Healthcare Economics Consultant for UnitedHealth Group

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Healthcare Economics Consultant for UnitedHealth Group in Cypress, CA

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Position Description

Some people take things as they come. Others relentlessly push themselves to go farther. Combine health care and technology, which are two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet, with UnitedHealth Group’s culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get: industry-leading health care services at a company that’s improving the lives of millions.

As the Health Care Economics Consultant you will design and develop reports and analyze data to measure clinical outcomes, network performance and methodology levers. You will investigate key business problems through quantitative analyses of utilization and health care costs data. As the Consultant, you will interpret and analyze clinical data from various sources and recommend best approaches for its consolidation. Your analyses will be used to create viable, real-world solutions in a complex health care landscape. The work is as challenging as it is rewarding. You’ll open doors to new opportunities. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. Join us. There’s never been a better time to do your life’s best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

Works with less structured data, and recognizes data patterns and potential issues and makes recommendations

Proactively discovers potential areas for medical cost improvement and management / healthcare initiative strategies

Performs data cleaning, preparation, reporting, and analysis

Leverages existing and ad-hoc reporting capabilities to identify trends in health plan performance and opportunities for medical expense reduction

Performs data extraction, aggregation, and quality checking from multiple sources and tables in support of trend identification, root cause analysis, affordability initiative development, and validation/measurement of medical expense reduction initiatives

Provides consultative advice and interprets and summarizes analytical findings

Researches, identifies, and implements new approaches and methods to facilitate medical cost management

To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

3+ years of work experience in data analytics using SAS

2+ years UNIX / AIX (6.1)

Experience working with relational databases and large data sets

Strong SAS programming skills including Data step, SAS macros, Proc SQL, and SAS / DDE

Proficient with MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

M.S. degree

Health care industry experience

Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a fast paced environment

Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and strong analytic skill sets

Excellent SAS technical/advanced level programmer

Excellent critical thinker
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