University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Sr Policy Analyst for Health Law

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Charlestown
    Job Location 2 weeks ago(6/6/2018 1:40 PM)
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  • Overview


    Under the general direction of the Director of the Center for Health Law and Economics (CHLE) and the direct supervision of a Principal or Senior Associate, this Senior Policy Analyst for Health Law is responsible for supporting the legal and policy analysis, writing and research activities of the Center for Health Law and Economics. The Senior Policy Analyst for Health Law will perform research and analyses of state and federal laws and regulations, research health care reform proposals and other initiatives of federal health agencies as well as government agencies of Massachusetts and other States, assist with legislative and regulatory review and analysis for clients, draft policy briefs related to health care reform and other topics, analyze impact of new rules and laws on client programs and policies, draft health law and policy related documents, and perform other related tasks.



    • Perform policy and legal analyses of complex health care and human services topics and issues, which require an understanding of the project’s goals and policy context, and the ability to combine and synthesize research findings and information from multiple sources.
    • Prepare written summaries and reports of policy and legal analyses and draft written reports and other materials in easily understood formats for both internal and external distribution.
    • Draft policy briefs, develop options and recommendations based on policy and legal analysis, and draft client presentations.
    • Obtain data and information from a wide variety of sources, including federal agencies, state agencies, insurers, health care providers, human services providers, academic and professional journals, professional organizations, foundations, news outlets, blogs, consulting project clients and consulting project partners.
    • Assess the quality of the data obtained by analyzing the data for missing data and/or inconsistencies and, as needed, develop and implement methods to improve the quality of the data by obtaining missing values, resolving inconsistencies or excluding selected data from analyses.
    • Assist in identifying sources of data and information relevant to specific analytic projects on health care and human services topics and issues.
    •  Plan and coordinate meetings with numerous participants and attendees, and execute all preparation and implementation activities related to meetings as needed to support projects.
    • Communicate effectively with full range of governmental and private sector clients to build strong partnerships, avoid or resolve all client concerns, and manage client relationships in a professional manner. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned.



    • Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) and member of the Massachusetts bar.
    • Two to five (2-5) years of related legal or health law and policy experience, or equivalent in relevant legal practice, health care consultation, or policy analysis and research. Required work experience may include internships or research assistant roles requiring analysis, writing or research.  
    • Demonstrated ability to perform legal research and analyze findings, orally and in writing.
    • Proven ability to interpret laws and regulations affecting the field of health care and policy or related field.
    • Excellent analytical and writing skills as demonstrated in writing sample of past analytical work.
    • Ability to analyze and summarize a large volume of complex material under tight deadlines. 
    • Excellent oral communication skills.
    • Ability to learn new issues quickly.
    • Ability to take initiative on assignments and work independently.




    • Knowledge of the Massachusetts health care system and current health care policy issues.
    • Knowledge of federal and state legislative and regulatory processes.
    • Knowledge of recent state and federal health care policy initiatives.
    • Knowledge of Medicaid laws and regulations.
    • Knowledge of public procurement processes.
    • Working knowledge of administrative law.
    • Prior consultation experience in health law and policy.
    • Membership in bars of other New England States a plus.
    • Experience writing project proposals, grants, vendor contracts and other types of business proposals at the local, state and/or federal level with familiarity with public procurement rules and processes.
    • Excellence in work and/or academic performance, as evidenced by letters of reference or awards for outstanding performance and achievement, or other similar indicators of excellence.

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