Senior Government Consultant – Medicaid Policy and State Operations Marsh & McLennan




Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position. We are looking for an individual to join our Mercer Government Medicaid Policy and State Operations team who is a policy specialist in Medicaid managed care. We are seeking individuals with expertise in how federal Medicaid rules and waivers can be applied to advance state Medicaid program goals.

Candidates can be remote or based in the Atlanta, Minneapolis, Phoenix or Washington D.C. office:

Senior Government Consultant – Medicaid Policy and State Operations

What can you expect?

  • The Senior Government Consultant will participate in and help lead projects with Mercer Government’s clients
  • Our clients are primarily State Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies and related agencies responsible for Medicaid and CHIP fee-for-service and managed care programs
  • Responsibilities of this role include providing Medicaid and CHIP policy options and operational expertise, project management, team management, client management and business development

What is in it for you?

  • Work as part of multi-disciplinary teams across multiple Medicaid and CHIP programs
  • Help support vulnerable populations through the development of meaningful programs
  • Work for a global company with excellent benefits and a dynamic culture
  • Excellent growth/advancement opportunityand strong peer support

We will count on you to:

  • Be viewed by state clients as an expert in Medicaid managed care policy, including payment policy and waivers.
  • Participate as a team member and help lead projects to help states develop, implement and improve their Medicaid and CHIP programs.
  • Develop innovative strategies to resolve complex issues where policy guidance is still unclear and policy solutions require expert analysis.
  • Consider the implication of policy, legal, political or other changes on the operation of a state’s Medicaid program.
  • Communicate results and facilitate discussions with clients and other stakeholders as needed to help clients develop their desired policy options.
  • Develop articles, thought pieces, analyses and policy summaries on legislation, regulations and Medicaid authorities.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate projects and resources to support Medicaid policy research, program development, and implementation of Medicaid initiatives.
  • Participate in firm business development and marketing activities including proposal and pitch writing, product development, relationship building and other activities as requested.

What you need to have:

  • BA/BS degree required; Master’s degree in health policy, public policy, public health or related field preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience required, 10+ years preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in application of Medicaid managed care rules and the authorities to waive these rules.
  • Policy expertise in Medicaid managed care payment, directed payments, and value-based payment design
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing complex projects and navigating challenging policy topics
  • Excellent project management and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to work within a team

What makes you stand out?

  • Ideal candidates are strong writers, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple project deadlines, and can work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • State Medicaid agency, CMS experience, or similar consulting experience
  • Experience working with Medicaid actuaries

The National US average range for this role is$139,800.00-$209,800.00.The base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications & education. We do not anticipate candidates hired into this role would immediately earn a salary at or near the top end of the range however, such a decision will be dependent on a case by case basis.

We are excited to offer a competitive total rewards package which includes: health and welfare benefits, tuition assistance, 401K savings and other retirement programs as well as employee assistance programs.

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