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.)
Independently perform economic and statistical research to analyze national and state health care markets for the development of state policy. Plan, design, develop, and implement rigorous statistical, econometric, and quantitative models to test hypotheses about the effect of health care reform initiatives and other events on the health care market in Minnesota and nationally. Research and provide analysis and observation of the effect various federal and state legislative proposals, rules, or laws on the health care market in Minnesota. Independently develop descriptive information and presentation materials based on research, and present information in legislative hearings, meetings, seminars, and other public forums. Plan, develop, and design analyses of health insurance markets in Minnesota and nationally. Use claims data to research issues related to health care cost, access, and quality. Independently determine, design, and implement the procedures and methods used in research projects. Participate in other projects as assigned.
Independently perform economic and statistical research to analyze the economics of prevention and public health in Minnesota using state and national evidence. Work with the Health Economist and staff in the Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives (OSHII) and Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division (HPCD) to examine trends and policy issues related to the economic costs of illness and chronic disease; the potential economic effects of policy interventions, including those delivered through primary care and public health, on population health, health care spending, and the disease burden; and strengthening the focus on prevention through systems and environmental changes. Plan, design, develop, and implement rigorous statistical, econometric, and quantitative models to test hypotheses and perform health care cost simulations. Research and provide analysis and observation of the effect various federal and state legislative proposals, rules, or laws on health care in Minnesota. Independently develop concise and thorough descriptive information and presentation materials based on research, and present information in various settings, including meetings, seminars, and other public forums. Independently determine, design, and implement the procedures and methods used in research projects. Participate in other projects as assigned.
This position will assist in research activities including cleaning, coding, and statistical analysis of household surveys of health insurance coverage. This position also provides basic descriptive statistics and summary data on survey elements, assists with preparation of issue briefs and publications for the internet on survey results, performs literature searches to support ongoing research projects, conducts analyses on health care access, cost and quality, and assists other HEP staff with projects.
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.