Job: Senior Medicare Policy Expert

(Posted to listserv Feb 3)

The AARP Public Policy Institute is seeking to hire a senior Medicare policy expert for the position of Senior Strategic Policy Advisor in the Health team.

The individual is expected to have substantive knowledge of Medicare issues, particularly in the areas of the Sustainable Growth Rate, and payment, delivery system, and broader Medicare reform issues.

Preference will be given to applicants who have used, and are familiar with, the MCBS data and are knowledgeable about out-of-pocket spending and utilization by Medicare beneficiaries, and the financing aspect of the Medicare program, such as spending, costs, and trust fund issues.

The individual will use specific knowledge of Medicare to inform AARP research and advocacy. The individual is expected to conduct objective research, or manage research by external vendors, on highly visible and potentially controversial policy issues. Responsibilities also include evaluating federal legislative and regulatory proposals, representing AARP in public forums, serving as an expert resource to internal AARP staff and external policy leaders, convening expert panels to advance discussion of timely and relevant policy questions, and identifying emerging Medicare issues.


Completion of an advanced degree in Health Policy, Social Sciences, Law, or a related discipline, and 8 years of related experience. Completion of a Doctorate degree preferred. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Highly technical knowledge of the issue areas specified above. Ability to analyze data and understand data models, tools, and techniques preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on line at

Position posted under “All Available Positions” category.


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