State of Maryland

HEALTH SERVICES RATE ANALYST I (#006234)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $46,942.00-$74,933.00 Yearly


GRADE

16

NATURE OF WORK

Health Services Rate Analyst I is the intermediate level of work setting rates hospitals charge for health services and auditing hospital records for compliance with established rates. Employees in this classification do not supervise.

Employees in this classification receive moderate supervision from a Health Services Rate Analyst Supervisor.

Health Services Rate Analyst Trainee, Health Services Rate Analyst I and Health Services Rate Analyst II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Health Services Rate Analyst Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision, the Health Services Rate Analyst I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed and the Health Services Rate Analyst II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Reviews financial data from hospitals for completeness, accuracy, validity and adequacy for rate setting purposes;

Determines the scope and nature of analysis of financial data required to set reasonable rates to be charged for health services;

Performs calculations to develop inflation factors, inpatient rate changes, price leveling factors and case mix adjustments on inflation adjustments;

Applies appropriate rate setting methodologies required for inflation adjustments, guaranteed inpatient revenue adjustments and whole or partial rate reviews;

Modifies rate setting methodologies for special factors or circumstances such as rate reductions and changes in intensity factors;

Prepares manual and computerized work papers to document the rate setting process;

Discusses proposed rates with hospital officials, physicians and health insurance officials to gather information and explain the basis of rate proposals;

Presents empirical evidence summarized into staff recommendations to the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) on the effectiveness and efficiency of proposed rates;

Prepares testimony and provides background information for presentation at formal and informal hearings to explain and defend rate reviews and analyses;

Audits annual financial statements of hospitals;

Assists with proposed spend downs for hospitals to bring health services rates down to reasonable levels;

Interprets and applies HSCRC regulations and policies in the review of hospital rate proposals;

Performs other related duties.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency. Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Jul 1 1995 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006234; EST: 7/1/1995; REV: ;

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