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Senior Director, Total Cost of Care- Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 12/13/2018


If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

UnitedHealth Group is starting on a multi year journey to significantly improve its total cost of care position in the market. This is a cross enterprise effort, led by executive leadership across United Healthcare and Optum, with oversight by the office of the CEO of UHG. Reporting to the CFO, UnitedHealth Networks, the Senior Director, Enterprise Value of Total Cost of Care initiatives will be a key leader of this effort, providing overall leadership along with driving operational, programmatic, analytical and communication outcomes to the UHC organization across network, clinical, pharmacy, clinical and payment integrity. He/She will also be responsible for leading change across the enterprise to deliver total cost of care outcomes, including with OptumHealth, OptumCare, OptumInsight and OptumRX and create synergy through purposeful integration of UHC and Optum assets and capabilities where needed.




Essential duties and responsibilities:


-  Lead overall strategy for total cost of care, including framework and initiatives

-  Establish long term and short term total cost of care MBOs and financial goals for UHC LOBs in partnership with LOB leadership and Finance leadership

Provide management process and and coordination of the set of initiatives that will drive towards the total cost of care goals on an annual and multi year basis

Establish consensus and clarity around total cost of care value and strategy, working with LOB Finance and P&L teams where needed in order to make optimal enterprise decisions

Identify the framework and lead total cost of care capital spending across network, clinical, product and pharmacy

Partner with healthcare economics and LOB on the total cost of care reporting framework

Be a key partner to total cost of care leadership

Communicate and partner with regional and local LOB CEOs on building and communicating total cost of care related strategies

Drive executive total cost of care communications, including to the office of the UHC CEO, the office of the UHG CEO and the Board of Directors

Facilitate strategy development with Payment Innovation team to drive contract modernization

Lead OptumCare-UHC partnerships across Lines of Businesses


 Basic Qualifications: 

- Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field

Combined 8+ years of Finance and Strategy leadership experience in large and complex healthcare organizations

Demonstrated ability to drive change at the organizational level

Demonstrated ability to build alliances and work across a heavily matrixed organization towards success

Innovative thinker

MBA preferred

Previous experience in a top tier consulting firm preferred




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