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Internship - Health Policy and Medicaid Intern

The Health Unit is responsible for the fiscal and policy oversight of an $84 billion portfolio, comprised of the Medicaid and non-Medicaid components of the Department of Health (DOH), the State Office of the Aging (SOFA) and the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) budgets. The work of the Health Unit in the dynamic health care environment provides the opportunity to collaborate both internally and externally to bring constructive solutions to existing or emerging public health challenges and the Medicaid program. Internship Opportunity Details: The selected candidate will be responsible for: Tracking and analyzing potential changes in Federal Health funding mechanisms or policies, and evaluating of the impact on New York State, including Medicaid; Reviewing and identifying fiscal and policy impacts associated with numerous health related programs and initiatives, including Medicaid, general Public Health work, Early Intervention, ending the AIDS epidemic, and responding to the opioid crisis; Researching, creating, and analyzing forecasting models using data loads from various sources to project spending and utilization within various key health areas; Developing briefing materials and recommendations to inform policymakers on key aspects of programs, proposed legislation and how various initiatives may impact the State, localities, and constituents; and Assisting in developing the Executive Budget. The position will offer the selected candidate a unique opportunity to evaluate and conduct research and develop recommendations related to the State's health policy and financing.
Job Function
The Health Unit is responsible for the fiscal and policy oversight of an $84 billion portfolio, comprised of the Medicaid and non-Medicaid components of the Department of Health (DOH), the State Office of the Aging (SOFA) and the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) budgets. The work of the Health Unit in the dynamic health care environment provides the opportunity to collaborate both internally and externally to bring constructive solutions to existing or emerging public health challenges and the Medicaid program. Internship Opportunity Details: The selected candidate will be responsible for: Tracking and analyzing potential changes in Federal Health funding mechanisms or policies, and evaluating of the impact on New York State, including Medicaid; Reviewing and identifying fiscal and policy impacts associated with numerous health related programs and initiatives, including Medicaid, general Public Health work, Early Intervention, ending the AIDS epidemic, and responding to the opioid crisis; Researching, creating, and analyzing forecasting models using data loads from various sources to project spending and utilization within various key health areas; Developing briefing materials and recommendations to inform policymakers on key aspects of programs, proposed legislation and how various initiatives may impact the State, localities, and constituents; and Assisting in developing the Executive Budget. The position will offer the selected candidate a unique opportunity to evaluate and conduct research and develop recommendations related to the State's health policy and financing.
Salary Range: From $15.38 to $19.09 Hourly
Minimum Qualification
Candidates with graduate-level coursework in health care finance or policy are preferred, but post-junior level undergraduates with strong writing and analytical skills may be considered. The successful candidate should enjoy working in a team environment, have an interest in health care finance and be able to: prepare, analyze, and effectively present fiscal information; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; manage multiple assignments; demonstrate initiative in formulating constructive recommendations on issues; and work proficiently with Microsoft Excel/Word

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