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Senior Healthcare Economics Consultant, Clinical Excellence – Eden Prairie, MN

Eden Prairie, MN UnitedHealth Group

As the Senior Health Care Economics Consultant, you will perform critical research and investigation of key business problems. Using phenomenal analytical skills, you will develop and improve quantitative data analytics and set performance targets for the enterprise. As a subject matter expert, you will interpret and analyze clinical data from various sources and recommend best approaches for its consolidation. You will lead a team in identifying potential areas for medical cost improvements and alternative pricing strategies. There are new challenges and bigger rewards around every turn. Now is the time, and this the place where you’ll find a career in which you can make a big difference? In our company, our industry, even our world. Join us. And start doing your life’s best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops full understanding of clinical programs being measured
  • Manages projects to completion by contributing to database creation statistical modeling and financial reports
  • Identifies and implements appropriate analytic approaches and methodologies and sets performance targets
  • Performs statistical analyses to determine effectiveness of clinical programs (e.g. pre-post analysis, clinical trial results)
  • Participates in the development of business strategy when necessary
  • Extracts, aggregates, and quality assurance on applicable data from multiple sources and tables for purposes of root cause analysis
  • Performs data analytics in support of trend identification, initiative, program development, and validation
  • Communicate results to relevant audiences and customers
  • Provides ongoing communications on project status, results, and conclusions from analyses
  • Leads projects to completion by contributing to database creation, statistical modeling, and financial reports
  • Interprets and analyzes clinical data from various sources and recommend best approaches
  • Creates and updates automated processes
  • Analyzes reporting tools to investigate sources of variations
  • Produces and reviews reports

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Healthcare Analytics experience or Financial experience in the Healthcare industry
  • 5+ years of experience using SQL; Intermediate to advanced level skills
  • Proficient with MS Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance, or Health Administration
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to present ideas and concepts effectively
  • Experience with Teradata SQL, SSRS, SSIS, SAS, Tableau, and/or other data visualization tools highly preferred
  • Experience analyzing healthcare claims data

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)


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.



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