Acumen LLC

Acumen, LLC conducts policy research in support of federal, state, and local health care and social policy programs. We leverage our vast data resources to improve information available to policymakers on topics such as drug and vaccine safety; health insurance markets; value-based purchasing; and health care fraud.

Acumen, LLC, in conjunction with its affiliated firm, The SPHERE Institute, offers policymakers a powerful policy analysis capability, providing specific and impartial advice, as well as context for policy debates.

Our work reflects our belief that policymakers, health care providers, and the public should have the best available information upon which to base their decisions.

Jun 08, 2021
Position Summary : The Financial and Budget Analyst position supports the Senior Business Analyst in business development, cost proposals, forward pricing of labor and indirect rates, and supporting other issues related to government contracting and finance coordination. Qualifications Required: Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field with at least one year of relevant experience Position-specific Qualifications: Expert level in Microsoft Excel with experience creating and manipulating pivot tables, complex formulas, and data usage Expert in Microsoft Suite, expert level in Word Able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment Able to demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving Courteous and professional in person and on the phone Demonstrated integrity, flexibility, and collaborative approach to...
Acumen LLC United States
May 28, 2021
Acumen supports the work of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in their ongoing investigations into healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA), substantiating allegations, and generating leads for new investigations. The DOJ data visualization analyst will work with the project team and the client to develop interactive visualizations and maintain a suite of existing visualizations to present analysis results in a meaningful way, highlight key findings and patterns in the data, and support attorney workflows. For example, visualizations depict financial and contractual relationships between providers, flag providers with outlier utilization and aberrant behavior compared to peers, and compare costs for various services across states and judicial districts. Responsibilities Develop interactive data visualizations to facilitate navigation of data and uncover insights. The visualizations will include elements such as interactive search, sortable tables, maps, graphs, etc....
Acumen LLC United States
May 10, 2021
Service Desk Manager The position We are seeking a Service Desk Manager responsible for establishing a service desk that will coordinate across all Subject Matter Experts at the company, including IT, data security, development departments, facilities, admin, and research. Working along upper management, the role would be responsible for understanding the current infrastructure and communication systems, implementing a high quality, effective global service desk, and coordinating across all departments for operationalizing use of the service desk. This role will be responsible for the group that: Functions as the first point of contact for providing day-to-day comprehensive support to end-users, both internal and external to Acumen. Assumes full ownership of request and incident resolution, triage and escalation, and tracking of individual tickets. Drives the process development to improve the overall service of the system. To succeed in this role, you will need...
Acumen LLC United States
Apr 20, 2021
Position Summary: The Financial Operations and Accounting Administrator supports the Senior Financial Operations Manager by gathering, tracking, and distributing contract and/or project expenditure data to Project Managers and Directors. Additional support includes: i) preparing client invoices; ii) subcontractor management; iii) leading internal expenditure meetings; and iv) support to Project Managers, Directors, and others throughout the organization. Qualifications Required: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field 3 years of accounting, contract/project expenditure reporting, and/or client billing experience 1 year of government contract accounting and compliance experience Position-specific Qualifications: Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Basic accounting principles Understanding overhead and indirect rates Experience with expenditure reporting for project...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
Acumen, LLC, a research and consulting firm in the areas of health and social policy, is seeking a full-time Helpdesk Technician for our Burlingame Office to support the staff of the firm.  This position will offer growth opportunity to expand technical knowledge and skills.   The applicant will be expected to: Provide customer service support via phone and ticketing system Perform password resets, software installation, printer troubleshooting, computer equipment replacement, configuration and troubleshooting of VPN accounts, and escalation of ticket(s) to the appropriate IT staff member as necessary Create new hire accounts, deploy new computers, and troubleshoot basic network connectivity Assist in the maintenance and administration of Avaya Telecom systems Maintain internal documentation Participate in an IT on-call weekly rotation Perform other responsibilities as required IT team members generally work in teams, but may take lead responsibility for...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
