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Health Policy Specialist

at Harris Health System

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 147167
Keywords: health

Job Description

About Us

Community Health Choice, Inc. (Community) is a non-profit managed care organization (MCO), licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance. Through its network of more than 10,000 providers and 94 hospitals, Community serves over 400,000 Members with the following programs:

• Medicaid State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) program for low-income children and pregnant women

• Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the children of low-income parents, which includes CHIP Perinatal benefits for unborn children of pregnant women who do not qualify for Medicaid STAR

• Health Insurance Marketplace Plans that offer individual health coverage that includes preventive care, emergency services, prescription drugs, and hospitalization available to all, regardless of pre-existing conditions.

Improving Members' experiences is at the heart of every Community position. We strive every day to make sure that our Members have access to the high-quality health care they need and deserve.

Community is accredited by URAC for its health plan operations. We offer care management programs for asthma, diabetes, and high-risk pregnancy. An affiliate of the Harris Health System (Harris Health), Community is financially self-sufficient and receives no financial support from Harris Health or from Harris County taxpayers.

Job Profile

The Health Policy Specialist will perform research, analysis and prepare reports for Community Health Choice (Community) executives regarding various issues relating to state and federal Healthcare policy that affects Community. The HPS will also track, research and report on various industry trends, issues and best practices for Community leadership.


  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Political Science, Healthcare Administration or related field. Master's preferred.
  • Two (2) years of experience in Managed Care and/or health policy analysis.
  • Master's Degree in Economics, Political Science, Healthcare Administration, and Public Health may be used to substitute work experience.


  • Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
  • Writing /Composing Reports
  • Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Statistical
  • Diligent, accurate data entry, well organized, attention to detail.
  • Familiar with U.S. Census, American Community Survey and other sources of population data required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Benefits and EEOC

Community employees’ benefits are provided by Harris Health. These benefits are designed to provide you with flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs.

Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category

CHC Administrative

Application Instructions

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