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Job Category:

Healthcare Economics

Country:

US

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Sr. Healthcare Economics Consultant – Cypress, CA

UHG - Cypress, California

Posted: 12/12/2018

The Senior Healthcare Economics Consultant supports and validates Provider Network Physician FFS contracting and unit cost management activities through financial and network pricing modeling, analysis, and reporting. The Consultant conducts unit cost and contract valuation analysis in support of network contracting negotiations and unit cost management strategies. Responsibilities also include managing unit cost budgets, target setting, performance reporting, and associated financial models.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet them
  • Serve as a key resource on complex and/or critical issues
  • Solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions
  • Perform complex conceptual analyses
  • Review work performed by others and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Forecast and plan resource requirements
  • Authorize deviations from standards
  • May lead functional or segment teams or projects
  • Provide explanations and information to others on the most complex issues.
  • Motivate and inspire other team members
  • Create/enhance financial tools to improve efficiency and reporting accuracy
  • Support new network expansions

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree
  • SAS knowledge
  • 5+ years of analytical experience in financial analysis, healthcare pricing, network management, healthcare economics, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience with provider payment methodologies and/or healthcare products
  • At least an intermediate level of proficiency in performing financial impact analysis, risk management, and data manipulation
  • 5+ years of experience in creating and using financial modeling tools, spreadsheets, and information acquisition tools including experience in interpreting and reviewing financial modeling results to evaluate the financial impact of contract changes and develop forecasts
  • Expert level proficiency in MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Access knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • SQL knowledge
  • Master’s degree

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