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Job Category:

Healthcare Economics



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Healthcare Economics Consultant - Shelton, CT

UHG - Hartford, Connecticut

Posted: 12/7/2018

Some people take things as they come. Others relentlessly push themselves to go farther. Combine health care and technology, which are two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet, with UnitedHealth Group’s culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get: industry-leading health care services at a company that’s improving the lives of millions. As the Health Care Economics Consultant you will research and investigate key business problems through quantitative analyses of utilization and healthcare costs data. You will provide management with statistical findings and conclusions, and identify potential areas for medical cost improvements and alternative pricing strategies. You will provide data in support of actuarial, financial and utilization analyses. The work is as challenging as it is rewarding. You'll open doors to new opportunities. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. Join us. There's never been a better time to do your life’s best work.(sm)

We are searching for an innovative finance and analytics professional to join our experienced team. This creative role offers an excellent opportunity to directly impact an innovative function and secure your future with an industry leader. The Healthcare Economics Consultant will support Physician Incentive / Performance Based Contracting which is a corporate initiative that that has been implemented in our various markets across the U.S.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop, monitor, and evolve the payment incentive model
  • Support complex contractual financial arrangements
  • Provide data analysis, contract auditing, and metrics reporting to management
  • Performing reconciliations to determine if physicians have met contractual obligations
  • Develop, analyze and monitor new, routine and ad hoc reports
  • Work independently and interact with external constituencies

Required Qualifications:

  • 2 + years of financial analysis experience
  • Proficient with MS Excel for data analysis and presentation
  • Ability to work with and manage large amounts of data
  • Strong facilitation, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Medical cost or healthcare financial analysis experience
  • Experience with SQL or SAS for data extraction and manipulation
  • Proficient with MS Access
  • Experience with relational databases (Oracle, SQL Server, Visual Basic, DB2)

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: 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, economics, consultant, analysis, data, Shelton, CT, Connecticut

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