Healthcare Economics Consultant for UnitedHealth Group

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Health Care Economics Consultant Position at UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group, a leader in the intersection of healthcare and technology, is seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Health Care Economics Consultant in Cypress, CA. This is an opportunity to be part of a company driving innovation and impacting millions of lives through industry-leading healthcare services.

Position Overview:

As a Health Care Economics Consultant, you will play a crucial role in designing and developing reports, analyzing data, and measuring clinical outcomes, network performance, and methodology levers. This position requires a deep dive into quantitative analyses of utilization and healthcare costs data to address key business problems. Your work will involve interpreting and analyzing clinical data from various sources, recommending consolidation approaches, and crafting real-world solutions in a complex healthcare landscape.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Work with less structured data, recognizing patterns, and making data-driven recommendations.
  2. Proactively identify areas for medical cost improvement and healthcare initiative strategies.
  3. Perform data cleaning, preparation, reporting, and analysis.
  4. Leverage existing reporting capabilities to identify trends and opportunities for medical expense reduction.
  5. Extract, aggregate, and quality-check data from multiple sources in support of trend identification and root cause analysis.
  6. Provide consultative advice, interpret, and summarize analytical findings.
  7. Research, identify, and implement new approaches and methods for medical cost management.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  2. 3+ years of experience in data analytics using SAS.
  3. 2+ years of experience with UNIX/AIX (6.1).
  4. Strong SAS programming skills, including Data step, SAS macros, Proc SQL, and SAS/DDE.
  5. Proficiency in MS Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. M.S. degree.
  2. Healthcare industry experience.
  3. Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment.
  4. Self-starter with attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  5. Excellent SAS technical/advanced level programming skills.
  6. Critical thinking ability.

Interested candidates can apply on the UnitedHealth Group Careers website. Act swiftly, as opportunities like these are in high demand!

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