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Clinical Quality Measure Lead

Job ID 886-1

Position Description:

Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of design and assessment of public policies and programs since 1968. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Come join our vibrant and growing health program improvement group, and make important contributions to the design and operations of key public programs.

Mathematica seeks a clinical quality measures professional with experience developing, testing, implementing and maintaining clinical quality measures. This individual should have experience working in a clinical healthcare setting with expertise in quality measure development or implementation.


  • Serve as intellectual lead and subject matter expert for one or more measures

  • Lead environmental scans to establish evidence base for measure concepts and measures; responsible for thoroughly understanding the available literature for the measure topic area

  • Lead development of measure specification, including research and documentation

  • Lead development of business case, including research and writing.

  • Identify key research questions for testing and reviewing materials

  • Analyze testing results to determine relevancy for measure specification

  • Act as primary point of contact for all measure-related questions

  • Draft informational progress updates and decision memos for project sponsors

  • Lead or mentor staff for ongoing maintenance of the measure (literature review and guidelines, review of comments/questions, data analyses, and input from experts)

  • Respond to all public comments received on the measure from project-sponsored comment period, federal rulemaking, National Quality Forum (NQF), and other public forums

  • Present measure-related information to technical and clinical expert panels as well as other expert and advisory groups as needed

  • Provide critical review of measure documentation and testing results

  • Develop, prepare, and submit measure information for independent review and endorsement and attend meetings to support these activities

  • Manage team resources appropriately and identify when and where additional input is needed

  • Synthesize and critically review information across multiple sources to make a decision, while working with other team members

  • Effectively delegate, as appropriate, and mentor junior staff

  • Provide quality assurance reviews with constructive feedback on work products delegated to junior staff

Position Requirements:

  • Master's degree and 7+ years of relevant experience or doctoral degree in any of the following fields: medicine, nursing, engineering, public health, health informatics, health information management, health care management, business administration, computer science, or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree and 10+ years relevant experience.

  • Experience developing, evaluating or implementing clinical quality measures and understanding of the clinical rationale related to the measure concept

  • Experience with or knowledge of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, state, and other quality reporting programs

  • Experience collaborating with and building consensus within diverse teams

  • Successful history of communicating findings to and collaborating with clients and decision makers

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write clear and concise technical memos and documents; experience giving presentations to panels and large groups

  • Proven track record of successful leadership with excellent facilitation skills, including the ability to resolve issues and build consensus among groups of diverse stakeholders

  • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; flexibility to lead and manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadlines; ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated ability to provide task leadership and coordinate multidisciplinary teams that involve subcontractors and/or multiple stakeholders; and manage multiple work demands simultaneously

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history at time of application. We offer our employees a stimulating, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership. 

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. 

Available Locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; Ann Arbor, MI

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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