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Sr. Healthcare Data and Policy Analyst

Posted on 3 June 2024 by

The Healthcare Association of New York State 
Rensselaer, NY  

The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is seeking a Senior Healthcare Data and Policy Analyst within DataGen, a HANYS Solutions company (HSI). DataGen offers a variety of healthcare data analytics, software solutions, and support to state hospital and health care associations, and multi-state health care systems. Reporting to the Director, KeySTATS, this full-time position reviews, understands, summarizes, and analyzes federal health-related legislation, regulations, and other policies of interest to the health care industry and KeySTATS clients. The position holder also manages and performs daily analytic and policy activities with regard to product development, product updates, and product support.

A remote working environment may be considered within New York State or a neighboring state. The salary for this position is between $75,000 and $80,000 annually. Payrate offered will be based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities and in consideration of internal equity.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Reviews, understands, summarizes, and analyzes federal health-related legislation, regulations, and other policies, using computer processing techniques for economic, financial, and information research projects.
• Reviews legislative and regulatory Medicare proposals. Identifies and evaluates the major policy components, assesses the modeling potential, and translates requirements/specifications into development and production of algorithms and programs.
• Develops and recommends updates, enhancements, and revisions to existing products to make them easier to use, reflect client requests for improvements, and incorporate changes in the Medicare payment environment.
• Works with the team to develop/enhance software models using advanced Excel, Geographic Information Systems software, and a business intelligence platform (i.e. webFOCUS with TIBCO). Creates and modifies analytic programs using SQL and advanced Excel functions (VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, IF/THEN statements, graphs, etc.)
• Prepares final project deliverables using advanced Excel, Geographic Information Systems software, or Business Intelligence software. Prepares data visualizations (e.g. charts, graphs, tables) and user-friendly interfaces for presentation of analytic findings. Performs statistical analyses.
• Responds to requests for customized data and reports from the DataGen databases. Work with clients to understand project objective, deliver final products, and provide data support. Identifies the required data and use of the data, collects, and formats the data, and provides the final product to the clients.
• Acts as the DataGen liaison with clients for the data-related issues and related products. Prepares and updates written procedures for the use of the products. Conducts group and individual training sessions for the use of the products.
• Presents information to clients and their hospital members in formal settings such as Annual Meeting, Webinars, and Conference Calls. Takes complex material and presents in a meaningful manner. Composes and compiles the necessary visual aids (e.g. charts, graphs, tables) for presentation of analytic findings.
• Edits and validates information collected from various sources, including Medicare cost reports, claims data, rate reports and CMS Care Compare.
• Coordinates policy analysis and review with other HANYS divisions to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources and maintain open communications. Interacts with other HSI and HANYS staff to work collaboratively on creative problem solving and clarify project specifications.
• Prepares and updates written documentation on the preparation and use of KeySTATS’ products. Conducts group and individual training sessions for the use of the products. Follows procedures and maintains documentation on completed projects for reference on future projects.
• Participates in the maintenance of current State and national databases required for the division’s analyses and modeling.

• A Bachelor’s degree in Health Finance, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, or a closely related field is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be sufficient to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job.
• 2 – 3 years of experience in a position involving the application of techniques of economic analysis, statistics, financial, and/or information analysis in a health-related field (particularly the hospital industry) and a working knowledge of industry coding (ICD-10, CPT/HCPCS) is required.
• Strong analytic, problem-solving, and math skills.
• Competency in project management and legislative/regulatory language interpretation is preferred.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required. Business Intelligence platform development experience is required. Geographic information systems experience is preferred. Knowledge of statistical applications is preferred.
• Experience with large databases, relational databases and stored procedures is preferred. Demonstrated experience with PL-SQL and t-SQL is required.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential with ability to interact with external clients at executive levels with State Associations and Health Systems, and internal teams.
• Highly motivated self-starter with ability to multi-task.

We offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment that serves the health care industry as well as a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including a 401(k) Plan.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.

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