Data Analyst II

The Bizzell Group is seeking a Data Analyst to support the firm's federal government client and provide a broad range of healthcare quality improvement services involving support of the national data-driven initiatives to optimize health outcomes for persons and families while supporting clinicians, providers, and communities in improving health and healthcare of the population they serve. 



  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses, create analytic reports, and provide operational support as part of the Data Validation and Administrative (DVA) Contractor team’s mission to ensure accurate, high-quality measure data submissions from Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIICs).
  • Become proficient with contract documentation and NQIIC narrative deliverables to understand data submission requirements and NQIIC data quality processes/infrastructure.
  • Design analytic and data management strategies for monitoring and examining NQIIC data submissions to identify special-cause data patterns, anomalies and other potential data quality issues.
  • Create actionable internal reports depicting the data quality issues identified and provide recommendations to address them.
  • Contribute questions and other query items for follow-up with NQIICs to address data quality issues.
  • Provide operational/programmatic support for DVA validation and audit activities.
  • Contribute analytic content to monthly and quarterly reporting on NQIIC data quality issues for the Client.
  • Participate in internal DVA strategic meetings and, as appropriate, meetings with the Client to present analytic findings and insights.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) experience 
  • Advanced SAS programming skills to provide statistical programming and analytical support on a range of projects
  • Experience analyzing extremely large data sets, strong data management skills, and strong writing skills
  • Able to contextualize and interpret research findings within larger ideas, topics, and trends
  • Able to synthesize research for high-quality presentation
  • Able to distill large amounts of information into concise bullets, graphics, and frameworks 
  • Experience at managing multiple simultaneous projects from start to finish
  • Strong project management, planning, and organization skills, and an ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in utilizing MS Office
  • Excellent technical abilities and strong analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to interact with team members and customers
  • Provide training to colleagues as needed

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with other health data sets (e.g., National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN))
  • Experience with Amazon QuickSight and other data visualization libraries/tools/toolkits
  • Familiarity with interactive graphics, data visualization, data mining, and data analysis, including experience in creating graphical representations of data
  • Familiarity with Qualtrics and Atlassian 
  • Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Data Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics, Information Systems, Data Science or related area and/or equivalent experience
  • At least four (4) years of experience in SAS programming
  • At least four (4) years in data analytics programmer preferred
  • At least three (3) years of experience working as a data analyst within the healthcare sector for a federal government client or contractor a plus

The Bizzell Group, LLC offers competitive compensation, a flexible benefits package, career development opportunities that reflect its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. Benefits include Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance, Paid Time-Off & Company Paid Holidays, Professional Development & Learning Opportunities.

We participate in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

The Bizzell Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. That does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive, and respectful work culture that values all.