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VP Medicare Product Policy and Strategy - Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 11/7/2018

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Vice President of Medicare Product Policy and Strategy will generate new business models and ideas to bring advancements from the Medicare Advantage business model to Medicare Fee for Service (FFS).  This position will lead the creation of a new partnership with CMS to modernize and reduce cost in the unmanaged FFS model.  By partnering with senior leaders across the enterprise, this position will determine which capabilities can be applied to distinct populations or geographies to reduce trend and improve outcomes within the FFS population.


This individual will act as an organizational expert on state and federal legislation, policy research, analysis and forecasting and work with Senior Leadership to incorporate these elements into short and long term business strategies.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with internal functional leaders to provide timely and insightful analysis on alternative business opportunities and capabilities

  • Lead a team of internal analysts and cross-functional subject matter experts to develop new internal operating models and potential product offerings to support the management of Medicare populations

  • Monitor and evaluate proposed legislation and regulations, assess the impact on Medicare and our stakeholders and recommend solutions

  • Use expertise in health policy and health economics to proactively recommend public policy positions that are aligned with business unit and corporate objectives on issues related to Medicare

  • Develop white papers, testimony, comment letters and other such advocacy materials for sophisticated policy audiences at the federal, state, and local levels in close consultation with internal subject matter experts and external stakeholders

  • Participate and present in internal senior-level long-range planning and policy discussions and with customer groups to ensure broad understanding of the strategic drivers of the company’s engagement on policy issues

  • Regularly present to business units and executive leadership regarding policy trends that may impact Medicare

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years healthcare government affairs experience

  • 10+ years of experience in policy analysis and the legislative / regulatory process

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to drive consensus

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher

  • Travel up to 50% as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of Medicare and/or Medicaid healthcare government affairs experience

  • 4 year degree, preferably in public policy, political science or health-related field

  • Master’s or law degree

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement.  The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well-being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time to 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.


Job Keywords: Policy, Medicare, Healthcare, Strategy, Medicare Advantage, Vice President, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota, Washington D.C

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