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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks people who are committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment.

MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. MedPAC staff evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically mandated by the Congress. In addition, staff prepare analyses of proposed regulations, write issue briefs, and contribute to the preparation of Congressional testimony. They provide technical support as needed to staffs of Congressional committees through memos and briefings.

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    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a senior health policy analyst committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment. Depending on qualifications, exceptionally well-qualified applicants may be considered at the Principal Policy Analyst level.

    MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan Congressional agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and health plans, and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries.

    MedPAC analytic staff members conduct empirical research to evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings.
    They also provide technical support as needed to Congressional committees through memos and briefings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically mandated by the Congress. There are also limited opportunities to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

    Senior analysts must be able to frame policy questions, develop research plans, and conduct quantitative analysis with minimal supervision. They must be willing to work independently or as part of a team, taking or giving direction as needed by a particular project.

    Analytical skills:
    • ability to analyze Medicare policies, identify issues of relevance to the Congress, develop policy options and evaluate their implications
    • resourcefulness to investigate complex issues and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information
    • familiarity and comfort with statistics, econometrics, or microsimulation models; familiarity with a wide range of health care and Medicare data
    • ability to research varied topics as needed by the Commission Writing and communications skills:
    • ability to produce high-quality, clear, concise written work on time
    • strong speaking skills to present research at MedPAC’s public meetings and to communicate with both technical and nontechnical audiences

    Education  and experience:
    • a graduate degree in economics, quantitative methods, health services research, public policy, or health administration
    • at least five years of post-graduate experience with federal or state government, a university,  a policy research organization, or a health care provider organization or health care system
    • analytic experience involving Medicare or other public or private payer payment systems, including fee-for-service, managed care, or alternative payment models


    Salary commensurate with experience. Must be a U.S. citizen. To apply, please send a resume or curriculum vitae to jobpostings@medpac.gov, or mail to:

    James E. Mathews, Ph.D.
    Executive Director, MedPAC
    425 I Street, NW, Suite 701
    Washington, DC 20001

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