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Guidehouse Managing Consultant- Medicaid Expenditure Reporting in Helena, Montana

Overview

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit: www.guidehouse.com.

Responsibilities

Work with the Medicaid agency staff in reviewing the process flow of completing the quarterly CMS Medicaid/CHIP expenditure reporting forms (CMS-64, CMS-21, CMS-37, CMS-21b) and provide recommendations to make the process more efficient. Provide quality reviews and make improvements to workpapers used to prepare expenditure reporting form submissions. Conduct training for Medicaid agency staff to address questions raised and corrections needed to the Medicaid agencies processes. Provide technical advisory for reviews of the expenditure reporting forms performed by CMS, OIG and state auditors. Reconcile expenditure reporting forms to state accounting and claim records.

Job Description/Responsibilities: • Assess weakness and provide recommendations on reporting of expenditures, audit adjustments, recoveries, overpayments on the CMS-64, CMS-21, CMS-37, and CMS-21b. • Support and audit each step in accumulating, confirming, adjusting, and allocating data as the CMS-64 and CMS-21 reports are completed. • Develop reconciliation processes to map expenditures and revenue from the state accounting and claim systems to entries made into the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Budget and Expenditure System (MBES). • Review workbooks used to support the CMS-64 and CMS-21. Ensure workpapers prepared by Medicaid agency staff have been compared to entries made into MBES. Ensure that any noted variances noted are resolved and that all entries are properly reported prior to certification of the CMS-64 and CMS-21. • Prior to the end of the federal fiscal year, prepare the following reconciliations of CMS-64 and CMS-21: o Reconcile Federal draws from the U.S. Treasury Payment Management System (PMS) to the Federal Share reported on the CMS-64 and CMS-21. o Reconcile Non-Federal share to the total State General Revenue and other revenue sources maintained in a state agencies fund accounting system. • Prepare work plans with tasks and target dates for developing protocols, procedures and supporting work templates for the federal reporting forms. • Provide status updates to Medicaid agency staff on the progress made in completing work plan tasks. • Develop and deliver technical training to Medicaid agency staff on CMS-64, CMS-21, CMS-37, and CMS-21B requirements and processes. • Provide technical advisory on reviews and audits of the CMS-64, CMS-21, CMS-37, and CMS-21B performed by external reviewers.

Qualifications

Required:

• BA/BS degree in Health Policy, Economics, Finance, Data Science or other Healthcare/Science/Finance related disciplines OR 10 yrs. relevant experence, Master’s degree preferred • 7+ years of experience working with Medicaid/Medicare or other health care claims data. • 5+ years of previous work experience in the health care industry or with a consulting firm to include the following: o A complete understanding of the flow information through the forms reported on CMS-64, CMS-21, CMS-37, and CMS-21B reports. o Knowledge of all code of federal regulations (CFR’s), state Medicaid manual references, state Medicaid director’s letters, departmental appeals board (DAB) decisions, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and title XIX/title XXI of the social security act citations applicable to Medicaid and CHIP expenditure federal reporting. o Familiarity with Medicaid State Plan Amendments and Public Assistance Cost Allocation Plans. o Understanding of basic Medicaid reimbursement methodologies including per diems, Diagnosis Related Group (DRG), Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APC’s), Resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS), Resource Utilization Groups (RUG) and Medicare cost reporting principles. • Ability to work overtime

Preferred:

• 7+years of experience working on hospital-based financing for Medicaid payments (IGT, CPE, CMS-64, DSH assessments, etc.) • 5+ years of experience working in a variety of State Medicaid Programs (Rate Setting, CMS 64 other payment initiatives) • 5+ years of experience preparing deliverables for healthcare payment and pricing projects, payment incentive models, hospital payment adequacy analyses, federal compliance for Medicaid programs, and federal revenue enhancement programs • 5+ years of experience using the CMS-2552-10, Medicare acuity, and Medicaid quality scores in assessing hospital performance and hospital reimbursement through Medicaid • Knowledge and experience with the application of methods for risk adjustment, reserving, pricing, and forecasting for health insurance • Ability to engage in relationship initiation and cultivation with state Medicaid leaders and/or hospital industry leaders. • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite • Superior written and oral communication skills • Project management and client relations experience

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job esponsibilities as described.

  • This position is open to candidate virtually from EST, CST, PST time zones as well as AZ, UT.

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

  • No sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace.

Disclaimer

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

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