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HEALTH POLICY ANALYST I

Recruitment #18-002418-0015

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Office of Health Services, Behavioral Health Unit, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for addressing high priority projects including the evaluation, analysis, research and development of behavioral health services and policies within the Division of Behavioral Health. This position advises, develops, and implements Medicaid financing strategies to maximize federal collections for services under the BH system and interprets federal and state policy and regulations to assure that Medicaid services are reimbursed according to federal requirements. A priority of this position includes the responsibility for compliance activities, audit tracking, and strategizes performance improvement with the Administrative Service Organization (ASO). This position coordinates implementation of program policy, coverage and reimbursement for behavioral health services under the ASO. This position assists the Director with all procurement requirements related to the ASO and performs contract monitoring. This position works closely with the ASO, and with other departments, specifically the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) analyzing and anticipating the impact of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) policy changes and directives on the Medicaid Behavioral Health Unit, BHA and MCO policies and projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.

Note:

A Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. 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. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, 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 additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

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

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.