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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

This role is part of the Infrastructure & Design team within Optum Health’s Network Strategy & Analytics Department.  Candidate is responsible for producing their own quality work product, but also supports the design & development of new standard work products, refined processes for scaling analytics across markets, and overall data organization that supports our business goals.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Enhance & develop consultative analytics using payor-provided ACO claims data to support population health initiatives and drive shared savings
  • Guide & perform user-acceptance-testing (UAT) of payor-specific ACO data ingested into Optum’s conformed payor-agnostic databases
  • Build processes & procedures that replace manual ACO analytics processing with semi-automated ACO analytics data loading & maintenance
  • Perform the evaluation of payer proposals and contract performance for capitation arrangements, and other value-based contracts
  • Design and code (SQL) efficient and effective solutions for challenging problems ranging from small to large complex work efforts
  • Encourage and promote idea generation in support of health care cost reduction strategies
  • Identify potential areas for medical cost improvements
  • Build solid relationships within the organization including financial, actuarial, network contracting, and clinical operations areas

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Finance, Mathematics, Business Information Systems, etc.), or Bachelor’s degree not in relevant field but experience in applicable field
  • 5+ years of experience in healthcare finance, network/contract analytics, unit cost and/or utilization trend evaluations all utilizing health/claims data for a payer/health plan or provider/care delivery system that includes accurate, comprehensive work product with appropriate observations communicated
  • 1+ years of experience working with Accountable Care Organization data, with activities including ad hoc analytics to identify and communicate financial and clinical opportunities
  • Intermediate or greater proficiency in MS-SQL (utilize existing queries, edit queries, create new queries)
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel including advanced formulas and pivots

Preferred Qualifcations:

  • Experience creating and editing Tableau work product
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and initiative
  • Adaptability in a fast-paced environment

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

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.

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