Director Healthcare Economics – Minnetonka, MN or Phoenix, AZ or Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
October 3, 2021
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


Fortune 5. An acknowledged global leader in the rapidly evolving health care system. A company known for bold, innovative ideas and innovation. What's not to love? Now, check out this opportunity to lead an elite actuarial team. As Director of Healthcare Economics at UnitedHealth Group, you will oversee complex projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives and to help the health system work better for everyone. It's an opportunity to help rewrite the future of our company and health care itself. Join us. There's never been a better time to do your life's best work.SM

The projects this Director and their team will oversee support our risk adjustment initiatives for our Medicaid population. 

This working leader with work closely with the business and Optum to develop novel programs to support risk adjustment accuracy.  This role supports our C&S health plans directly and will matrix with clinical, operational, and financial leaders within our business segment.  The growth pipeline for these novel programs is large; this leader will support building out new processes and reporting to ensure our programs are achieving anticipated results. 

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead oversight of our Optum-run Medicaid risk adjustment accuracy programs.
  • Develop management reporting for operational excellence oversight
  • Partner with Optum to evaluate program outcomes and develop management reporting
  • Lead evaluation of UHC, Optum, and external risk adjustment accuracy programs. 
  • Understand and interpret key drivers of health care trends
  • Mentor and develop an elite team of analysts and help them create unique solutions to complex problems
  • Analyze forecasts and trends and translate highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences including senior leaders

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 equivalent years of work experience
  • 8+ years of healthcare economics experience
  • 5+ years of management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ASA or FSA designation
  • Experience working with actuarial concepts and methodologies in health care

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary/hourly range for Colorado residents is $110,200 to $211,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary,  UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*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: HCE, Healthcare Economics, Medicaid, risk adjustment, Director, manager, supervisor, reporting, forecasting, trends, Minnetonka, MN, Phoenix, AZ, Telecommute

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