HPC Internship Program
Applications accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Program Officer, Strategic Investment
The Health Policy Commission seeks a Program Officer to assist with implementation of the community hospital grant program administered by the HPC.
The HPC is responsible for the administration of the Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, and Transformation (CHART) Investment Program, nearly $120 million for eligible Massachusetts community hospitals over four years. The CHART program represents a key component of the HPC’s mandate to support the improvement of health care quality and access while reducing cost growth.
Through the CHART program, the HPC seeks to invest in eligible community hospitals across Massachusetts, funding projects in domains such as high risk care management, behavioral health integration, and health information technology/health information exchange.
Each Program Officer (PO) for CHART serves as lead contact for a portfolio of CHART hospital awardees. In a team-based environment but with individual responsibility for hospital oversight, the PO will provide day-to-day support and oversight to CHART hospitals for successful project implementation, along with project management, analysis, and strategic development of the overall program. Candidates must be results-oriented with the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously to consistently meet deadlines and client expectations. The best candidates will have previous client-facing project work experience in settings such as provider organizations, consulting, or other settings focused on organizational improvement (e.g., industrial engineering or manufacturing), and have demonstrated experience with program management or project management with a proven track record of problem-solving, managing client relationships and communicating effectively with team members. As CHART is a new program, the PO position represents an opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to program development within a new state agency.
Deputy Director of Policy for Payment Reform
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The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) seeks applications for its Deputy Director of Policy for Payment Reform position.
The HPC seeks an exceptional deputy director to help lead the agency’s work accelerating Massachusetts’ payment reform efforts. Massachusetts has been a national leader in the development and implementation of alternative payment methods to support the transition towards accountable care. Replacing the fee-for-service payment system with alternative payment methods is a major aim of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, the Commonwealth’s landmark health care cost containment law, and work to lead this transition is underway among public and private payers and the provider community. Given the central importance of payment reforms to sustainable cost containment, supporting this transition is a core policy priority for the HPC.
The Deputy Director will report directly to the Director of Policy for Accountable Care, responsible for leading HPC’s work on care delivery and payment reform. The Deputy will help drive the HPC’s policymaking related to development and implementation of alternative payment models, in collaboration with the payer and provider communities in the Commonwealth, and senior policymakers at other state agencies. More specifically, the Deputy Director will have formal responsibility to:
• Developing policy to accelerate payment reform in the Commonwealth, including assessment of the effectiveness of various alternative payment models and designing model payments to be adopted more widely across the Commonwealth
• Fulfill the HPC’s statutory charge to develop and implement model payment methods to support Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations.
• Facilitate integration of mental and behavioral health services into new payment models.
• Seek ways for the HPC to advance alternative payment models through other avenues, such as enhancing data transparency, convening key stakeholders to better align models, and bringing policy focus to key barriers and accelerators of reform.
• Support the Policy Director of Accountable Care in formulating and implementing a broader strategy for care delivery and payment system transformation.
The Deputy Director of Policy for Payment Reform will also work closely with other HPC senior staff to develop a coordinated, strategic approach to promoting payment reform. Examples include:
• Working on the analysis and evaluation of new payment models in the HPC’s annual cost trends reports.
• Leveraging the HPC’s $120 million CHART investment program to support community hospitals that seek to adopt alternative payment models.
Responsibilities will include stand-alone project management, potential supervision of a team of program managers and analysts, management of contracted consultants, extensive stakeholder engagement, completion of qualitative and quantitative analyses, preparation of written communications, and presentations at both internal and external meetings.
Payroll and Benefits Coordinator
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PART TIME OPPORTUNITY – The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) seeks applications for the part-time position of Payroll and Benefits Coordinator to join the Office of the Chief of Staff (OCS). OCS oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency, managing administration, conducting fiscal operations, overseeing external affairs, and coordinating technical support. OCS also manages the HPC’s human resources activities, including payroll, benefits, hiring, and onboarding.
As the HPC is a new state agency, the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator will contribute to the development of the agency’s operations. This position will provide administrative coordination for recruiting, hiring, on-boarding new employees, handling personnel and benefit questions, and off-boarding employees.
Reporting directly to the Chief of Staff and working closely with the Chief Fiscal Officer, this position will work with the state’s HR/CMS system, the Group Insurance Commission, the State Retirement Board, and vendor-supported benefit programs. This position will be a part-time employee. The HPC will consider contract employees. We anticipate 2 to 3 days per week. Please indicate in your application that you are seeking part time employment.
Applicants must be proficient with PeopleSoft HR by Oracle, the system used by the state for HR operations.