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Job Category:

Healthcare Economics



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Senior Healthcare Analyst/Statistician, Star Ratings– Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 12/12/2018

The Stars Data Analytics Team works within Medicare and Retirement Finance to deliver predictive modeling of CMS quality ratings (stars), comparative effectiveness studies, and strategy recommendations to regional and executive leadership. This senior statistician role in the area of star ratings works primarily on developing, owning, and maintaining predictions for several performance metrics, datasets, tools, models, analyses and reports including, but not limited to competitive and regional data, member level factor analysis, goal setting, and predictive modeling.

Key accountabilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Monitor historical and current data trends in order to make recommendations and predictions
  • Perform statistically sound modeling and analyses with application to current business needs
  • Present data and analysis in a meaningful and easy to understand manner to influence and provide guidance on data driven strategic decisions
  • Anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet them
  • Develop both automated and customized reports
  • Provide explanations and information to others and serve as a key resource on complex and/or critical issues
  • Interface with non-technical cross functional teams communicating results in a meaningful/actionable way and providing input and guidance based on data and analytics

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide transparent, accurate, reliable, and documented monthly predictions for accountable measures
  • Complete ad hoc analysis based on a wide variety of Star Rating data as needed
  • Investigate, validate and asses new sources of data
  • Develop new predictive models balancing statistical rigor with efficient business application

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of academic and/or professional experience conducting statistical modeling
  • 1+ years of SAS/SQL programming or other programming platforms experience required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous CMS (Center for Medicare/Medicaid Service) Star Rating, Medicare, healthcare quality programs, or pay for performance experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with measuring and monitoring performance metrics preferred

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