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Recruitment #17-009248-0001




4160 Patterson Avenue  
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Main Purpose of Job

The Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) seeks an Associate Director to help implement innovative health care reforms in Maryland’s hospital system.  The HSCRC is responsible for developing, refining, and implementing Commission policy geared toward achieving its mandate of providing maximum efficiency and effectiveness at Maryland hospitals and achieving the goals of the Maryland All-Payer model approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The Commission is an independent agency of Maryland government and is unique in the U.S. because it sets hospital rates for self-pay and commercial patients as well as for Medicaid and Medicare patients as a result of its waiver from Medicare’s Prospective Payment System.

The Associate Director will assist in implementing new payment models, calculating a hospital's rate structure, and reviewing Certificate of Need and Comfort Order requests. Main duties include:

  • Assisting the Deputy Principal Director of Rate Setting and Executive Director in developing, implementing, updating, and amending existing and new payment methodologies designed to reduce per capita costs and increase quality.
  • Supporting and reviewing the calculations of the annual updates to hospital global budgets, as well as unit rates and rate corridors.
  • Supporting analytics needs for evaluating hospital performance and progress under the All Payer Model.
  • Assisting in the review and evaluation of Commission initiated or hospital submitted rate reviews.
  • Assisting in the review of Comfort Order requests made by hospitals in regard to capital funding requests.
  • Assisting in the review of Certificate of Need (CON) requests submitted by hospitals to the Maryland Health Care Commission. 

Maryland is leading the nation in implementing ground breaking health care reforms. This position is an exciting opportunity to participate in transformative work to modernize health care financing and payment models. Employees will have an integral role in changing the landscape of healthcare in Maryland and the nation.


The position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, hospital administration or health care administration/policy from an accredited college or university; four years of progressively responsible experience is preferred; experience in the health care field is preferred;  experience in the review and analysis of data, including hospital financial statements; experience in Medicare cost report analysis and case mix data analysis; and detailed experience in auditing and evaluating supporting documentation.

The successful candidate must possess strong Excel skills.  Other programming skills are desirable, but not required.  A successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and interact with staff, hospitals officials, consultants and other health care officials.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year.  Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period.

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.