Health Economist - Consultant
SciMetrika - Washington, DC

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SciMetrika is a public health consulting firm whose mission is to provide innovative scientific, technical, and logistical solutions that advance human health. We serve federal, state, and local agencies, commercial companies, educational institutions and private research organizations. We are currently seeking a Health Economist to be based in the DC Metro Area. The Health Economist will develop a training agenda and curricula for DC non-medical providers that focuses on cost modeling. S/He will also facilitate the one-day training on cost modeling.

Job Responsibilities
•Research current “essential health benefits” in DC (DC Health Exchange)
•Research patient navigation and support services that DC providers are offering
•Facilitate interactive practical exercises that develop units of cost for services (navigation, mental health, and support services)
•Develop curricula on additional topics including the following:
  • An overview of non-medical services that are Medicaid and Medicare reimbursable
  • Cost modeling 101 (overview, impact, steps, formulas)
  • Fee for service vs. pay for performance
  • Sub-contracting (models, best practices, core components, negotiation)
  • Billing systems (capacity, cost, integration)

  • Requirements
    •8+ years of Economics experience with a minimum of 3 years of Health Economics experience
    •Experience in economic and financial modeling, analysis, and evaluation
    •Strong qualitative and quantitative analysis experience (using SAS or STATA)
    •DC Department of Health experience a plus
    Job Specific Competencies
    •Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment
    •Effective communication, professional and interpersonal skills
    •Desire and ability to learn and apply new skills and technologies quickly