Acumen, LLC is a fast paced and rapidly growing Research Company, devoted to answering cutting edge health care policy questions. We are looking for a full-stack software developer who is familiar with Agile Software Development practices, committed to deliver high quality software products, and is able to work with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Software Developers, and QA personnel. Responsibilities: Develop, maintain, and improve internally and externally facing software products to collect, process, and distribute information in support of the operation of large-scale data center and project management activities Collaborate with Product owners and business analysts to transform evolving requirements into working applications Collaborate with peers to deliver high quality software products Work closely with the QA team to develop and implement test plans Qualifications: Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming foundations Skilled in...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
 As an Operations Coordinator, you will play a critical role in scaling the group’s activities to meet the growing needs of Acumen’s research teams. Both the challenge and excitement of the role lies in the flexibility it requires. You will get exposed to new types of skills, responsibilities, topics, and collaborators on a daily basis. In return, we ask that you leverage these abilities to work on important projects whose outcomes can affect the trajectory of the company.   Responsibilities: The Operations Coordinator is responsible for balancing day-to-day requests while continuing to advance the team’s broader objectives and initiatives. Specifically, you will: Work across research teams to understand their needs and workflow Diagnose problems faced by research teams and develop recommendations using data Contribute to developing and updating resources for Acumen’s research teams Identify gaps or shortcomings in processes or products and make improvements...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
The Information Technology (IT) group is critical to the performance of Acumen’s software developers, data researchers, and enterprise clients. We engineer solutions across a range of technologies while collaborating to address the emerging needs and unique challenges faced by our varied projects and teams.  IT has an integral role to empower the developer, research, security and business operatives with the information and tools they need, which means our group’s responsibilities span everything from data center infrastructure, to software deployment, to organizing technical solutions with Acumen’s research departments.  We hire talented people who thrive on solving hard problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. The Network Engineer position provides technical and management expertise to support multiple areas of the technical operating environment.  This position plays a critical role in scaling the group’s network...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
Are you someone who enjoys working with data? Are you a self-motivated thinker who wants to make an impact in the fast-growing healthcare data industry? We are looking for an entry-level Data Engineer who highly values research, wants to work with multifaceted datasets, and craves new challenges in programming. As a Data Engineer, you will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience integrating and structuring the healthcare data that shapes policy on many key topics, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. You will also have the chance to work closely with seasoned programmers, developing the skills to work with data management tools and various programming languages. In addition, you will work alongside smart, vibrant people with a passion for the exciting future of healthcare research. The Data Engineer will: Extract, transform, and load (ETL) big data. Develop complex data processing algorithms that combine multiple data sources, while...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
Want to join a vibrant multi-disciplinary team? The PAC team is looking for a highly motivated Data and Policy Analyst IV Statistical Programmer who is interested in working in a large multi-disciplinary team. This role would enhance an understanding of the entire measure lifecycle, including measure construction and measure testing/validation, as the individual will have the responsibility of managing a variety of implementation/reporting tasks. This role is particularly suited for individuals skilled at synthesizing and compiling quantitative and qualitative information; working with multi-disciplinary teams; and with a demonstrated enthusiasm for learning. Under the PAC QRP Support contract, Acumen works in partnership with the Department of Chronic and Post-Acute Care (DCPAC), Department for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Many of the measure and instrument development efforts align with priorities mandated in...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
At Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute, Data and Policy Analysts provide analytical support for research and consulting projects for government and private clients, primarily in the area of health policy. This position is responsible for managing and analyzing data, researching and interpreting policy, and communicating findings to multiple audiences. Data and Policy Analysts perform a wide array of functions as part of the research process. Those applicants interested in focusing on statistical programming help create and report descriptive statistic, conduct econometric and statistical analyses of data using statistical software such as SAS and STATA, interpret study specifications, research findings, and quantitative analyses for relevant audiences, develop research files from large confidential datasets, and perform other duties as assigned. As we review your materials, we are looking for candidates who best exemplify the following qualifications: Qualifications Required:...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
