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The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) seeks an exceptional and motivated Policy Associate for the Accountable Care team. This is a terrific opportunity for a healthcare professional to support the HPC’s statutory charge to develop and implement state certification programs for Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), to promote the integration of behavioral health with primary care, and to develop model payment standards to support these care delivery models.
The successful applicant will work with the HPC’s Accountable Care team to advance care delivery transformation in the Commonwealth by developing a coordinated strategy, partnering with senior policymakers at other state agencies, and collaborating with the leaders of reforms in the payer and provider communities. The applicant will also support the team in promoting health care delivery transformation by identifying policy drivers of and barriers to transformation, implementing strategic projects and designing investment programs to address policy priorities, and disseminating lessons learned from HPC investment and certification programs.
The Policy Associate will report to the Manager of Quality and Payment Strategy and the Policy Director of Care Delivery Transformation and Strategy.
Duties of this position may include, at minimum:
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), established in 2012, is an independent state agency charged with monitoring health care spending growth in Massachusetts and providing data-driven policy recommendations regarding health care delivery and payment system reform. Key activities include setting the health care cost growth benchmark; monitoring provider and payer performance relative to the health care cost growth benchmark; creating standards for care delivery systems that are accountable to better meet patients’ medical, behavioral, and social needs; analyzing the impact of health care market transactions on cost, quality, and access; and investing in community health care delivery and innovations. The HPC's 11-member Board provides oversight to the activities of the agency.
Experience working in a public department or agency will be strongly considered. Salary is commensurate with experience. The HPC may adjust title and responsibilities depending on the experience, education, and expertise of the individual selected.
As employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Health Policy Commission staff are offered a great career opportunity working toward the goal of better health and better care at a lower cost across the Commonwealth – but it's more than just a paycheck. The state's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which should be considered toward overall compensation, including:
The HPC is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.