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UnitedHealth Group Senior Healthcare Economics Analyst – Pittsburgh, PA, Minnetonka, MN preferred or Telecommute Considered in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Positions in this function research and investigate key business problems through quantitative analyses of utilization and healthcare costs data. Provides management with statistical findings and conclusions. Identifies potential areas for medical cost improvements and alternative pricing strategies. Provides data in support of actuarial, financial and utilization analyses. Assist with the automation of current Healthcare Economics reporting.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review and validation of network optimization financial data.

  • Completion of physician scorecards according to terms of Value Based Contracts and present to Health Plan

  • Prepare payment request submissions based on scorecard results

  • Financial modelling in support of United Health Network requests, following contracting guidelines

  • Perform standard model and financial scorecard reviews

  • Assist in automation of accruals of Value Based Contracts

  • Interpret and analyze claims, premium, capitation and membership data in support of underwriting, actuarial and utilization analyses

Required Qualifications

  • 4-year College Degree (Bachelor Level) in Finance, Accounting, Business, IT or related field or equivalent work experience

  • 2+ years of experience in data analytics

  • 2+ years work experience

  • Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in SQL and Visual Basic

  • Assesses and interprets customer needs and requirements

  • Identifies solutions to non-standard requests and problems

  • Solves moderately complex data issues and/or performs moderately complex analyses for ad hoc health plan requests

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment .

Job Keywords: SQL, Visual Basic, Healthcare economics, healthcare, macros, data analytics