The Back-End Application Developer II will work with an agile software development team on back-end requirements, delivering technical application solutions to internal and external clients. Responsibilities Design and develop features to meet customer requirements and business goals Build high quality and highly reliable software to meet the needs of the product owners Write clean, elegant, and reusable code that solves complex problems Participate in design & code review processes Qualifications Excellent problem solving skills Experience working within Agile practices Strong knowledge of Java or other OO programming languages Experience working with Relational databases like PostgreSQL Experience in building REST APIs using the Spring Boot framework Experience with CI/CD techniques Education & Experience Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / related field or equivalent experience. Masters preferred 2-4+ years of software...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
The AppDev Product Manager II, under the direction of the Manager of Product Management,  will work with an agile team in researching, defining, and prioritizing the requirements for the  team’s development projects This person will advocate on behalf of the users for features, and  drive the planning and coordination to enable the team to meet client timelines and goals. Responsibilities Works closely with AppDev clients to understand their priorities, the goals of the end-user, and requirements for the product requested for development Develops knowledge of client’s research area or domain, potentially including data sources and methodologies for data products Translates high-level requirements into functional product requirements, defines them as user stories following agile principles, and continually maintains the product backlog Communicates regularly with all groups involved in product development (product  owners/clients, designers,...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
The AppDev Product Manager I, under the direction of the AppDev Manager of Product Management, will work with an agile team in researching, defining, and prioritizing the requirements for the team’s development projects. This person will advocate on behalf of the users for features, and drive the planning and coordination to enable the team to meet client timelines and goals. Responsibilities Works closely with AppDev clients to understand their priorities, the goals of the enduser, and requirements for the product requested for development. Develops knowledge of client’s research area or domain, potentially including data sources and methodologies for data products. Translates high-level requirements into functional product requirements, defines them as user stories following agile principles, and continually maintains the product backlog. Communicates regularly with all groups involved in product development (product owners/clients, designers, developers, QA) about...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
At Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute, Data and Policy Analysts provide analytical support for research and consulting projects for government and private clients, primarily in the area of health policy. This position is responsible for managing and analyzing data, researching and interpreting policy, and communicating findings to multiple audiences. Data and Policy Analysts perform a wide array of functions as part of the research process. Those applicants interested in focusing on writing/coordinating will help create and report descriptive statistics, conduct literature searches, independent research and summarize findings, coordinate project activities and communications among diverse groups of internal and external clients and team members, interpret study specifications, research findings and quantitative analyses for relevant audiences, prepare project reports, memos, presentations and proposals, deliver technical assistance and presenting findings to clients, and perform...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
At Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute, Data and Policy Analysts provide analytical support for research and consulting projects for government and private clients, primarily in the area of health policy. This position is responsible for managing and analyzing data, researching and interpreting policy, and communicating findings to multiple audiences. Data and Policy Analysts perform a wide array of functions as part of the research process. Those applicants interested in focusing on writing/coordinating will help create and report descriptive statistics, conduct literature searches, independent research and summarize findings, coordinate project activities and communications among diverse groups of internal and external clients and team members, interpret study specifications, research findings and quantitative analyses for relevant audiences, prepare project reports, memos, presentations and proposals, deliver technical assistance and presenting findings to clients, and perform...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
At Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute, Data and Policy Analysts provide analytical support for research and consulting projects for government and private clients, primarily in the area of health policy. This position is responsible for managing and analyzing data, researching and interpreting policy, and communicating findings to multiple audiences. Data and Policy Analysts perform a wide array of functions as part of the research process. Those applicants interested in focusing on statistical programming help create and report descriptive statistic, conduct econometric and statistical analyses of data using statistical software such as SAS and STATA, interpret study specifications, research findings, and quantitative analyses for relevant audiences, develop research files from large confidential datasets, and perform other duties as assigned.
Acumen LLC United States