Project Manager, Market Oversight and Transparency
Posted on February 18, 2022
Work daily to advance the goal of better health and better care – at a lower cost – for all people across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts!
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. The agency’s mission is to advance a more transparent, accountable, and innovative health care system through independent policy leadership and innovative investment programs. The HPC’s goal is better health and better care – at a lower cost – for all residents across the Commonwealth.
The HPC seeks an experienced Project Manager to manage reviews of mergers and other changes to the health care marketplace. This is a terrific opportunity for an exceptional and experienced manager to help lead the groundbreaking work of the HPC’s Market Oversight and Transparency (MOAT) department to improve the performance of the Massachusetts health care market in delivering high quality, cost-effective care.
The MOAT department’s recent work includes the HPC’s Cost and Market Impact Review (CMIR) reports on significant market transactions, recent comment on proposed provider expansions, requirement of a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) from a provider identified as having excessive spending, and our first-in-the-nation Massachusetts Registration of Provider Organizations (MA-RPO) Program.
The Project Manager will report to the Director of Market Oversight and Monitoring.
Duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:
- Managing market reviews, including overseeing analyses of cost, market, quality, and/or access impact of health care provider transactions as part of a CMIR, and contributing to the preparation of CMIR or other market monitoring reports;
- Preparing and overseeing the development of other analyses and written work products related to the Market Oversight and Transparency department’s monitoring of the health care market;
- Presenting findings to colleagues, senior staff, and the HPC’s commissioners;
- Managing and supervising a project-based team, including HPC staff and contracted consultants; and
- Providing oversight of components of the administrative workflow of the team, including budget requests, development of team policies and procedures, acquisition and management of data sets, responses to public records requests, and training of junior staff.
- Graduate degree in law, health care policy, administration, business, economics, or related fields AND a minimum of 3 years of experience in health care, health policy, law, or related fields;
- Experience with mergers and acquisitions, business transactions, and/or contract analysis;
- Excellent analytic and quantitative reasoning skills, including the ability to engage with analysts and subject matter experts and understand quantitative models and methodologies, along with any underlying assumptions or limitations;
- Excellent speaking and writing skills, including an ability to organize information and concepts clearly, concisely, and logically and to tailor communication for various audiences;
- Passion for and demonstrated excellence in effective individual and team management;
- A strong interest in public service and desire to advance a more transparent, accountable, and equitable health care system for all Massachusetts residents; and
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Knowledge of and relationships with key Massachusetts health care stakeholders, including other state agencies, provider organizations, payers, etc.;
- Experience engaging and managing contractors and subject matter experts; and
- Experience managing complex matters in a fast-paced work environment, including effective communication regarding sensitive matters and management of confidential information; and
- Commitment to and demonstrated experience overseeing an inclusive workplace that fosters collaboration amongst diverse viewpoints, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
Salary is commensurate with experience. The HPC may adjust title and responsibilities depending on the experience, education, and expertise of the individual selected.
Effective October 26, 2021, all HPC employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. This mandate applies to all HPC employees and interns, regardless of whether they work remotely or in the HPC’s Boston office, unless they qualify for an accommodation on the basis of disability or a sincerely held religious belief.
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:
- 12 paid holidays per year and competitive sick, vacation, and personal time
- 75% state paid medical insurance premium
- Reasonable health, dental, and vision plans offered through the Group Insurance Commission
- Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
- Low-cost basic and optional life insurance
- Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plans
- Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
- Extended sick leave program participation
- Professional development and continuing education opportunities
- Qualified employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
The HPC is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. We recognize that diversity in the workplace is a source of strength, vital to its ability to effectively advance its mission. The HPC is committed to:
- Actively promoting diversity in our workforce, including greater racial and ethnic diversity, at all levels of the organization;
- Fostering a work environment in which all employees are inspired to do their best, strengthened by their different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences;
- Ensuring that no employee’s growth, achievement, or advancement is hindered because of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, veteran status, or disability;
- Holding ourselves to a high standard of inclusion and opportunity that will serve as a model for other public and private employers throughout the Commonwealth;
- Promoting our core values of equal opportunity, equal justice, and inclusion in HPC actions and initiatives.