Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  • 09-Oct-2020 to 26-Oct-2020 (EST)
  • 44 Holland Avenue
  • Albany, NY, USA
  • 66007.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full beneftis package based on percentage on full-time effort



Health Care Data Analyst, Gr 21



The Research Foundation for Mental Health is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time position of Health Care Data Analyst at the NYS-OMH.

Function and Scope

New York is transitioning more than $2 billion in Medicaid supported Behavioral Health services for adults and children from Fee-for-Services to Medicaid Managed Care. This is a major transformation in the way care is delivered to individuals with Serious Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues and integrating medical care and behavioral health care. NYS-OMH through its Division of Managed Care is a key planner and enabler in this initiative along with the NYS-DOH, NYS-OASAS, & NYS-OPWDD.

Mission of the NYS-OMH Office of Managed Care:

  1. To ensure recipients and providers of behavioral health services transition effectively from Managed Fee-For-Service to Medicaid Managed Care.
  2. To develop and implement Medicaid Behavioral Health Managed Care policy with NYS-OASAS and NYS-DOH.
  3. To monitor Managed Care Plan performance & ensure Medicaid Managed Care Plans deliver high quality care & continue to meet the needs of Medicaid recipient's w/behavioral Health conditions.
  4. To engage stakeholders, consumers, families, counties and providers and plan oversight & program development.
  5. To administer committed grant funding to provide technical infrastructure and expertise for providers to successfully contract w/Managed Care Plans through commercial payers.
  6. To provide Health Information Technology/Health Information Exchange adoption and support to providers.

NYS-OMH Division of Managed Care is seeking to hire a Health Care Data Analyst who will engage in several new initiatives and ongoing data projects. Current initiatives support behavioral health providers throughout New York State transitioning from Managed Fee-For-Services to Medicaid Managed Care. The Health Care Data Analyst should have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. The responsibilities of the Health Data Analyst include but are not limited to:

    • Developing and maintaining information and reporting systems necessary to evaluate managed care performance;
    • Developing and overseeing the implementation of management reports and system documentation;
    • Contributing to the development of programs and policies using data analysis (including analysis of Medicaid fee-for-service and encounter data, CFR data, PCS data, Health Home data, criminal justice data, housing/homeless data and other data);
    • Respond to ad hoc data analysis requests and provide technical assistance;
    • Using data to monitor network adequacy and access to behavioral health services;
    • Monitoring/tracking/analyzing Medicaid managed care plan spending and compliance with managed care behavioral health financial requirements;
    • Reviewing and analyze federal/state Medicaid rules affecting rate setting; and
  • Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a master's degree from an accredited college in public health, statistics, biostatistics, economics or related field.
  • Candidate should be proficient in various fields of endeavor surrounding Managed Care including:
  1. Expertise in analyzing large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets using a variety of tools;
  2. Experience with statistical software (e.g., SAS, R) and database languages (e.g., SQL, PL/SQL);
Solid presentation, organization and communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of professional staff; Fluency in the English language


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree in Economics, Public Health, Public Administration, or a related field.
  • At least one year of experience working with Medicaid claims, encounters and recipient data highly preferred;
  • At least one year of Experience with BI tools such as Tableau highly preferred;
  • At least one year of experience with solving analytical problems using statistical approaches highly preferred;
  • Knowledge of NYS Medicaid Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence (BI) and reporting fundamentals highly preferred;
  • Expertise in the research, development, and support of data visualization techniques highly preferred;


Work Location: 44 Holland Avenue, Albany, New York 12229

To Apply: Submit an application by October 26, 2020 on our website at Click on Employment Opportunities. Please note only applications submitted through our website will be considered.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York.  Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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