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COVID-19 has created unprecedented workload at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as the agency has had to deliver the Public Assistance (PA) program simultaneously in every state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) area. This has created a need for increased consistency through process, information requirements, and public-facing guidance. It has also meant that applicants who do not traditionally apply for FEMA assistance, such as hospitals and schools, are submitting costs which require subject matter expertise (SME) to understand and validate.
RAND seeks experienced researchers with expertise related to medical cost, billing, and insurance practices in support of RAND’s Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC). Major tasks will include providing quantitative and qualitative cost analyses of applications for COVID-19 assistance, synthesizing analyses from multiple sources, writing reports, and providing briefings.
This is a 12-month term position, with the possibility of renewal for up to 2 years total.
Quantitative background is required.
Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with researchers and professional research support staff on cross-disciplinary teams is required.
U.S. citizenship is required for this project work.
BA/BS degree plus three years’ experience or Master’s degree plus one year experience, is required.
Experience related to medical cost coding, medical billing practices, and insurance including Medicare and private insurance is required.
Experience with government grant programs, particularly FEMA’s Public Assistance program, is a plus.
The position requires the ability to obtain DHS Fitness.
This position is virtual/remote only.
Equal Opportunity Employer: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet