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Senior Health Analytics Consultant - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -



The Lewin Group/OptumServe Consulting, a premier national health care and human services consulting and policy analysis firm with 50 years of experience, finds answers and solves problems for leading organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Seeking a dynamic, goal-oriented Senior Health Analytics Consultant to work on health and human services projects requiring intermediate SAS, R, Python, or SQL experience as well as knowledge of statistics and research methodology.



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

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Primary Responsibilities: -



  • -Independently perform a broad range of quantitative analysis to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of Medicare and Medicaid payment models
  • Develop strategic working relationships with clients
  • Design payment calculations, conduct financial and trend analysis, calculate quality metrics, and perform fast-paced ad-hoc analysis to quickly address client needs
  • Efficiently query large databases of healthcare claims and eligibility data
  • Apply machine learning, econometrics/statistics, predictive modeling, return-on-investment analysis, simulation, and data visualization methods to support the development of health policy
  • Mentor other staff to develop their technical and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Write detailed specifications and documentation of data processing and analytical steps
  • Write effective and efficient code both independently and under the guidance of project managers using best practice quality control procedures
  • Maintain a consistently high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in all tasks
  • Work effectively and cooperatively as a member of a project team


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    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 or higher in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or related field
    • Academic coursework in advanced statistics or econometric modeling
    • 4+ years of experience using SAS (including macro processing and Proc SQL), R, Python, or SQL in a research, consulting, or business environment
    • Experience working with and advising clients
    • Experience working with healthcare claims and enrollment data
    • Extensive knowledge of healthcare data/payment concepts (e.g., claims data structure/contents, claim types, payment concepts)
    • Proven excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate analyses and findings to clients

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      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Master's degree or Ph.D. in Statistics, Economics, Public Health, Public Policy, or related field
      • SAS certification
      • Experience leading statistical analysis to inform health policy
      • Experience with databases having complex structures and relationships, such as the Integrated Data Repository, Chronic Conditions Warehouse, or similar data environment
      • Experience with other software such as Excel (e.g., pivot tables, VBA)
      • Familiarity with Medicare payment methodologies
      • Proficient in managing and analyzing large datasets using SAS grid and other parallel processing techniques




        California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $101,200 to $184,000 per year. 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 -




        At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. - - - -

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        Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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. -

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        UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment -

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