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Requisition No: 705889
Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration
Working Title: 68064934 – MEDICAL/HEALTH CARE PROGRAM ANALYST
Position Number: 68064934
Salary: $1,659.66 – $2,157.56 Bi-Weekly
Posting Closing Date: 09/06/2022
The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is Florida’s chief health policy and planning entity. The Agency is responsible for the oversight and administration of the Florida Medicaid program, the licensure and regulation of nearly 50,000 health care facilities, and empowering consumers through health care transparency initiatives.
Under the direction of Agency Secretary Simone Marstiller, the Agency is focused on advancing Governor DeSantis’ vision for Florida’s health care system to be the most cost-effective, transparent, and high-quality health care system in the nation.
The Medicaid program provides low-income families and individuals with access to health care. If you have a desire to use your talent and skills at an organization that provides critical services to millions of individuals and families across the state, AHCA invites you to apply to become an essential member of our team. As one of Florida’s leading state agencies, AHCA’s diverse workforce community of more than 1,400 employees is proud of its efforts to serve the people of Florida.
Leveraging Florida’s buying power in delivering high quality care at the lowest cost to taxpayers.
Supporting initiatives that promote transparency and empower consumers in making well informed healthcare decisions.
Emphasizing quality in all that we do to improve health outcomes, always putting the individual first.
This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the quality of health care in Florida. We are seeking to hire a Medical/Health Care Program Analyst who desires to work to enhance the delivery of health care services through the Florida Medicaid Program. This position requires a candidate who is creative, flexible, innovative, and who will thrive in a fast-paced, team-based work environment.
This position is located in the Bureau of Medicaid Policy. Medicaid Policy is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of Florida Medicaid program policies, including: all Medicaid federal authorities (e.g., the Florida State Plan, 1115 waivers and home and community-based waivers), administrative rules, coverage policies, managed care plan contracts, bill analyses, drug utilization review boards, preferred drug lists, supplemental rebate contracts, and KidCare/Title 21.
This position is responsible for organizing, supporting project activities and facilitating project teams; organizing and supporting rulemaking processes, preparing reports and presentations; analyzing service utilization data and population health data; analyzing and developing fiscal impact statements on proposed program revisions; preparing legislative budget requests and proposals; preparing bill analysis; researching state and federal laws that govern the Medicaid program; and representing the Agency in local, state, and national meetings.
The incumbent shall:
Maintain up-to-date knowledge concerning all aspects of the Florida Medicaid program, including federal regulations, state statutes, administrative rules, and the Florida Medicaid State Plan.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of health care and relevant industry trends that may have an impact on Florida Medicaid or may inform policy development activities.
Remain informed about the operations of the Medicaid fiscal agent, including Medicaid claims process, billing procedures, reimbursement methodologies, encounter submissions, and provider enrollment.
Remain informed about Medicare policies, national Medicaid-related research and demonstration projects, Medicaid medical assistance program innovations for general and special populations, and alternative financing and service delivery systems models.
Conduct research on assigned topics, including, but not limited to performing a review of peer-reviewed research articles, federal and state laws, other reliable sources of evidence, the Medicaid State Plan, Agency communications, State Medicaid Director Letters, and vendor contracts.
Program Planning and Analysis
The incumbent shall:
Analyze health care/program related information (including alternative financing and reimbursement strategies) in order to determine the effect on the Florida Medicaid program and compliance with federal and state laws.
Assist in the analysis and development of programmatic and fiscal impact statements based on proposed federal/state program or policy changes.
Prepare reports of research findings, including synthesizing complex and/or large amounts of information into a useful format and presentation.
Assist in the development of legislative budget requests and program proposals.
Assist in the development of grant proposals.
Assist in the completion of legislative reports, including collection of necessary data elements.
Assist in the development and implementation of program designs, projects, and/or plans in order to meet bureau goals/priorities.
The incumbent shall:
Develop and maintain program policies and procedures under the Florida Medicaid program to ensure that programs operate in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Agency, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Assist in the development of policy language for: the Medicaid managed care report guide, Medicaid contracts and amendments; Dear Managed Care Plan letters, contract interpretations, policy transmittals, and provider alerts.
Track and monitor the routing and approval of all policy documents to ensure timely completion and adherence to Agency established deadlines.
The incumbent shall:
Assist in the development of training and providing technical assistance to ensure consistency in service/program operation and conformity with goals and objectives of the Agency, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Develop, coordinate, and implement statewide program training plans.
Identify and document training needs.
Design and evaluate training programs and materials.
Conduct statewide and local trainings, as required.
Provide technical assistance regarding service/program policies and procedures.
Provide consultation through the accurate presentation of data and other service/program information.
Participate on behalf of the Agency in local, state, or national meetings, conferences, workshops, and seminars related to the Florida Medicaid program.
Prepare presentations materials, as assigned.
The incumbent shall:
Perform contract management activities in accordance with goals and objectives of the agency and state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Develop and execute provider contracts addressing standard contract documents, services to be provided, manner of service provision, method of payment, and special provisions.
Process, inspect, review, and approve deliverables, and invoices for payment.
Track and monitor provider expenditures.
Maintain appropriate contract files and records.
Carry out other necessary contract management activities.
All applicants must ensure that all employment and detailed information about work experience is listed on your applicant profile and/or resume (including dates of service, reason for leaving, military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained. Applicants who do not provide all information necessary to meet the minimum requirements, will not be considered for this position.
Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
• State Group Insurance Coverage Options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• State of Florida retirement options, including employer contributions;
• Generous annual and sick leave benefits;
• 9 paid holidays a year and 1 Personal Holiday each year;
• Career advancement opportunities;
• Tuition waiver for courses offered by Florida’s nationally ranked State University System ;
• Training and professional development opportunities;
• And more!
For more information about the Bureau of Medicaid Policy, please visit our website at http://ahca.myflorida.com/Medicaid/index.shtml.
Join us at the Agency for Health Care Administration in fulfilling our mission to provide “Better Health Care for all Floridians.”
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to direct and coordinate the planning and implementation of operational and program reviews and program monitoring activities.
Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to a health services program.
Ability to prioritize workload.
Ability to develop various reports.
Ability to design, develop and implement research models.
Ability to manage a health services program.
Ability to assess budgetary needs.
Ability to collect and analyze financial data.
Ability to formulate policies and procedures.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to travel with or without accommodations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
One year of experience developing health care related policies
One year of technical writing experience
One year of experience managing complex assignments
A bachelor’s degree from a college or university is preferred and can substitute for the required experience.
Two years of professional experience in program planning, program research, or program evaluation is preferred.
Please note a skills test will be required.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
CONTACT: LEKIEVA CAMPBELL (850) 412-4210
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.