Career Opportunities with the MDH Health Economics Program

The Health Economics Program (HEP) plays an important role in conducting research and applied policy analysis that is used to inform policy makers, consumers, and other stakeholders in Minnesota’s health care system. The work of HEP is focused on monitoring changes in the health care marketplace; and understanding the factors that influence health care cost, quality and access; and providing technical assistance in the development of state health care policy. 
The Health Economics Program is currently hiring for the following positions:
(Full position descriptions are available from the hiring manager listed in the linked posting.)

Research Scientist 2 - 13HEAL000439

This position is located in the Health Economics and Research Unit in the Health Policy Division and will support work on going in the Quality Reform Implementation Unit.

Responsibilities include:
Perform health services, cost and quality research using administrative claims databases and reported quality measures to assist with evaluation of providers in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 62J and 62U.

Evaluate the relationships between access, cost, and treatment patterns on health outcomes.

Assist in determining, designing, and implementing the procedures and methods used in research projects.

Assist in the planning, designing, and developing of reports, issue papers, and articles for publication and develop presentations for meetings, seminars, and other public forums.

Avise MDH management on research methods, data integrity, and techniques using administrative health claims data and quality measures.

Other Positions Posting Soon:

Research Analyst Intermediate - Health Insurance Market Analyst

Conduct data analysis and research in support of the Health Economics Program’s (HEP’s) activities related to monitoring the health insurance market and supporting the Department of Commerce’ rate review reform activities by compiling and analyzing financial and other data on Minnesota’s health insurance market available through multiple data sources. Perform statistical analysis of trends in the small group & individual health insurance market; develop procedures to improve and review the storage and use of statistical information on health plan companies in Minnesota; report findings on analysis and research by preparing clearly and concisely written analyses which interpret and explain statistical data with the help of charts, graphs and tables. Track national discussions on design and use of data tools for state-level analysis of health insurance market and contribute to HEP’s effort in evaluating the impact of the health insurance exchange on the health insurance market.  Participate in other projects as assigned.

Updated Wednesday, 02-Oct-2013 10:01:00 CDT