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Senior Healthcare Economics Consultant - Remote

United States, Florida, Tampa
Sep 27, 2023

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains reporting that allows for ease of data retrieval and manipulation regarding a variety of topics such as claims payment, utilization management, health plan capitation, Medicare risk adjustment, and others. Maintenance includes commitment to automation of regular deliverables
  • Leverages existing and ad-hoc reporting capabilities to identify trends in health plan performance and clinical opportunities
  • Works with clinical teams to identify areas of opportunity to drive the performance of programs and develops full understanding of clinical programs being measured
  • Research and investigate key business problems through quantitative analyses of utilization and healthcare data. Provides management with concise conclusions and areas for improvement, if applicable
  • Coordinates requests for analysis from internal and external clients including assignment, mentoring, and establishing timelines
  • Communicates the development, risk, and critical actions resulting from IT initiatives affecting reporting so that they can be disseminated and addressed in a timely manner
  • Participates and contributes to the technology vision, strategy, and delivery roadmaps via being a promoter for data literacy, health literacy, an effective data translator, and steward of technology assets and resources
  • Maintains documentation of systems and processes
  • Ensures accuracy and readability for all team projects
  • Always maintains the appropriate level of privacy and confidentiality in accordance with Optum policy guidelines, HIPAA, SOX, and any other regulatory guidelines as applicable
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

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 or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of healthcare experience
  • 2+ years of analytical or financial analysis in a healthcare operations setting
  • High Proficiency in utilizing the SQL query language

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in a managed healthcare organization
  • Proficiency with the insurance and/or healthcare industry
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Typing speed is greater than 50 words per minute

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California/Colorado/Connecticut/Nevada/New Jersey/New York/Rhode Island/Washington residents is $67,800 to $133,100 annually. 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.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

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