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Research Analyst, NYS Office of the Attorney General, The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, New York, NY

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a Research Analyst to join its Electronic Investigative Support Group (EISG) based in New York City.  The EISG manages a statewide network, consisting of 8 regional offices, and supports a 20+ terabyte data mart which serves as the main data source in the investigation and prosecution of healthcare fraud and abuse.

Applicants must possess the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare or quantitative field of study
  • Experience or interest in statistical analysis and machine learning concepts
  • Detail-oriented and organized with the ability to creatively problem solve
  • Dynamic, self-starter with a proven ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel, Access

The ideal candidate will have the following additional knowledge and experience:

  • 1-3 years demonstrated experience in data analysis and data visualization
  • Knowledge of the healthcare industry and medical coding concepts (CPT, ICD-9 / 10, DRGs)
  • Experience in SQL and a firm understanding of relational databases
  • Experience in any of the following: R, Python, SPSS Modeler, data visualization tools (e.g. R ggplot, Shiny, Tableau)

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing healthcare data, Medicaid claims and other data mining resources to identify instances of fraud, waste and abuse
  • Collecting, cleansing, and formatting large quantities of data
  • Conducting exploratory data analysis and draft potential anomaly metrics
  • Translating historical patterns of fraud, waste, and abuse into features for modeling
  • Collaborating with MFCU’s audit and investigative staff to validate potential models and record requirements for future development
  • Preparing reports and visualizations to document and present findings to Medicaid Fraud investigators
  • Documenting analytical process and model development

To Apply

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: MFCU_RSA_NYC_6087; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at (212) 416-8080.

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