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2018 Paid Internship Program in Tampa, FL at HSAG

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

HSAG Overview

Since its beginning in 1979, Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) has advanced to become a multi-state Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), External Quality Review Organization (EQRO), End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network contractor, and Measure Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) contractor to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). HSAG serves approximately:

  • 25 percent of the nation’s Medicare population.
  • 45 percent of the nation’s Medicaid population.
  • 19 percent of the nation’s population receiving dialysis services.
  • 1,647 inpatient psychiatric facilities.
  • 3,261 acute care inpatient hospitals.
  • 3,500 hospital outpatient departments.
  • 5,400 ambulatory surgical centers.

For more than three decades, HSAG has been committed to improving the quality of healthcare services to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.

Job Requirements

Internship Program Overview

This opportunity is available to Master’s-level students immediately post-graduation or during the last semester prior to graduation. The one-semester internship is paid, and each intern will acquire competencies in at least one of the following core areas:

  • Quality measure development or expertise in psychometrics
  • Quality payment programs
  • Quality improvement
  • Inpatient psychiatric facilities and treatment for those with severe mental health conditions

Interns will be oriented to the core competencies. Once assigned to an HSAG project, each intern will:

  • Be assigned an HSAG mentor to serve as a day-to-day point of contact.
  • Meet with the project team and begin participating in all project team meetings.
  • Perform assignments and prepare work products that contribute to the overall project.

Examples of assignments include but are not limited to the following:

  • Understanding the technical specifications of quality measures in the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program
  • Creating and adhering to project timelines
  • Drafting high-profile reports for CMS
  • Drafting public-facing documents, both technical and non-technical
  • Comprehending and reviewing SAS code, classification tables, and output tables
  • Monitoring and responding to web-based system for questions from stakeholders
  • Coordinating information gathering within team and from external experts
  • Identifying and summarizing legislation and federal rules
  • Developing educational materials
  • Track status of deliverables and deadlines


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserves the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs requiring non-regular work hours, or technological developments).

HSAG is an EEO Employer of Veterans protected under Section 4212.

If you have special needs and require assistance completing our employment application process, please feel free to contact us.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran.


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