Healthcare Economics Consultant - Telecommute in MN

  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Atlanta, GA, United States

Job Description

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's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)


No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward than UnitedHealth Group. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. As a Healthcare Economics Consultant, you will perform critical research and investigation of key business problems. Using data analytics and statistical methods you will develop and improve decision making for the enterprise. You will interpret and analyze clinical data from various sources and recommend best approaches for its consolidation. As part of the OptumHealth Healthcare Economics Advanced Analytics team, you will support care delivery organization (CDO) analytics. You will develop targeted models to track, understand, or predict health outcomes for the organization. There are new challenges and bigger rewards around every turn.

If you are located in Minnesota, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Development of data queries and extracts necessary for population health and network analytics data science initiatives
  • Interpret and analyze clinical data from various sources and recommend best approaches
  • Provide claims, premium, capitation and membership data in support of underwriting, actuarial and utilization analyses
  • Create and update automated processes
  • Perform evaluations to assess effectiveness of clinical programs
  • Analyze reporting tools to investigate sources of variations
  • Develop explanatory and predictive models
  • Produce and review reports

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 economics, mathematics, finance, statistics, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, or a bachelor’s degree in a related quantitative discipline
  • 4+ years of work experience in a corporate setting
  • 3+ years of experience in health care analytics and working with large data sets
  • 3+ years of experience in SQL query writing, with intermediate level proficiency
  • Basic level proficiency with SAS, R, and/or other statistical programs
  • Intermediate level of proficiency working with MS Excel including formulas, calculations, charts, graphs, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree
  • Medicaid, Medicare, or commercial health insurance experience
  • Experience working with claims data and medical codes

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $64,800 to $116,000. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $71,400 to $127,400. 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

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:  Healthcare Economics Consultant, Healthcare Economics, UHG, UnitedHealth Group, Optum, Optum Health, Analytics, SQL, Medicaid, Medicare, MN, Minnesota, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Work at Home, Work from Home, Remote

Apply Now