UnitedHealth Group Hospital Pricing Consultant - Telecommute (Richardson, TX Preferred) in Richardson, Texas

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The Healthcare Data Analyst / Network Pricing will support and validates Provider Network (physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, ancillary facilities, etc.) contracting and unit cost management activities through financial and network pricing modeling, analysis, and reporting. Network Pricing Consultants conduct unit cost and contract valuation analysis in support of network contracting negotiations and unit cost management strategies. Responsibilities also include managing unit cost budgets, target setting, performance reporting, and associated financial models.

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet them

  • Serve as a key resource on complex and / or critical issues

  • Solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions

  • Perform complex conceptual analyses

  • Review work performed by others and provide recommendations for improvement

  • Forecast and plan resource requirements

  • Authorize deviations from standards

  • May lead functional or segment teams or projects

  • Provide explanations and information to others on the most complex issues

  • Motivate and inspire other team members

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Perform complex conceptual analyses – especially involving hospital claims data and reimbursement methodologies.

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years of analytical experience in financial analysis, healthcare pricing, network management, healthcare economics, and/or related discipline

  • 3+ years of intermediate to advanced hospital modeling including fluency in performing financial impact analysis, risk management, and data manipulation; proficiency in hospital claims data, payment methodologies, and healthcare products.

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel specific to lookup functions, pivot tables and other basic formulaic functions

  • Intermediate knowledge of hospital reimbursement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in SQL, SAS, COGNOS, or other query-writing programs and data extraction applications is a plus]

  • Experience or knowledge in government reimbursement programs, such as Medicare and/or Medicaid, is a plus]

  • Live within the vicinity of this specific career opportunity

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*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.

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