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Senior Associate, Policy

LOCATION: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: No travel required
<p>Avalere Health is a strategic advisory company whose core purpose is to create innovative solutions to complex healthcare problems. Based in Washington, DC, the firm delivers actionable insights, product solutions, and custom analytics for leaders in healthcare business and policy. Avalere's experts span 200 staff drawn from Fortune 500 healthcare companies, the federal government (e.g., CMS, OMB, CBO, and Congress), top consultancies, and nonprofits. The firm offers deep substance on the full range of healthcare business issues affecting the Fortune 500 healthcare companies. As an Inovalon company (Nasdaq: INOV), Avalere’s focus on strategy is supported by outstanding data analytics that generate unique insights and meaningful business improvement. Through events, publications, and interactive programs, Avalere insights are accessible to a broad range of customers. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @avalerehealth.</p> <p>Avalere Health is seeking a <strong>SQL/SAS Programmer </strong>to join our Policy Practice. The practice focuses on a range of issues including: ongoing federal and state discussion around health reform, federal and state implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges, evolving benefit designs in public and private payers, Medicare Advantage and Part D policy and payment, Medicare reform issues, Medicaid and other state health policies, and federal budget and deficit reduction issues. We rely on deep subject matter expertise and understanding of the business issues facing our clients to assess how this changing policy landscape impacts the pharmaceutical industry, managed care plans, providers, and consumers. We provide analytic support and advisory services, including legislative strategy, regulatory analysis, and quantitative modeling of proposed and enacted policies to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry.</p> <p><strong>Duties and Responsibilities:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Perform descriptive and advanced statistical analysis using large patient and/or claims databases in support of policy modeling to execute analysis plans and support client strategic objectives</li> <li>Design analytical studies, protocols and methods, policy impact and scoring models</li> <li>Contribute to the development of concept proposals, scopes of work, budgets, and analysis plans</li> <li>Independently manage workflow and make direct contributions to the research and analysis process</li> <li>Work within the policy analytics team to identify areas for delivering innovation to clients</li> <li>Maintain compliance with Inovalon’s policies, procedures and mission statement;</li> <li>Adhere to all confidentiality and HIPAA requirements as outlined within Inovalon’s Operating Policies and Procedures in all ways and at all times with respect to any aspect of the data handled or services rendered in the undertaking of the position; and</li> <li>Fulfill those responsibilities and/or duties that may be reasonably provided by Inovalon for the purpose of achieving operational and financial success of the Employer.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Job Requirements:</strong></p> <p><strong>Skills, Experience, and Other Job Related Requirements</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><em>Minimum Requirements</em>:</p> <ul> <li>BA/BS or higher in economics, mathematics, statistics, data science, health policy, public administration, public policy, public health, epidemiology, statistics or related discipline</li> <li>2+ years of SAS/SQL programming experience</li> <li>Experience analyzing large administrative pharmacy and medical claims databases (public and private)</li> <li>Working knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and/or econometric skills</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Additional Skills and Competencies:</em></p> <ul> <li>Healthcare policy and analysis background</li> <li>Experience with analyzing healthcare survey data (e.g Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey)</li> <li>Experience with SAS Macros</li> <li>Experience with importing data, transforming, cleaning, merging, and editing data and extensive quality/accuracy measures</li> <li>Experience with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)</li> <li>Experience interpreting statistical output and analyses</li> <li>Ability to independently manage multiple work streams with limited supervision</li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communication skills</li> <li>Demonstrated problem solving, analytical reasoning and decision-making skills and strong commitment to meeting goals and deadlines</li> <li>Positive, flexible and self-motivated attitude, with excellent teamwork skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment</li> </ul> <p><strong>Physical Demands and Work Environment:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Sedentary work ( i.e. sitting for long periods of time);</li> <li>Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force;</li> <li>Frequently or constantly lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects and engaging in repetitive motions;</li> <li>Subject to inside environmental conditions; and</li> <li>Travel for this position will include less than 5% locally, usually for training purposes.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="content-conclusion"><p><em>The Company maintains a drug free work environment for all of its associates, which includes employees, contractors and vendors. It is unlawful for associates to manufacture, sell, distribute, dispense, possess or use any controlled substance or marijuana in the workplace and doing so will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or the contracted relationship. </em></p> <p><em>By embracing diversity, equity and inclusion we enhance our work environment and drive business success. Inovalon strives to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate and of our clients and everyone whom we serve. We endeavor to create a culture of inclusion in which our associates feel empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work and pursue their professional goals in an equitable setting. We understand that by fostering this type of culture, and welcoming different perspectives, we generate innovation and growth.</em></p></div>

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