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Job Category:

Healthcare Economics



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Senior Consultant, Healthcare Economics - Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 12/7/2018

We invite you to bring your performance, ideas and innovations to an elite team within a culture built for collaboration. At UnitedHealth Group, we seek individuals who have the ability to drive change, take appropriate risks and influence individuals at all levels of the organization. The Senior Consultant of Healthcare Economics within UHC Medicare & Retirement will work to research and enrich data central to critical analysis of Medicare Advantage utilization, cost, and clinical quality data. As a subject matter expert, the Senior Consultant will recommend best approaches to transform the healthcare industry. Join us. There's never been a better time to do your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Build strong relationships within the organization including finance, IT, product, actuarial/underwriting, clinical, and operations
  • Effectively collaborate with a well-integrated UHG group engaged in a consulting arrangement with UHC finance
  • Translate and communicate highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences including senior leaders
  • Understand and explain drivers of healthcare trends (i.e. medical cost trends, utilization, care quality metrics, etc.)
  • Initiate and foster unique and innovative solutions and ideas
  • Merge, enrich, analyze and validate disparate data with knowledge of healthcare and government policy to develop and communicate sound business recommendations to leaders throughout the organization
  • Quickly grasp the complexities, interrelationships and conceptual themes among problems and issues

Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in analysis or data management of complex data
  • Bachelor's degree in Math, Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Actuarial Science or a related degree
  • Experience in prioritizing work on multiple complex assignments with ongoing deadlines


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in identifying healthcare trends
  • Command of data storage theory and design
  • Experience with Medicare Advantage products
  • SQL, SAS, Oracle, Hadoop, Hive, Python, R, Excel, VBA, Linux/Bash, Spark skills 
  • Experience with report development software (Tableau, Domo, SSRS, QlikView, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact collaboratively with internal customers across multiple departments and business segments
  • Ability to approach issues from broad strategic perspective while also focusing on the details

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can 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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