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Recruitment #19-009252-0001




MDH, Health Services Cost Review Commission
4160 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD  21215

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission seeks a mid-level programmer analyst to provide analytic and programming support to senior-level staff in the Centers for Medical Economics and Data Analytics, Population-based Methodologies, and Revenue Regulation and Compliance. 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 Total Cost of Care (TCOC) Model approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This position requires strong quantitative and analytical skills, as well as, strong proficiency in EXCEL. 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.

This position will primarily be responsible for:

  • Managing rate setting models and other analytic tools to support regulatory activities of the Commission using hospital claims and financial data.
  • Identifying frequently used financial data; and designing, consolidating, programming, updating and maintaining routine and ad hoc analytical reports and the source data to support staff’s task assignments related to policy and rate setting updates and compliance, etc.
  • Facilitating the sharing and training of the in-house analytical tools among the appropriate staff.
  • Performing claims based analytics to support the HSCRC’s TCOC model monitoring using EXCEL, Visual Basic, SAS and Tableau among other software packages.

The position provides an extraordinary opportunity for a highly motivated individual interested in promoting equity and efficiency, cost containment, improved access, and improved quality of care across the healthcare delivery spectrum in Maryland. 


Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Health Care Policy, Public Policy, Health Services Administration or Research, or Information Technology, or a closely related field with five years of experience involving analytical and quantitative work in analysis of hospital financial data or claims data.  A Master’s can substitute for 2 years of experience. 


The successful candidate should demonstrate strong analytical and quantitative capabilities, as well as extensive programming experience in EXCEL or SAS. Working knowledge of Medicare claims data and MD hospital financial data and/or professional certifications in EXCEL or SAS is a plus.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A copy of your resume and cover letter must accompany your application.

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. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information 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.

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

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

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.