Senior Healthcare Economics Consultant - Irvine, CA

You are a thought leader who thrives on developing new solutions to solve tough challenges. As a critical member of our business analysis team, you will help rewrite the future of UnitedHealth Group. Here, your analytical and innovative skills will help us with our mission of helping people live healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. And we need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel that mission. Are you ready to analyze data and deliver bold, business-savvy ideas to impact the lives of millions?


As a Senior Healthcare Economics Consultant, you will be empowered to support short and long term operational/strategic business activities; develop, enhance and maintain operational information and models that will have an impact on business decisions. In this leadership role, you will have the opportunity to take the contributions of analysts and create valuable solutions to improve the health care system. Join us! Your passion for performance can fuel your life's best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Prototype new and complex reporting for hand-off to IT using knowledge of healthcare administrative claims data

  • Participate in various committees innovating and validating new data-driven performance measures and goals

  • Ad-hoc reporting and analysis to answer customer business questions and provide recommendations


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor?s degree or equivalent work experience

  • Experience working with large data sets using SQL (preferably Microsoft?s T-SQL)

  • At least an intermediate proficiency in SQL, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access

  • At least an intermediate proficiency in performing data analytics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Medicare provider payment systems (chiefly hospital and physician systems)

  • Experience in supporting provider and health plan contracting from a finance point of view

  • Work experience in a healthcare or managed care environment

  • Previous work experience in a corporate setting

UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.  Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.  Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.  Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.



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.



Keywords: Healthcare economics, SQL, data analytics, Medicare, Irvine, Santa Ana, Anaheim, CA, California


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