Public Health Job Opportunities

Medicaid Program Specialist

Deadline: January 3, 2014

The Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care is looking for a self-motivated individual that plans and coordinates the development, administration and evaluation of Medicaid and CHIP program(s); serves as a resource and consultant to provide technical assistance/advice to agency staff, clients and service providers; researches and develops program policy and performs quality assurance analysis and evaluation of assigned program(s); performs related work as assigned.

Under general supervision is responsible for researching, reviewing, analyzing and interpreting federal regulations, federal laws, state laws and their administrative requirements to formulate appropriate policies, procedures and interpretations for Medical Assistance programs. Researches, reviews, analyzes and reports on federal regulations, state laws and administrative requirements that may affect an assigned program for intent and meaning and to formulate appropriate changes in State policies and procedures. Writes reports, position papers, impact statements and other documents to formulate policy material to cover Medical Assistance programs by conducting research and meeting with other department staff, representatives of other agencies and health and/or human service providers. Develops and prepares for submission required federal and state reporting documents and related forms. Drafts, develops and implements policy, procedure and program regulations related to Medical Assistance programs and ensures staff and service providers are working with uniform guidelines by evaluating and coordinating program policies and regulations. Develops informational releases concerning program activities including memos, administrative bulletins and informational pamphlets for distribution to agency staff, service providers/contractors, and representatives of community organizations and/or members of the general public to create awareness of program services, enrollment procedures, policies and authorizations. Establishes and maintains liaison with State and federal governmental agencies and local community groups involved with program(s) activities and/or functions. Attends and participates in public hearings involving agency policy and procedure revisions.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent coursework/training in public administration, social/behavioral sciences, health care or human services or professional experience working in a human/social service or health care agency with responsibility for planning or evaluating services, programs or operational policies and practices.

PREFERRED: Experience interpreting and developing regulations. Legal coursework, training and/or education.

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