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As a Health Economist, you will perform economic analysis of healthcare financing issues and assess their impact upon CMS programs.

What you'll do:

  • Designs, conducts and performs analyses that address economic issues related to CMMI models (development, model implementation, evaluation), CMS proposed regulations, or final regulations.
  • Analyzes and evaluates a broad range of proposals which relate to health care financing and delivery systems and CMMI models.
  • Provides technical consultation and leadership on complex health economic studies and consults with and collaborates with other researchers on aspects of study design, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Prepares reports, presentations, or articles incorporating the results and findings of research and presents summaries and relevant results of research in progress or completed to appropriate officials in CMS and DHHS.
  • Performs substantive technical and policy review of sensitive correspondence/reports to assure consistency with existing or emerging policy.

Experience we're looking for:

1) Applying statistical, econometric, or financial economic techniques to health care problems.
2) Conducting studies of cost, use, or outcomes of heath care services.
3) Preparing written documents (i.e. technical reports, research results, or project summaries) regarding health related issues.

Education Requirement:

In addition to meeting the qualification requirements, all candidates must have the following educational requirements:

A degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION).


A combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Examples of qualifying experience include: individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; OR supervisory or project coordination of assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; OR teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following: (1) personal research that produced evidence of results, (2) direction of graduate theses in economics, or (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION)

To see full list of eligibility criteria, see job posting on USAJOBs.

Apply by 04/29/21!