Actuarial and Reimbursement Intern
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs, and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry. AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona.
Actuarial and Reimbursement Intern
Salary: $12.15 hr
The Division of Health Care Management (DHCM) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as an Actuarial and Reimbursement Intern. This position may be on a part-time or full-time basis up to but not exceeding six months, depending on the scheduling needs of the Intern. The position will provide the Intern opportunities to work closely with experienced analytical and actuarial staff, apply quantitative skills in support of important agency projects and gain exposure to health finance and state government. During the position, the intern must reside in Arizona and be available to work in-person from AHCCCS’ Phoenix office.
* Develop queries in Cognos to pull service utilization data. Perform detailed analysis of the data in support of agency decision making.
* Compare and analyze AHCCCCS coverage and fee-for-service rates to other states.
* Research academic studies to support modeling of program change impacts used in capitation rate setting.
* Conduct ongoing variance analysis of projected impacts of policy changes and actual experience.
* Summarize state and federal regulations
* Contribute to creation of fund sourcing models used in projecting state cost impacts.
* Assist in preparing Access Monitoring Analysis report
* Support for various actuarial and rate setting tasks
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
* Demonstrated knowledge with Excel, Access and other MS Office applications
* Data analysis and research methods
* Medicaid and managed care payment principles
* Collection, organization, and summary of large data sets using Excel and Access
* Internet research to track rate-setting issues, methodology updates and federal requirements
* Strong ability to work and communicate with a broad spectrum of professionals, and effectively present information both orally and in writing.
* Computer skills: Cognos Reports and Google Suite.
* Current pursuit of degree in a quantitative field, such as actuarial science, data analytics, math or statistics
* Team and interpersonal skills and Verbal and written communication skills
* Interest in Health Finance and Public Service
At AHCCCS, we promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility and a variety of learning and career development opportunities. Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are 10 paid holidays per year, accrual of sick and annual leave, affordable medical benefits and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-417-4497.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.