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Associate Director Healthcare Economics - Telecommute - 899148

Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Work Remotely
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  • Job Code
    899148
This position is responsible for providing leadership of quantitative analytics of utilization, healthcare costs data. Identifies potential areas for medical cost improvements and alternative pricing strategies. Manages execution and drives operational excellence. Owns end-to-end analytics and reporting processes. Provides data in support of actuarial, financial and utilization analyses. Daily responsibilities include managing team and engagement production, developing project scope, conclusions and recommendations, working with clinical and operational teams to drive financial performance of clinical programs, meeting departmental turnaround times, ensuring accurate and timely completion of deliverables. Additional responsibilities involve strategic trend identification, monitoring medical cost trend, issue resolution and technical solutions related to data, data flow and algorithm development.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manages affordability analytics in support of medical cost reduction, quality of care improvement, and patient satisfaction
  • Develops full understanding of clinical programs being measured and sets performance goals
  • Identifies and implements appropriate analytic approaches and methodologies
  • Performs statistical analyses to determine effectiveness of clinical programs (e.g. pre-post analysis, clinical results)
  • Works with clinical teams to identify areas of opportunity to drive performance of programs and develops conclusions and recommendations
  • Designs, produces and supports development of clinical dashboards and key performance indicator reports to meet customer requirements (e.g. local markets, external customers)
  • Identifies trend drivers, medical cost trends, membership trends, and distributes forecast reporting for decision making
  • Leverages and coordinates enterprise-wide capabilities to meet business specific needs
  • Participates in the planning, development, and deployment of business strategy
  • Communicates results to relevant audiences and incorporates results into forecasting process and reporting
  • Works with internal teams (e.g.aHCE, DS, IT) to build ongoing reporting needs into the production environment
  • Provides analysis and consultation to our local markets, clinicians and leaders to provide optimal, affordable care in conjunction with our analytics partners across Optum
  • Researches and investigates key business problems through quantitative analyses healthcare data. Provides management with statistical findings and conclusions
  • Leads initiatives in support of operations, project work, and innovative/exploratory analyses
  • Provides team leadership to and is accountable for supporting the performance of the HCE team
  • Develops functional, market level, and/or site strategy, plans, productions and organizational priorities
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:
  • Graduate degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Health Administration, Mathematics or related field, or Bachelor's degree in relevant feel with 8+ years of healthcare experience
  • 7+ years of work experience in team and/or program management
  • 7+ years of experience in health care analytics
  • Proficient with MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with SQL
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to present ideas and concepts effectively
  • Advanced MS Excel skills for data analysis, presentation and reporting
  • Ability to work with and manage large amounts of data
  • Strong facilitation, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to present to Sr. leadership audiences
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficiency with SAS
  • Proficiency with Tableau
  • Proficiency with Python and R
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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)

*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: Associate Director, Healthcare Economics, Telecommute

Posted: 2020-10-29 Expires: 2020-12-26

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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