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Sr Healthcare Economics Analyst - Minnetonka, MN

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)The UHC Medicare and Retirement Healthcare Economics team leads and influences decision making for the Medicare and Retirement line of business. The primary focus of the team is to complete financial evaluations and drive value through the identification of medical savings opportunities. The UHC Medicare and Retirement Healthcare Economics Team also helps the broader UHC business understand the impact of operational changes on our finances and explain trends in our claims data. -The market team is the local market operation's team trusted partners. - We help local market CEO's, CMO's, and network to make data based decisions. - The environment is challenging and fast-paced, requiring flexibility, and a willingness to stretch and learn. Team members are expected to have a high level of energy, a passion for driving demonstrable value at speed, and solid -critical-thinking skills.As the Senior Healthcare Economics Analyst, you will assist in the creation of meaningful datasets, use tools to create tables that are included in presentations that are shared both internally and externally, - assist market leads in analytic analysis requested by the local markets. - You will work both independently and as part of a broader team to conduct analyses on the financial and operational performance of utilization and cost management programs. The analyst will be given the opportunity to grow and develop into a more senior member of the team who are trusted partners of local market decision makers team. - Primary Responsibilities:

  • Apply solid -critical thinking skills to anticipate questions from key stakeholders and consider all aspects of an analysis before completion
  • Use SAS/SQL to construct claims-based datasets
  • Construct polished MS Excel models to satisfy analytical requests
  • Collaborate and grow relationships with the finance, product, and clinical teams as well as other areas to create a connection between medical trend evaluations and financial results
  • Provide ongoing, meaningful, communications to managers on project status, results and conclusions from analyses
  • Identify, analyze, and explain Medicare medical trends using claims-based analysesYou'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:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Math, Statistics, Acturial Science, Economics, a related degree, OR commiserate experience
    • 1+ years of applicable corporate or academic experience in data analytics-examining and summarizing data to uncover insights
    • Intermediate or higher level of profiency with MS Excel (practical experience working with pivot tables, advanced formulas, graphs, vlookups)
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all -federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliancePreferred Qualifications:
      • Advanced Degree
      • Claims analytics experience
      • SAS/SQL experience
      • Team oriented and motivated to collaborate
      • Solid -attention to detail and accuracy
      • Proactive problem-solving abilitiesUnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well-being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time to do your life's best work.(sm)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: -healthcare, data, data analysis, Medicare, Excel, SAS, SQL, claims analytics, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

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