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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.

  • Senior Health EconomistHideDetails

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a health economist to serve as a senior analyst on the Commission’s staff.

    MedPAC is a nonpartisan federal 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 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.

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


    Analytical skills:

    • Ability to perform quantitative analysis of Medicare data, cognizant of its policy environment and implications. The ideal candidate should be able to identify quantitative methods appropriate to apply to data to analyze a given policy question, and execute such analyses.

    • Economic modeling (e.g., theoretical models of provider behavior).

    • Basic and advanced statistical methods (e.g., multivariate regressions, instrumental variable analysis).

    • In-depth familiarity with relevant economic and health policy analytic literature.

    • Ability to research varied topics as needed by the Commission.


    Writing and communications skills:

    • Ability to produce high-quality written work on time.

    • Strong speaking skills to present research at MedPAC’s public meetings. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate complex technical concepts and analyses to both technical and nontechnical audiences.



    Education and experience:

    • A doctorate degree in economics or health services research, with an emphasis in health care, is strongly preferred. We may consider exceptionally qualified candidates at the master’s level, or may consider advanced degrees in other quantitative methods fields.

    • A minimum of five years of post-graduate experience with federal or state government, a policy research organization, an academic department, insurer or health plan, or a health care provider or provider association.

    • A record of peer reviewed publications is advantageous, but not a requirement.


    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
    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
    425 I Street, NW, Suite 701
    Washington, DC 20001
    Term Expires:
  • Senior Analyst – Medicare AdvantageHideDetails

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a senior health policy analyst committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment. We are currently seeking candidates with experience and expertise in Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage). Depending on qualifications, exceptionally well-qualified applicants may be considered at the Principal Policy Analyst level.

    MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal 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 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.

    Senior analysts must be able to frame policy questions and develop research plans 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 and econometrics; familiarity with a wide range of health care and Medicare data; ability to manage and analyze data firsthand via SAS, STATA, et cetera highly desirable

    • 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 policy research organization or trade association, or a health care provider

    • analytic experience involving Medicare or other public or private payer managed care payment systems and quality monitoring systems, such as the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set and the Health Outcomes Survey, and the analytic methods used to determine health plan performance on such quality measures


    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
    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
    425 I Street, NW, Suite 701
    Washington, DC 20001
    Term Expires:
  • Senior Analyst / Principal Policy Analyst – Medicare Payment PolicyHideDetails

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a senior health policy analyst committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment. We are currently seeking candidates with general experience with Medicare’s payment systems, who can cover a variety of short-term and long-term projects on a range of payment policy areas, as required. Depending on qualifications, exceptionally well-qualified applicants may be considered at the Principal Policy Analyst level.

    MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal 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 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.

    Senior analysts must be able to frame policy questions and develop research plans 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 and econometrics; 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 policy research organization or trade association, or a health care provider

    • 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
    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
    425 I Street, NW, Suite 701
    Washington, DC 20001
    Term Expires:

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