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UnitedHealth Group Healthcare Economics Consultant – Denver, CO, Colorado Springs, CO or Albuquerque, NM in West Valley, Utah

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that’s improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn’t about another gadget, it’s about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliable. There’s no room for error. Join us and start doing your life’s best work. (sm)

This position is responsible for researching and investigating key business problems through quantitative and statistical analyses of utilization and healthcare cost data, including the identification of potential medical cost saving opportunities and the effectiveness of health management initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as healthcareeconomics/analytics consultant for national and local market projects

  • Solves complex problems anddevelops innovative sustainable solutions

  • Works with minimal guidance;seeking guidance on only the most complex tasks

  • Collects, analyzes and performsquality assurance on analytic initiatives that consume data from multiplesources

  • Performs statistical and trendanalyses to determine effectiveness of clinical programs (e.g. pre-postanalysis, clinical trial results)

  • Works with a variety of teamsto identify areas of opportunity in order to drive financial performanceof programs

  • Provides consistent and timelycommunication on projects, results and conclusions from analyses

  • Perform allother related 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics,Statistics, Finance or Health Administration or related field

  • 3+ years of experience inhealth care analytics

  • 3+ years of experience usingSQL, SAS query techniques to access relational databases

  • Experience working in anEnterprise Data Warehouse environment or multiple source data warehouse

  • Proficiency with BI tools suchas MicroStrategy/Tableau as well as Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Access,Word, PowerPoint)

  • Office based position inDenver, CO, Colorado Springs, CO or Albuquerque, NM ( Will also considercandidates based in West Valley, UT and Las Vegas, NV)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Medicare RiskAdjustment

  • Experience with medical coding(CPT, ICD-9, ICD-10, etc.)

  • Strong verbal and written communicationskills, including the ability to present ideas and concepts effectively

  • Experience with providerpayment methodologies and healthcare products

  • Ability to interpret and reviewfinancial modeling results to evaluate the financial impact of contractchanges and develop forecasts

Careerswith 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 yourlife's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is anEqual Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualifiedapplicants 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, maritalstatus, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

Job Keywords: healthcare economics/analytics, Economics, Statistics, Finance , micro strategy, risk adjustment, Denver, CO, Colorado, West Valley, UT, Utah, Las Vegas, NV, Nevada, Albuguergue, NM, New Mexico