MHPAEA Compliance Specialist

Do you have an interest in healthcare policy, love to help people and enjoy writing and analysis?  Then MZQ Consulting, LLC has the job for you!  Our firm is helping employers and group health plans comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act by analyzing their health insurance coverage and preparing detailed analytic reports newly required by federal law.  We need some new team members to help us with report writing and related tasks, so that our clients all keep their mental health care and substance use disorder benefits on track!  The job requires at least a BA in political science, government, public policy, English, communications, economics, or a related field.  A law degree or advanced degree in public policy is a plus, but not required.  Strong writing, research, and analytic skills, as well as attention detail are a must.

Job Overview:

The Compliance Specialist supports MZQ’s clients by assisting with the development of Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitation Analyses, required by the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, for group health plan clients.  This position offers the opportunity to help group health plans come into compliance with federal requirements addressing coverage equity for mental health care and substance use disorder treatment.

This position requires superior communication, analytical, writing abilities, and interpersonal skills. A commitment to teamwork, an eye for detail, the ability manage time, handle multiple priorities, and work independently are also essential.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.

  • Work with clients and MZQ account managers to gather necessary health plan data
  • Review and assess health plan documents and data to identify treatment limits and assess health plan practices
  • Serve as a primary drafter of MHPAEA NQTL comparative analytical reports
  • Answer MHPAEA questions for internal staff as needed and escalate questions as appropriate
  • Research compliance issues as needed
  • Support other aspects of MZQs compliance services practice as needed
  • Use innovative and effective methodologies to support compliance efforts
  • Look for improvements to compliance services processes and procedures to support efficiency and growth
  • Other office duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree in Business, Economics, Political Science; Government or similar
  • Prior HR/Benefits experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of federal laws and regulations and government report preparation
  • Working knowledge of government reporting websites
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Extremely strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and etiquette
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experienced and skilled in computer systems in a windows-based environment
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate clearly and effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work closely in a collaborative team environment
  • Service orientation with a sense of urgency and responsiveness
  • Eager to learn and contribute to the success of the organization 
  • Works diligently and well under deadline pressures
  • Projects maturity and professionalism
  • Approaches problems as opportunities and searches for mutually beneficial solutions

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities. 

Work Environment: This is a hybrid remote and in office position. Our office is in Pikesville, Maryland.  This position reports directly to the Vice President of Compliance.  This job operates in a professional office environment, whether in person or remotely. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and printers.  

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Expected Hours of Work: Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, following an agreed-upon schedule.

Travel: Minimal travel is required.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

MZQ Consulting is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.