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UnitedHealth Group

Analytic Development Consultant- R & D - Telecommute (16338399)

Healthcare

All

Yearly

Full Time

No

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

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)

As an Analytic Development Consultant, you will be responsible for supporting the identification, development, and presentation of new medical cost savings opportunities on behalf of our clients. This position will support assessment of new opportunities based on data insights leveraging tools, policies, industry trends, and by soliciting input from a broad network of experts across Optum. This position requires a strong analytical skillset, data analysis and healthcare claims experience (HCFA/UB) to detect incorrectly paid claims for multiple segments (Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial) and claim platforms.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Researching and developing potential claim overpayment hypotheses
  • Utilizing data mining tools (i.e. SQL, Access, Excel) in order to analyze data to support of their hypothesis
  • Researching policies, coding guidelines, and regulations that would support the hypothesis being developed
  • Developing Business Requirement Documentation in a clear, concise, and comprehensive manner
  • Clearly communicate concept to business partners/clients and be able to appropriately respond to questions relating to the logic utilized within hypothesis testing, documentation, and the analytic
  • Performing quality checks for claim overpayment results and monitoring analytic performance
  • Present research findings in a clear and concise manner utilizing data reports and summaries to support concepts

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:

  • 2+ years of experience in healthcare (billing, coding, auditing claims)
  • 1+ years of experience with conducting analysis on large data sets
  • 1+ years of experience with claims processing or adjudication systems (Such as UNET, COSMOS, Facets, Diamond, etc. or provider billing/coding knowledge on Professional and Facility claims)
  • Understanding of healthcare payment methodologies, policies, and coding are necessary
  • Working knowledge of coding standards, billing rules and regulations and knowledge of procedure and diagnosis codes (CPT, ICD10 coding, HCPCS, APC and DRGs)
  • Excellent computer skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Typing speed of at least 50 WPM including ten-key

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in health care or medical field
  • 1+ years of SQL experience (PLSQL, Teradata, MySQL)
  • Technical Writing and/or Business Requirement Documentation experience
  • Coding Certification through AAPC or AHIMA
  • Knowledge of statistical methods used in the evaluation of healthcare claims data
  • Proficient with SQL coding and ability to run test queries to ensure viability of concepts under review
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Flexible and ability to handle multiple priorities at the same time
  • Ability to think outside of the box and breakdown complex problems into individual root causes
  • Self-managed, self-starter with the ability to support multiple concurrent projects and meet tight delivery timelines

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 $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. 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.

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.