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CMS Health Policy Analyst, Rockville, Maryland

Created 11/13/2020
Reference 71100
Category Financial Analysts and Advisors
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Maryland
City Rockville
Zip Not specified
Salary Competitive
Organization Overview

This is an incredibly exciting time to be a part of the Abt team! The Division of Health and Environment (DHE) is rapidly growing our domestic health and environment portfolios as we expand our footprint in these thriving markets. As we race into the years ahead, we will continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients in providing innovative, evidence-driven solutions that contribute to a healthier environment and the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities. We are market leaders in providing policy and regulatory support; advancing public health and clinical epidemiology; providing environmental science, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration; shaping healthcare policy and health services delivery; responding to mental health and substance use disorders; and studying the criminal justice system. If you want to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth and promotes a culture of innovation, thought leadership, technical excellence, and collaboration, Abt is the right place for you!

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.


Abt Associates seeks a qualified Analyst to support the Division of Health and Environment at our office in Cambridge, MA, Rockville, MD, Durham, NC or Atlanta, GA. This position will support a range of health policy, and behavioral and public health projects. Topics may include healthcare quality and access, technical assistance on quality improvement and program implementation, and policy or program evaluations focused on alternative healthcare payment models, and healthcare delivery reform.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work on assignments that are moderately complex under indirect supervision where there is latitude for independent action and decision-making; Exercise initiative to refer complex non-routine matters
  • Independently perform a variety of research and analysis tasks, train and assist less experienced staff and troubleshoot questions and problems
  • Collect, compile, validate, interpret and/or analyze qualitative and/or quantitative data and trends. May include key informant interviews, focus groups, surveys, document review and secondary data from healthcare records or claims
  • Applies knowledge of intermediate level computer-based word processing, applications, spreadsheets and database applications, especially Excel
  • Develops data visualizations including charts, graphs and presentations
  • Provide administrative management for projects and/or proposals, including project work plans and schedules, deliverable trackers and research team coordination
  • Support business development through helping draft portions of research proposals and managing the proposal process.
  • Apply knowledge of resources to review professional journals and publications to extract and summarize relevant information for proposals and research projects, for example literature reviews on healthcare quality measurement and gaps
  • Under indirect to general supervision, collaborate with clients virtually or in person to share project status and findings and obtain feedback
  • May represent company at professional association meetings, recruitment gatherings and in-house events

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project/task management skills required
  • Strong writing ability to synthesize and communicate research findings and policy options
  • Academic or work experience related to health services research, familiarity with the Medicare and Medicaid programs preferred

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA (3 - 5) years of experience OR MA/MBA (Entry Level) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this position will be based as a telecommuter for the foreseeable future. Only when Abt reopens offices to all employees will there be an expectation that new hires return to the geographical office to which they were hired.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Employer Abt Associates

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