State of Massachusetts MassHealth Caseload and Finance Analyst in Boston, 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.
MassHealth is the Medicaid and SCHIP plan for Massachusetts, providing healthcare services to 1.9 million low-income and disabled residents of the Commonwealth. MassHealth is responsible for a $15 billion annual budget comprised of premiums to insurance providers, direct payments to healthcare providers, and administrative expenses.
The MassHealth Caseload & Finance Analyst supports the development and execution of financial analyses to support strategic planning, policy decision-making, and ongoing management of the MassHealth programs. The analyst utilizes data analytics for querying, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting data from state and agency databases to identify trends in the agency’s programs and expenditures. The analyst works collaboratively with program staff and works to provide high quality, timely insight into financial and operational needs.
This function reports to the MassHealth Director of Budget and Financial Analysis and the MassHealth Finance Manager. The analyst works with the finance team on project management, cost savings, and operationsreporting programs and supports facilitating collaborative problem solving and decision-making, communication and consistency across programs, and operational decision-making.
_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive)_:
Conduct ongoing analysis of MassHealth enrollment, utilization, and spending trends and support synthetization and presentation of trend findings and exposures.
Contribute to development of annual MassHealth budget recommendations and periodic spending forecasts using historical and projected caseload and utilization data, while making adjustments to account for the financial impact of changes in state and federal policies.
In partnership with program teams, analyze the fiscal impacts of legislative, regulatory, and policy changes/proposals, using financial models to assess impacts of various scenarios and outcomes.
Respond to ad hoc inquiries and requests for information from external stakeholders including other MassHealth units, other state agencies, and public entities.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint skills and experience analyzing large datasets using Microsoft Excel and Access
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to solve complicated problems with minimal direction
Ability to lead projects through organizing work, establishing operating relationships, and coordinating the work of others
Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of financial and program data, to draw conclusions, and to make appropriate recommendations
Ability to anticipate difficulty, and take corrective action
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Comfort with working under high pressure and tight time constraint
Strong interpersonal skills
Passion for public service
Experience in healthcare
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
2-5 years’ experience working in finance analytical capacity
A Master’s or higher degree with a major in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, hospital administration, industrial engineering, industrial or business management, or public administration
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.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
75% state paid medical insurance premium
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Incentive-based Wellness Programs
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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 visithttp://www.mass.gov/hhs/coriand 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 Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in financial management work (i.e. budgeting, accounting, auditing, management analysis, program evaluation, financial reporting of program results) or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below
I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
II. An Associate’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
III. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
IV. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.
V. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job: *Administrative Services
Organization: *Exec Office Of Health and Human Services
Title: MassHealth Caseload and Finance Analyst
Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place
Requisition ID: 190006Y7