbursement and rebate management of both point of sale retail and medical (physician-administered drugs) pharmacy benefits. Retail pharmacy-related benefits administered by MaineCare total approximately $350 million and are available to over 350,000 eligible Maine residents annually, through MaineCare as well as through programs like Maine Low Cost Drug for the Elderly or Disabled (DEL) and MaineRx Plus. The candidate will oversee the Point of Sale Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) contract ($5+ million contract) and manage the Pharmacy Benefits Division, which includes 11 state and contracted staff who run MaineCare’s Pharmacy Help Desk, drug rebate program, and pharmacy audits. (1/15) More information and to apply.
Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Director of Financial Analysis The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about federal and state health care reimbursement and payment policies and have experience in performing managed care rate setting. The candidate will also possess a proven track record in leading client engagements and project teams and conducting financial and actuarial analyses using large administrative data sets. Working closely with the Maryland Department of Health, the person would manage development of capitation rates for health plans participating in HealthChoice, Maryland’s Medicaid managed care program. The person would also serve on Hilltop’s senior management team and manages a small staff of analysts and programmers. Hilltop conducts research and policy analysis to support health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. (1/15) More information and to apply.
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director DPHHS administers a wide range of programs, including public assistance, Medicaid, foster care and adoption, nursing home licensing, long-term care, aging services, and public health functions. The director is responsible for directing and administering the functions of the department; establishing department objectives, goals and strategies and measuring their implementation; compiling the department’s budget; representing the department on the governor’s cabinet; and carrying out the other duties and responsibilities of a director as established by law. To apply for this job, go to the newly elected governor’s job portal and fill out the requested information and upload a resume. (11/19)
Idaho Medicaid Chief Financial Officer This individual will have primary responsibility for budgeting, forecasting, complex financial analysis and management of provider reimbursement and financial recovery activities and will work a flexible schedule Monday through Friday with holidays off and has the opportunity to telecommute. The state is seeking an individual with executive leadership experience, strong communication and problem-solving skills including managing multiple programs, dealing with ambiguity, and providing vision and strategic leadership in a public environment. The ideal candidate will also have prior experience in health care finance, be adept at cultivating strong stakeholder relations, and have an adept ability to manage budget issues that are complex, diverse, and cross multiple subject areas. (11/19) More information and to apply.
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner Policy Analysts (2) The office seeks two policy analysts to join its Policy and Legislative Affairs division in its Olympia office. The office is involved in numerous high-priority, insurance programs. The analysts will be responsible for finding innovative ways to work through policy issues, manage stakeholder relationships, develop factual foundations for fiscal notes, and draft legislation and initiatives to solve policy issues. The incumbents can expect a fast-paced environment where their skills are added to a team working on the bleeding edge of insurance issues in Washington State. By analyzing key issues, and helping develop initiatives, rules, and laws, the analysts will help further the agency’s mission related to health, property, casualty, title, re-insurance, and “captive insurance.” (11/10) More information and to apply.
Minnesota Department of Health, Health Economics Program Senior Pharmacist The Health Economics Program is hiring a senior pharmacist to lead a new pharmaceutical economics research team. The Prescription Drug Research Manager will build a new team to implement the Prescription Drug Transparency Act for the Minnesota. The manager will serve as a subject matter expert and lead health reform discussions or initiatives related to prescription drugs throughout the department of health and statewide and direct the design and implementation of data collection mechanisms and a public-facing website. Leading these and future possible policy changes, this is an opportunity to impact cost and access of prescription drugs for many Minnesotans. Applicants must have a doctorate of pharmacy degree. The job is based in St. Paul. (11/1) More information and to apply.
Louisiana Department of Health Medicaid Director This is an exceptional opportunity to join an impactful team of professionals providing new and creative solutions in the administration of Medicaid, combining vision and practicality to shape the future of health for 4 in 10 Louisianans. This position will oversee and manage a health care coverage program with an annual budget exceeding $12 billion and covering over 1.6 million children and adults. The director is responsible for administering the state’s Medicaid program, in close coordination with the Offices of Public Health, Behavioral Health, Aging and Adult Services, and Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, the operations of which are integrated under the department’s organizational umbrella. Candidates must have experience interpreting complex federal and state law; creating and implementing strategic operational plans for a large and multi-faceted organization; proactively and accurately identifying issues while seeking resolutions to meet immediate needs and positioning the agency for future requirements, and finally, the leadership role in negotiation, design and execution of multi-billion dollar service contracts emphasizing quality, efficiency, performance and outcome measurement. (10/16) More information and to apply.
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