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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) works in partnership with the entire health care community to improve quality and efficiency in an evolving health care system and provides leadership in the broader health care marketplace. Our effectiveness depends on the capabilities of a dedicated, professional staff that is committed to supporting these objectives. A career with CMS offers the opportunity to get involved on important national health care issues and be part of a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly visible organization. For more information on CMS, please see: WHO MAY APPLY: This is a competitive vacancy, open to all United States Citizens or Nationals, advertised under Delegated Examining Authority. Selections made under this vacancy announcement will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would therefore be given new appointments to the civil service; however, benefits, time served and all other Federal entitlements would remain the same. Click here for more information about US Citizenship and other eligibility information.   Additional selections may be made from this announcement for similar positions within CMS in the same geographical location.

This position is located in the Division of Payment Models in the Patient Care Models Group (PCMG), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Woodlawn, MD 21244. 


In this position you will direct a staff of highly skilled Health Insurance Specialist and analysts in the successful implementation and operation of patient care models tested by the Innovation Center.

Specifically, you will:
• Direct patient care models that examine the innovative payment models that incentivize care redesign around the continuum of care in all settings, including hospitals, post-acute providers, home and community for a broad array of clinical conditions.
• Design, develop, and implement alternative payment models to achieve progress in the three part goals of better care, better health and lower cost through improvements in the Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP programs.
• Collaborate closely with Innovation Center and CMS staff and other internal and external stakeholders and organizations as appropriate, on key aspects of payment models, including stakeholder engagement, learning and diffusion, rapid cycle evaluation, information technology, data exchange, payment policy and operations.
• Provide technical expertise to various CMS and non-Governmental entities on payment and delivery system alternatives.  Work with high level industry executives, consultants and Government officials in developing and implementing alternative payment and delivery systems.