Consultant I, Policy Analytics

Avalere Health is seeking a Consultant I to join its Policy Analytics and Modeling group.

This group focuses on a range of issues including:

  •  Alternative Payment Models (e.g. Medicare Oncology Care Model, Accountable Care Organizations, bundled payments)
  •  Medicare & Medicaid reform policies and regulations
  • Drug pricing
  • Health sector economic analysis and trends
  • Federal Budget and deficit reduction issues

Avalere’s Policy Analytics and Modeling group provides analytic support and advisory services to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry. Staff combine an in-depth understanding of quantitative methods with deep subject-matter expertise regarding healthcare policy and business issues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting quantitative research on a diverse array of healthcare issues
  • Constructing and improving models to predict and understand policy implications
  • Working with claims data and pharmacy event data to understand cost and utilization trends
  • Working independently and on collaborative teams with other analysts and experts, sometimes as the lead quantitative analyst on the project
  • Interpreting others’ analyses to assess, critique, or build on their findings
  • Understanding analyses and insights of other entities (e.g. CBO, OMB, CMS, MEDPAC, MACPAC)
  • Presenting quantitative results to both technical and non-technical audiences

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in public policy, public health, economics, or related field
  • Three to five years of prior, relevant full-time work experience
  • Experience with healthcare-related quantitative analysis, including: micro-simulation models, forecasting models, or claims-based analysis
  • Familiarity with key data sources for healthcare analysis, including: Medicare Claims, Medicare Part D data, private-payer claims data, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, or Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) data.
  •  A strong interest in and knowledge of healthcare policy
  • Demonstrated analytic and quantitative skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with one or more programming languages (e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, SQL)

Additional Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience using SQL or similar programming languages to manipulate large data sets
  • The ability to interpret regulation and legislation to model impacts of changes on stakeholders
  • A willingness to learn complex issues relating to the health care delivery system.
  •  Initiative, working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in teams.
  • Experience in managing multiple deadlines.
  • A positive, professional, and solution-oriented attitude.
  • Advanced experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Excel and Access. SAS/Stata experience strongly preferred, with opportunities to strengthen and develop skills.

How to Apply:

Please submit copies of the following application materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Writing Sample
*Avalere is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.