Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Health Care Analyst

Recruitment #210525-4381AR-001

Introduction


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding Health Care Analyst Role? If so, we encourage you to apply today. The Office of the Commissioner (OOC) seeks qualified individuals for the position of Associate Health Care Analyst (PCN: 23688) within our Fiscal Services Division. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are located at 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT.

This position is located in the Healthcare Finance Unit. This unit coordinates the Department’s rate-setting and claims analysis (e.g., General Assistance Behavioral Health Program) functions, and provides financial analysis and reporting requested by internal and external customers.

Discover the opportunity to:
  • Review and evaluate health care related financial and utilization data for accuracy and completeness;
  • Resolve any deficiencies and update databases;
  • Conduct complex financial and utilization analyses and produce actionable healthcare data analytics, written reports, narratives, and publications to inform and evaluate health care policies and objectives;
  • Measure financial conditions and provide data for decision and policy making;
  • Interpret and analyze complex financial and statistical data; and
  • Answer inquiries and assists in processing financial analysis requests from auditors.
We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off! We offer outstanding work/life balance and limitless opportunity!

Selection Plan

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job class.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov or (860) 785-6185.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Departments of Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Public Health, Social Services or the Office of the State Comptroller, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the analysis of financial, utilization and management records of health care facilities and/or providers or health insurance providers.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs the most complex duties in the review of materials to determine compliance with requirements contained in Connecticut General Statutes and agency regulations; assists in development of procedures, documentation references and computer programming and data base management to provide efficient and effective use of staff resources; reviews and evaluates financial, utilization and management records of health care facilities and/or providers toward various ends; prepares complex financial, narrative and statistical reports; reviews findings and conclusions with senior staff; conducts research and analysis as needed for special projects; provides staff training and assistance; performs related duties as required

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: Analyzes complex provider enrollment applications and required supporting documentation which includes, but not limited to: financial reports to demonstrate solvency, budget, line of credit, entity incorporation papers, certificates of insurance, business and strategic plans, Board of Directors or Advisory Board composition and their biographical summaries and clinical credentials, mission statement, organizational charts, letters of references, background check information and provider's policies and procedures; arranges for the Qualified Provider Committee to review acceptable provider application and credentials and to interview applicants recommended as a qualified provider; performs related duties as required.

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES: Analyzes and evaluates complex budget, expenditure, utilization, rate setting and/or revenue issues within behavioral health programs; prepares reports of findings for decision and policy making purposes; may prepare cost-based rate proposals for provider services; performs related duties as required.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Reviews various complex health care facility and/or provider Certificate of Need applications; analyzes impact of proposals on other health care providers in Connecticut; prepares necessary related written documents and assists employees of higher grade by drafting decisions; reviews revenue, expense, uncompensated care and utilization data to measure the financial condition of hospitals and to provide data for decision and policy making; performs related duties as required.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: Analyzes and evaluates complex budget, expenditure, utilization, reimbursement rate setting and/or revenue issues within social services programs, including Medicaid; participates in public hearings and assists senior staff in conferring with representatives of facilities and outside experts with respect to issues; interacts, under guidance, with Office of the Attorney General in any agency litigation including preparation of complete court records and substantive writing of technical issues for inclusion in legal brief; may review complex Certificate of Need applications for nursing facility, residential care homes and ICF/ID development; performs related duties as required.

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER: Analyzes complex health care financial and utilization data for state employees and retirees; analyzes and evaluates health insurance plans; answers inquiries and assists in processing appeals on health care benefit issues for state employees and retirees; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of financial management including organization, administration, management, finance, budgeting, auditing and accounting; knowledge of health care industry; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in interpretation and analysis of complex financial, statistical and technical data; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional experience in financial management with some experience in health care management.

Note: Financial management is defined as professional accounting or auditing work with responsibility for the review and recommendation of financial policies and procedures of a business organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in accounting, finance or other closely related field or public health with some college courses in accounting or finance may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. Professional experience in health care facility administration, health program administration, health insurance administration, health planning or other health care related fields may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis to a maximum of one (1) year.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our preferred candidate will have:
  • Experience in the principles and practices of financial management and organization, administration, finance, budgeting, auditing and accounting in the healthcare industry;
  • Experience in extracting, reviewing, interpreting and analyzing complex financial, statistical, and technical data and information from databases and other sources, and preparing related written reports and narratives;
  • Experience with interpreting federal and state laws, statutes and regulations;
  • Professional experience in healthcare facility administration, health program administration, health insurance administration, health planning or other closely related field; and
  • A Master’s degree in accounting, finance or other closely related field or public health with college courses in accounting or finance.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.