Cost and Quality Analytics Manager (Fiscal Information Data Analyst) (FIDA/CQCT)
WMS Band 2 71028962
$66,312 - $92,832 Annually
This position will lead an innovative team of data analysts tackling complex financial health care questions. This newly created position is both tactical and strategic. The incumbent will collaborate alongside clinical, pharmacy and program staff to investigate issues related to health care costs and outcomes.
If you are a leader with advanced technical and quantitative skills, an understanding of policy development and the ability to work with internal and external partners, this opportunity may be for you!
What we have to offer you
- Meaningful work with friendly co-workers who care about those we serve Voices of HCA
- A clear agency mission that drives our work and is person-centered HCA's Mission, Vision & Values
- A healthy work/life balance, including alternative/flexible schedules and mobile work options.
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- A great total compensation and benefit package WA State Government Benefits
- Tuition Reimbursement.
The Clinical Quality and Care Transformation (CQCT) division makes clinical policy decisions that guide medical coverage, maintain quality standards, and ensure evidence-based practices for those on whose behalf HCA purchases medical care. The Chief Data Office (CDO) team is within the Clinical Quality and Care Transformation (CQCT) Division to provide data, analytics, and decision support tools to support HCA’s various initiatives and programs. CDO analytics personnel work to provide access to data-driven decision support applications, including advanced analytics and performance measurement, to improve decisions about clinical quality and health care purchasing.
This position reports to the Deputy of Enterprise Analytics, Research and Reporting, and lead a team composed of fiscal analysts and research specialists with similar programmatic or analytical specializations.
This position provides advanced level technical advice to support the business needs of clinical staff, program managers, policy makers and executive leadership for the entire HCA medical services budget which totals approximately $16 billion per biennium. This budget includes funding to provide low-income individuals throughout the state with medical services coverage through the Federal Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Programs
(SCHIP), and other State-funded programs.
This position requires broad experience at the senior analyst level, including management knowledge, technical and quantitative skills, an understanding of public policy development and public budgeting, political sensitivity, personal resourcefulness, and the ability to work with senior managers and consultants.
What the responsibilities in this role look like:
Analyzing and monitoring the HCA’s medical services budget, spending, and utilization patterns, including managed care programs, and creating predictive models and analytic studies to inform these processes.
- Coordinate with fiscal and program staff to ensure that budget policy objectives are met to accomplish the strategic goals of the agency.
- Provide complex financial models for consideration that outline issues with current funding and/or initiate policy proposals to address anticipated future fiscal needs.
- Hold primary responsibility to develop modeling and strategies for sound fiscal projections to ensure adequate funding for agency programs.
- Develop cost impact models that define fiscal impacts that proposed state and federal legislation will have on agency
- Responsible for providing fiscal impact for agency’s policy decision.
Coordination with other Units/Programs.
- Lead a newly developed team of analysts and research specialists;
- Act as fiscal liaison in the workgroups that develop the agency’s caseload and expenditures forecasts;
- Act as an analytic or subject matter resource to outside groups;
- Work closely with accounting to ensure monthly accruals and data corrections are developed properly and on time.
Master’s Degree in economics, statistics or related field. Experience within the State or other government entity is strongly preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics or related field and three or more years of experience working with large and complex data is required. Experience within the State or other government entity is strongly preferred.
Significant experience in working with large and complex data, moderate experience and knowledge of the state budgetary process, including knowledge of Office of Financial Management and the State Legislative approach to the budget process.
- Expert/Advanced level skill and experience with Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of Access, designing complex modeling, structuring ad-hoc data for use in pivot tables, and composing nested function formulas;
- Expert/Advanced level skill and experience with statistical analysis programs such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, R or other statistical packages
- Experience using data to conduct elementary statistical analysis (ANOVA, non-parametric statistics, etc.) multivariate regression analysis, factor/cluster analysis, quasi-experimental study designs, factor/cluster analysis, etc.
Experience working with data visualization software, such as PowerBI or Tableau; Experience working with financial data;
Experience working for the Washington State legislature process; Experience working for the federal government; and
Familiarity with the State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations that impact/govern the State’s Medicaid, CHIP, PEB, and state funded health programs.
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is committed to whole-person care, integrating physical health and behavioral health services for better results and healthier residents.
HCA purchases health care for more than 2.5 million Washington residents through Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, and the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program. As the largest health care purchaser in the state, we lead the effort to transform health care, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better health and better care at a lower cost.
How to Apply:
Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their State application will be considered. Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification. To apply for this position you will need to complete your profile and attach:
- A letter of interest with specific language on why you are interested this position. No more than two pages in length.
- A current resume that is no more than two pages in length.
- A list of contact information for three professional references, including at a minimum one current or previous supervisor.
Washington State is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources Office at 360.725.1180 or email Sanyu.Tushabe@hca.wa.gov or HCAJobs@hca.wa.gov
* Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. *
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, Washington
Agency: Health Care Authority