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Job Category:

Healthcare Economics

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

12401

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Senior Healthcare Economics Analyst - Kingston, NY or Albany, NY

UHG - Kingston, New York

Posted: 09/24/2018

The Senior Healthcare Economic Analyst is responsible for various activities related to the provider network which may include any or all of the following: quantitative analyses of utilization and healthcare data, database maintenance, reporting and extracting data for various reports and analyses. The Senior Healthcare Economic Analyst identifies potential areas for review and provides management with statistical findings and conclusions. In this position you will complete quarterly updates, forecast and implement future updates to various reimbursement methodologies. Other responsibilities include conducting audits, providing feedback to reduce errors and improve processes. Here’s an opportunity to put your expertise to work in new ways as you help strike the balance between health care costs and resources. In this analytical role, you’ll ensure that healthcare contracts are priced accurately and fairly for all involved. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet them
  • Support and validate provider network contracting and unit cost management
  • Conduct financial and network pricing modeling, analysis and reporting 
  • Perform unit cost and contract valuation analysis in support of network contracting negotiations and unit cost management strategies
  • Manage unit cost budgets, target setting, performance reporting and associated financial models
  • Manage, review and complete submissions for quarterly updates
  • Review work and recommend improvements
  • Prioritize and organize own work to meet deadlines

In this role, it is all about creativity, challenge and complexity. You’ll be expected to help accurately and effectively price the network. It’s challenging because you need to be creative in your approach to the analytics behind the contract in order to properly utilize resources, build the data and price the network accurately.


Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or 5+ years of analytical experience in financial analysis, health care pricing, network management, health care economics or related discipline
  • Intermediate level proficiency or higher experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in tracking, trending and reporting on analyses
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Access

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with medical coding (CPT, ICD-9, ICD-10, etc.)
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

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Job keywords: financial analysis, health care pricing, network management, health care economic, medical coding, tracking, reporting, analysis

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