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HSCRC CHIEF I, Payment Reform

Recruitment #20-009253-0002




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

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission seeks a health economist who will provide statistical and econometric expertise to assist the agency in developing population health policies. In addition, the incumbent will provide statistical modeling and analytic support for hospital quality and financial methodologies administered by the Center for Population Based Methodologies. This is an opportunity to use big data and sophisticated statistical methods to shape healthcare policies that impact millions of Maryland residents and inform the national dialogue on healthcare policy.

This position will primarily be responsible for:

  • Assisting stakeholders, HSCRC staff and other contractors to develop alternative payment models for hospitals. This will include:
    • Writing technical specifications for SAS programmers;
    • Developing materials for workgroups with stakeholders;
    • Coordinating and reviewing the collection of model details from participants;
    • Providing project management support for internal meetings.
  • Supporting stakeholders as they implement alternative payments models and operationalize strategies to improve care provided to patients in Maryland. This will include:
    • Helping provider organizations collaborate on innovative program concepts;
    • Developing supporting analytical models for stakeholders;
    • Developing program implementation protocols including reporting specifications and other participation requirements.
  • Support providers and HSCRC staff during implementation of programs, as requested. This may include:
    • Supporting evaluation activities, by providers, governance committees, and policy makers;
    • Manage procurement of resources to execute on programs or subsequent program evaluation;
    • Develop clear communication materials to explain programs.


Master’s degree in health economics or related field, three to five years of experience in public policy analysis on payment reform and/or regulatory issues.                                


Excellent quantitative and written communication skills, as well as a collegial approach and the ability to lead projects and provide guidance to less-experienced analysts.


A resume and cover letter must accompany your application.  Please upload both your cover letter and resume together under the resume section of the 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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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.

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