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Health Policy Analyst

Health Policy Analyst

Job ID 5184
Job Location Rockville - MD
Category Healthcare
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Health Policy Analyst supports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by conducting detailed research and acquiring federal and state policies and regulations for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This position also maintains a database of relevant state and federal policies and regulations.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Locates, acquires, and downloads state and federal Medicaid and CHIP policies and regulations for use by auditors, reviewers, and Medicaid and CHIP stakeholders, including, but not limited to, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.


Uploads, indexes, and maintains database of policies, regulations, and related materials into a database.


Runs and analyzes productivity reports and helps to develop and monitor corrective action plans for milestones that fall behind schedule.


Analyzes and summarizes federal and state regulations and policies for Medicaid and CHIP reimbursements. Supports review teams that are responsible for assessing if reimbursements to medical providers were in compliance with regulations and policies.


Maintains the confidentiality of patient information in accordance with HIPAA regulations.


Maintains the confidentiality of all work products.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience.





Working knowledge and understanding of concepts, practices, and procedures related to implementation of federal regulations, policies and procedures

Proven ability to perform in an advisory capacity and to make recommendations for resolving issues

Excellent computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Windows / Office

Solid analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills with ability to assess business requirements

Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to effectively communicate with senior management

Excellent written communication skills with proficiency in writing effective emails, briefs, reports, etc.

Excellent customer service and relationship-building skills

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.