Medicaid Principal Policy Analysts – Idealist

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The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) is a non-partisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis and makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the states on a wide array of issues affecting Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

MACPAC is seeking experienced analysts with subject matter expertise in various areas of Medicaid and CHIP policy to join the team and play a leadership role in the development of MACPAC’s research agenda. These senior members of the policy team will design, direct, and conduct rigorous research projects on Medicaid and CHIP topics and be responsible for leading a portfolio of work. Currently, we are looking to hire multiple principal analysts to expand our capabilities in Medicaid and CHIP behavioral health (including mental health and substance use disorder), long-term services and supports (LTSS) policy, and Medicaid managed care policy.

We are seeking candidates with prior experience in Medicaid or CHIP who also are:

·      skilled in conceptualizing, designing and leading policy analyses, including identifying important and timely policy questions, and marshaling evidence from multiple sources;

·      able to identify and assess Medicaid and CHIP policy levers for addressing concerns related to access, quality, and cost of care, and developing policy options;

·      able to effectively communicate orally and in writing, translating technical information into clear and concise information for lay audiences;

·      able to produce work that is objective and non-partisan;

·      able to balance multiple tasks and work under deadlines, both independently and in collaboration with other team members; and

·      willing to foster a culture of inclusivity and belonging.

A graduate degree in health policy, health services research, public policy, public health or other related field is desirable, plus at least seven years or more health policy or research experience or the equivalent.