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Senior Healthcare Economics Analyst - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support and validate provider network contracting and unit cost management
  • Conduct financial and provider network pricing modeling, analysis and reporting
  • Analyze financial impact of provider contracts
  • Benchmark provider rates to published data including Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement
  • Analyze financial impact of corporate initiatives or external regulations
  • Analyze financial impact of healthcare affordability initiatives
  • Performs data analytics in support of unit cost trend identification, management, and mitigation
  • Identifies and implements appropriate analytic approaches/methodologies
  • Extracts and aggregates applicable data for measurement purposes
  • Performs complex data validation and conceptual analyses
  • Solves complex problems and develops innovative solutions
  • Communicate results of financial impact and analysis to appropriate stakeholder groups
  • Lead projects to completion by contributing to data analysis and financial reporting You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. Required Qualifications:
    • Undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Economics, or a related field
    • 2+ years of analytical experience in actuarial, financial analysis, health care pricing, health care economics or related discipline
    • 2+ years of experience performing financial impact modeling and analysis or data manipulation with evidence of creative, proactive problem solving
    • 1+ years of experience using SAS and/or SQL
    • Advanced level of proficiency working with MS Excel including creating Macros, Pivot Tables, SUMIFS, SUMPRODUCT, and VLOOKUPs
    • Pursuing actuarial accreditation Preferred Qualifcations:
      • Effective verbal and written communication skills To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives. *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.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Houston , Senior Healthcare Economics Analyst - Telecommute, Professions , Houston, Texas

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