GL28 Healthcare Economist


Depends on Experience
Contract - W2

Job Details

Seeking a dynamic, goal-oriented Healthcare Economist to develop research files and analyze healthcare data for federal health projects such as program evaluations. The role requires expertise in programming (SAS, R, Python, SQL, or STATA) and quantitative analysis.

  • Develop analytic files for federal contracts through the linkage of disparate data sources and the creation of variables.
  • Independently perform a broad range of quantitative analyses to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of payment models and other aspects of health policy.
  • Develop analysis design, research and problem-solve data issues and contribute to the development of analytical methods.
  • Perform fast-paced ad-hoc analysis to address client needs quickly.
  • Apply machine learning, econometrics/statistics, predictive modeling, return-on-investment analysis, simulation, and data visualization methods to support program evaluations and the development of health policy.
  • Write detailed specifications and documentation of data processing and analytical steps
  • Write effective and efficient code both independently and under the guidance of senior staff using best practices and quality control procedures
  • Maintain a consistently high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in all tasks
  • Work effectively and cooperatively as a member of project teams, and effectively direct the activities of less experienced staff
  • Prepare data and information for internal as well as external use, contribute to reports, and assist with project coordination tasks
  • Interact with clients and develop strategic working relationships
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Statistics, Public Health, Public Policy or Masters degree in a related fieldwith 4+ post graduate years of relevant experience
  • Experience in preparing data and information and contributing to reports and presentations
  • Experience in programming (SAS, R, Python, SQL, or STATA)
  • SAS programming experiencefor research file development. Ideal to have experience with Medicare Part D data
  • Curiosity, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a focus on meeting deadlines
  • Experience interacting with clients
Nice to Haves:
  • Experiencing designing and conducting analyses to support large program evaluations
  • 5+ years of experience managing and analyzing large datasetswith complex structures and relationships
  • Experience working with healthcare claims and enrollment data and familiarity with healthcare data/payment concepts such as:
  • Claims data structure and contents (e.g., claim-level vs. claim line level, revenue center codes, procedure codes, diagnosis-related groups)
  • Claims processing concepts (e.g., final action, maturity)
  • Inpatient vs. outpatient service settings
  • Payment concepts such as allowed amount vs. paid amount, deductible/coinsurance
  • SAS certification
  • Understanding of Medicare FFS data and payment policies
    What Blu Omega Can Offer You:
  • Competitive benefits including Health Insurance, 401K w/ match, Paid Time Off and more.
  • Results driven culture that embrace our core values
  • Rewarding work contributing to our Nations mission critical programs
    Blu Omega is a Woman Owned Small Business Federal Technology services firm headquartered in Washington DC and supporting clients nationally. We provide Technology solutions for enterprise and government customers. Our team has a past performance in a diverse range of programs including those for Data Management, Cloud/Infrastructure, Software Development and Enterprise Applications.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.