Principal, Policy Analytics and Modeling

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

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.

This group focuses on a range of issues including:

  • Medicare & Medicaid payment policies and regulations
  • Alternative payment models (e.g. Medicare Oncology Care Model, Accountable Care Organizations, bundled payments)
  • Federal budget forecasting and scoring models
  • Drug pricing reform
  • Federal program specific analyses, such as Part D spending trends and Medicare Advantage risk adjustment and payment modeling
  • Health sector economic analysis and trends

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing new models and analytic approaches to provide insights on healthcare policy, particularly as related to prescription drug policy
  • Advising healthcare industry stakeholders using data driven analysis
  • Conducting quantitative research on a diverse array of healthcare issues
  • Constructing and improving models to predict and understand policy implications, using claims data and pharmacy event data
  • Leading or lending subject matter expertise to the direction and conceptualization of proposals, statements of work, and budgets
  • Working independently and on collaborative teams with other analysts and experts, sometimes as the lead quantitative analyst on the project
  • Estimating Congressional Budget Office-style budget scores of potential legislation
  • Working with the policy analytics leadership team to identify areas for delivering innovation to clients
  • 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
  • Providing project management to analytical projects under guidance from senior leadership

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Education Requirements

  • Advanced degree in public policy, public health, economics, or a related field

Skill Requirements

  • Familiarity with key data sources for healthcare analysis (e.g. Medicare Claims, Medicare Part D data, commercial claims data, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, or Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) data)
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of healthcare policy, with preference given to subject matter expertise in the Medicare Part D program
  • Demonstrated analytic and quantitative skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Experience Requirements

  • 10 years of relevant full-time work experience
  • Experience with healthcare-related quantitative analysis (e.g., micro-simulation models, forecasting models, or claims-based analysis)
  • Project management experience
  • Advanced experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Excel
  • Experience with one or more programming languages helpful but not required (e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, SQL)

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.

Consistent with our safety protocols, the company will require a vaccination attestation for fully office-based and hybrid (office/remote) positions. Positions designated as fully remote are exempt from the attestation requirement unless and until such time as an in-office presence is required.