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State of Massachusetts Health Care Data Analyst in Quincy, Massachusetts

The mission of MassHealth is to improve the health outcomes of our diverse members, their families and their communities by providing access to integrated health care services that sustainably promote health, well-being, independence and quality of life.

Massachusetts’ Office of Medicaid (MassHealth) is looking for an exceptional Full-Time Healthcare Data Analyst to join the Office of Analytics. The MassHealth Analytics team produces quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform business decisions at MassHealth. The selected candidate will work for the MassHealth Office of Analytics, reporting to the Manager of Analytics, and will collaborate closely with other MassHealth units to identify analytic questions and key timelines.

The Healthcare Data Analyst will determine the appropriate data elements to use for reporting on measures for healthcare utilization and other measures, as well as create the programs for provider-level reporting of these measures. In addition, the data analyst will conduct data manipulation and in-depth analysis of complex health care data using programming languages such as SAS and SQL to produce analyses on costs, utilization, and outcomes. The Healthcare Data Analyst will have an opportunity to inform business decisions through analyses, so the ideal candidate will have an interest and understanding of MassHealth programs in addition to being a strong coder.

This position will be located in Quincy, MA.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

•Identify data elements for monitoring of utilization and trends in MassHealth administrative claims data and in provider-generated data sets

•Conduct analyses and produce standard reports using healthcare claims data which support the development, implementation, and monitoring of contraceptive use as well as other MassHealth programs.

•Build data and analytic tools such as dashboards to support analyses.

•Analyze, interpret, and present information from multiple data sources utilizing a broad array of technology resources (Cognos, SAS, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SQL, etc.).

•Manage and prioritize analytic requests from several departments within MassHealth.

•Liaise with and manage Data Warehouse staff to build tools that require Data Warehouse development staff, and ensure that development timelines crucial to program operations are met.

•Serve as a subject matter expert for MassHealth data, providing insight into the capabilities and limitations of MassHealth data to members of program teams.

•Liaise with external stakeholders on outward-facing data initiatives to provide basic technical assistance and solicit feedback.

•Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders and adapt aspects of the program accordingly.

•Manage a multitude of complex tasks simultaneously, including prioritizing various tasks, analyzing and evaluating policy and program issues and ensuring that tasks are brought to final completion.

•Develop a working, integrated knowledge of program policy through the lens of operations and communicate this to internal and external parties.

•Plan, organize, and direct project team meetings.

•Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

•At least two years of work experience in a healthcare analytic or data management environment.

•Experience in SAS and/or SQL, ACCESS, and other data manipulation tools.

•Experience working with Health care administrative data and complex healthcare databases.

•Experience leading project-based teams on complex, long-term initiatives. Experience working with actuaries, clinicians, health policy experts, and other subject matter experts.

•Masters’ degree in a public policy, public administration, economics, health care administration, epidemiology, statistics, or a related field.

•Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders and partners.

•Ability to work with technical staff, including programming staff and analytic contractors.

•Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.

•Knowledge of the Massachusetts health care industry and market dynamics.

•Ability to prioritize numerous tasks, and to work under time constraints.

Special Requirements:

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state may be required.

Pre-Offer Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit click on "Information for Job Applicants".

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please the contact the CYF Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in business administration, health care planning or administration, public health policy or administration, human services policy analysis or administration or economics, the major duties of which include financial analysis of costs, expenses and revenue and/or the development, implementation and monitoring of financial reimbursement systems, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in health care administration, hospital administration, public health or health services administration, accounting, business administration, business management, public policy, public administration or economics may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.*

II. A Graduate degree with a major in health care administration, hospital administration, public health or health services administration, accounting, business administration, business management, public policy, public administration or economics may be substituted for the required experience.

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Accounting and Finance

Organization: *Exec Office Of Health and Human Services

Title: Health Care Data Analyst

Location: Massachusetts-Quincy - 100 Hancock Street

Requisition ID: 190000ET

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