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Recruitment #21-009255-0001




MDH, Health Services Cost Review Commission, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, Quality Team is seeking a Fellow to assist in the implementation, operation, and evaluation of evolving and innovative policies and programs to improve healthcare quality in the State of Maryland, in a manner that is consistent with the realities of health care today and where health care is going in the future.

The HSCRC staff, for more than 40 years, has been responsible for developing, refining, and implementing Commission policy geared toward achieving its mandate of providing maximum efficiency and effectiveness while improving quality of care at Maryland hospitals. In recent years, the HSCRC’s role has been expanded by the implementation of the Total Cost of Care (TCOC) Model, empowering Maryland to provide value-based care for both inpatient and outpatient, Part A and Part B Medicare services.

The Commission is unique in the US because it sets hospital rates for all payers as a result of its waiver from Medicare’s Prospective Payment System. Maryland is the only state in the country with such rate setting authority, and consequently is able to develop and implement cutting-edge policies that have been emulated in other parts of the country.

As alluded to above, the TCOC Model will move beyond hospitals to address patient care across the entire spectrum of care to include post-acute providers, nursing homes, and physicians, with the goal of improving the patient experience and controlling total cost of care. This new Model, if successful, can be instrumental for potential future changes to health care delivery and health payment policies nationally. This fellowship, therefore, represents an opportunity to learn about this Model and to effectuate change in it during its ongoing implementation, so that it may be most efficacious for patients, providers and the public alike.

The CPBM Quality fellow will work on various projects related to the State’s quality pay-for-performance programs, as well as expansion into outpatient and alternative care setting programs.

Examples of projects to support the CPBM Quality team in the Commission include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with reports to CMS
  • Innovation for pay-for-performance Quality programs
  • Analytic support for State Integrated Health Improvement Strategy
  • Presentation to Stakeholder Performance Measurement Work Group

The Commission is searching for multiple candidates with diverse policy and technical backgrounds in public health, healthcare finance, and quantitative analysis to assist with these crucial projects. Ideal candidates are high-achieving and proactive top-tier graduates or graduate students in programs with required full-time internships or residencies.


A Master’s or Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university in Economics, Public Policy, Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Public Administration or a related field.  


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in pre-med, public health, public policy or a related field.    


Successful candidates must possess strong Excel skills.  Experience using other analytic software, like Tableau or SAS, is desirable but not required.  Candidates must demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and interact with staff, hospitals officials, consultants, and other health care officials.


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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