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 a Senior Analyst, Health Care Economics you will analyze data and design and develop reports to measure clinical outcomes and performance which will in turn provide business intelligence and support decision making. You will investigate key business problems through quantitative analyses of utilization and health care cost data, and 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:Support medical management by performing population analytics to improve overall health outcomes and financial performancePerform analysis to quantify / estimate the effectiveness of medical intervention initiativesPerform repeatable analytics in support of medical utilization trend identification, root cause analysis Provide claims, premium, capitation and membership data in support of utilization analyses Lead projects to completion by contributing to database creation, statistical modeling and financial reportsCreate and update automated processes Analyze reporting tools utilized by the internal customer groups
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience2+ years of data analysis experience either from professional work history or educational study Intermediate level of proficiency in SQL or SASIntermediate level of proficiency working with MS Excel including formulas, calculations, charts, graphs, etc Preferred Qualifications:Advanced degree or equivalent experienceDegree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Public Health, Epidemiology or related field1+ years of health care experience working with claims data and medical codesUnderstanding of predictive modeling, statistical testing, and statistical samplingCareers 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) North American Medical Management, California, Inc. (NAMM California) partnered with OptumHealth in 2012. NAMM California and OptumHealth share a common goal of bringing patients, physicians, hospitals and payers closer together in the mission to increase the quality, efficiency and affordability of care. NAMM California is a part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system. NAMM California develops and manages provider networks, offering a full range of services to assist physicians and other providers in supporting patient care coordination and their managed care business operations. For over 18 years, NAMM California has been an innovator in health care with a track record for quality, financial stability, extraordinary services and integrated medical management programs. NAMM California is well positioned to continually invest in its infrastructure and systems for the benefit of its provider clients and to accommodate the impending changes that will come forth from healthcare reform. The NAMM California provider clients represent a network of almost 600 primary care physicians and over 3,000 specialists and work with the premier hospitals in their respective markets. 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: Senior Analyst, Health Care Economics, data analysis, SQL, SAS, Ontario, CA, California
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.