Senior Healthcare Economics Consultant – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
December 20, 2021
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


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 position is responsible for supporting a population health analytics team. The team develops, produces, and distributes identification and stratification tools to the health care delivery team within the Optum Health patients. Role includes researching, supporting program analytical portfolios, and identifying key business problems. Additional responsibilities involve strategic trend identification, monitoring medical cost trend, issue resolution and technical solutions related to data, data flow and algorithm development. Partners to develops and improve identification and stratification models performance. Interprets and analyzes clinical data from various sources and recommends best approaches for its consolidation and use to support patient care and business objectives.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops full understanding of identification and stratification tools and the populations / markets in which the tools are deployed
  • Manages projects to completion by contributing to database creation, statistical modeling, and data delivery processes
  • Identifies and implements appropriate analytic approaches and methodologies and sets performance targets
  • Performs statistical analyses to determine effectiveness of tools and monitors long term performance of analytics
  • Participates in the development of business strategy when necessary
  • Extracts, aggregates, and conducts quality assurance on applicable data from multiple sources and tables for purposes of root cause analysis
  • Performs data analytics in support of trend identification, initiative, program development, appropriate use of analytic tools, and validation
  • Communicates results to relevant audiences and customers
  • Provides ongoing communications on project status, results, and conclusions from analyses
  • Partner with Clinical Performance and local leadership teams to support population management strategies

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: 

  • Undergraduate degree in applicable area of expertise or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance or Health Administration or related field
  • 5+ years of Healthcare Analytics or Financial experience. Experience with behavioral health and / or Medicare SNP population is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience using SQL 
  • Proficient with MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Tableau, SSRS, SSIS, Python, R, Snowflake or Teradata SQL experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to present ideas and concepts effectively

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)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $87,900 to $156,900. 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 Telecommuters 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.

Job Keywords: Senior Healthcare Economics Consultant, Population Health, Healthcare Economics, Exploratory Data, Delivering Data, UHG, Optum, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote

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