MDH, Maryland Health Care CommissionCenter for Analysis and Information Systems

4160 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose Of Job
The Maryland Health Care Commission (the Commission) is seeking a candidate to serve as a Program Manager with superior policy analytical skills and SQL/SAS programming experience. The successful candidate will assist the Chief for “APCD Reporting and Data Release” in:

  1. The design and conduct research and studies on the utilization and cost of health care services;
  2. Management and expansion of public healthcare price transparency initiatives undertaken by the Center (e.g., Wear The Cost Episodial Initiative;
  3. All-Payer Claims Database data release tracking and management for the Commission;
  4. Conduct policy studies including cross-payer (private, Medicare, Medicaid) analysis; and,
  5. Testing of a model to provide analytical results from cross-payer data for approved studies.

These studies and initiatives use healthcare data (health insurance claims and enrollment) from the Medical Care Data Base ― MCDB (Maryland’s All- Payer Claims Database ― APCD). The healthcare data consists of data from all major privately-insured payers and public payers (Medicare and Medicaid) in Maryland. Primary responsibilities of the position include Design and implement work plans, including monitoring of contractors, for:

  • The “Wear the Cost” consumer website price transparency project;
  • Manages the Commission’s data requests with CMS, including keeping the Data Use Agreement (DUA) in compliance, making the requests for Medicare data, soliciting other state agencies as partners for the data, revising the DUA documents as needed, arranging for payment by other agencies and maintaining the reporting to CMS a record of how the state agencies are using the data;
  • Process All-Payer Claims Database data release tracking and data release management. Manage the Data Release Committee, assist requestors through the data release process, and work with requestors to implement meaningful and thorough data use agreements. Develop data release tracking application;
  • Designing protocols for data analysis.
  • Planning and conducting analysis file creation and data analyses using SQL/SAS, and Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Tool or Tableau.
  • Preparing written and graphic interpretations of analytical findings. (h) Assisting in the development and review of analytical reports created by outside contractors.

Working with healthcare data (health insurance claims and eligibility) and excellent writing skills are required.

Qualified candidates must possess a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Statistics or Bio Statistics, Management Information Systems, Public Health, or Health Economics. Related experience in statistical analyses, SQL/SAS programming, and Microsoft Business Intelligence Tool or Tableau Applications (Dashboards) are required.

The ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and communicate orally and in writing is essential. The applicant should demonstrate the ability to focus on details while achieving results according to external timelines. Experience conducting research using large health care databases is a must. General knowledge of health insurance, including familiarity with the Affordable Care Act and potential uses of All-Payer Claims Databases, and a working knowledge of episode groupers (e.g., the Prometheus software) are preferred.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume and cove letter must accompany your application.  The resume and cover letter should be uploaded in one file under the resume section of the application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview).

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

About Maryland Department of Health

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) provides health care services through State programs, local health departments, State-run hospitals and residential centers, and contracts with private-sector health care providers.  MDH can be divided into four major divisions - Public Health Services, Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Health Care Financing. In addition, MDH has 20 boards that license and regulate health care professionals; and various commissions that issue grants, research and make recommendations on issues that affect Maryland’s health care delivery system. MDH employs over 6,500 individuals with a budget of more than $12 billion to provide needed services to Maryland communities.