Data and Policy Analyst I
Job description

Avalere Health is a strategic advisory company whose core purpose is to create innovative solutions to complex healthcare problems. Based in Washington, DC, the firm delivers actionable insights, product solutions, and custom analytics for leaders in healthcare business and policy. Avalere's experts span 200 staff drawn from Fortune 500 healthcare companies, the federal government (e.g., CMS, OMB, CBO, and Congress), top consultancies, and nonprofits. The firm offers deep substance on the full range of healthcare business issues affecting the Fortune 500 healthcare companies. As an Inovalon company (Nasdaq: INOV), Avaleres focus on strategy is supported by outstanding data analytics that generate unique insights and meaningful business improvement. Through events, publications, and interactive programs, Avalere insights are accessible to a broad range of customers. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @avalerehealth.

Avalere Health is seeking a Data and Policy Analyst I to join our Policy Practice. The practice focuses on a range of issues including: ongoing federal and state discussion around health reform, federal and state implementation of the Affordable Care Acts health insurance exchanges, evolving benefit designs in public and private payers, Medicare Advantage and Part D policy and payment, Medicare reform issues, Medicaid and other state health policies, and federal budget and deficit reduction issues. We rely on deep subject matter expertise and understanding of the business issues facing our clients to assess how this changing policy landscape impacts the pharmaceutical industry, managed care plans, providers, and consumers. We provide analytic support and advisory services, including legislative strategy, regulatory analysis, and quantitative modeling of proposed and enacted policies to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design analytical studies, protocols and methods, policy impact and scoring models
  • Contribute to the development of concept proposals, scopes of work, budgets, and analysis plans
  • Perform descriptive and advanced statistical analysis using large patient and/or claims databases in support of policy modeling to execute analysis plans and support client strategic objectives
  • Develop and author study reports and publications
  • Independently manage workflow and make direct contributions to the research and analysis process
  • Work within the policy analytics team to identify areas for delivering innovation to clients
  • Maintain compliance with Inovalons policies, procedures and mission statement;
  • Adhere to all confidentiality and HIPAA requirements as outlined within Inovalons Operating Policies and Procedures in all ways and at all times with respect to any aspect of the data handled or services rendered in the undertaking of the position; and
  • Fulfill those responsibilities and/or duties that may be reasonably provided by Inovalon for the purpose of achieving operational and financial success of the Employer.

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS or MA/MS in economics, mathematics, statistics, data science, health policy, public administration, public policy, public health, epidemiology, statistics or related discipline
  • 3+ years consulting, healthcare, academia, or pharmaceutical/device industry experience
  • Broad technical knowledge of health economics, policy research and analytic designs
  • Proficiency in design and execution of analytic studies using large administrative pharmacy and medical claims databases (public and private)
  • Working knowledge of statistical software packages such as SAS, SQL, and/or STATA
  • Working knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and/or econometric skills

Additional Skills and Competencies:

  • Healthcare policy and analysis background a plus
  • Excellent writing, project management, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to independently manage multiple work streams with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical reasoning and decision-making skills and strong commitment to meeting goals and deadlines
  • Positive, flexible and self-motivated attitude, with excellent teamwork skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment


By embracing diversity, equity and inclusion we enhance our work environment and drive business success. Avalere strives to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate and of our clients and everyone whom we serve. We endeavor to create a culture of inclusion in which our associates feel empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work and pursue their professional goals in an equitable setting. We understand that by fostering this type of culture, and welcoming different perspectives, we generate innovation and growth.

Consistent with our safety protocols, the Company will require a vaccination attestation for fully office-based and hybrid (office/remote) positions. Positions designated as fully remote are exempt from attestation requirements unless and until such time as an in-office presence is required.


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4321 Collington Road Bowie, Maryland 20716


1001 to 5000


$100M to $500M (USD)


Health Care

Company Description
Inovalon is a leading technology company providing cloud-based platforms empowering data-driven healthcare. Through the Inovalon ONE® Platform, Inovalon brings to the marketplace a national-scale capability to interconnect with the healthcare ecosystem, aggregate and analyze data in real-time, and empower the application of resulting insights to drive meaningful impact at the point of care. Leveraging its platform, unparalleled proprietary data sets, and industry-leading subject matter expertise, Inovalon enables better care, efficiency, and financial performance across the healthcare ecosystem. From health plans and provider organizations, to pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics companies, Inovalon's unique achievement of value is delivered through the effective progression of “Turning Data into Insight, and Insight into Action®.” Providing technology that supports a client base approaching nearly 500 healthcare organizations, Inovalon's platforms and analytics are informed by data pertaining to more than 941,000 physicians, 483,000 clinical facilities, 243 million Americans, and 38 billion medical events.
Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    3.2 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    2.9 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    2.4 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.2 / 5
  • Senior Management
    2.7 / 5
Company reviews
"Work remotely "
Current EmployeeCoding Specialist
Work remotely, good pay, generous PTO, several paid holidays, lead is always helpful and wants to see you succeed, great training, company paid CEU’s for coders.

"Laid back management, easy job"
Current EmployeeMedical Technician
I work as a medical records technician. I do medical abstraction remotely. The job is pretty easy and repetitive. It is also very inconsistent as you work from a queue that goes empty a lot of times. I think if the job was full time and consistent, I would stay with the company.

"The bad"
Former EmployeeElectronics Technician
If you're willing to be a watchdog for direct & upper management & HR, this is the job for you. I've watched many people that are under qualified get promoted while people who legitimately have qualifications get passed up for promotions. As long as you're okay with a stressful work environment with co-workers watching your every move than this is the place for you! If you do decide to work at Inovalon, gain your experience and move on.

"Stressful and unfair"
Former EmployeeAgent
Play favoritism Makes a lot of empty promises Modern day sweat shop Alway messing up paychecks In training 6 people quit because they have not been paid