OptumCare Payment Integrity Data Engineer - Teleco...

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55421

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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)

Tough challenges? We know a thing or two about those. When you're on a mission to help people live healthier lives, the stakes couldn't be higher. As an OptumCare Payment Integrity Data Engineer, you will help rewrite the future of the health care system. You'll analyze data and deliver bold, business-savvy ideas to impact the lives of millions. Along with ground-breaking challenge, you'll have the support and resources of a Fortune 7 company. Join us.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support Payment Integrity team members with development, implementation and maintenance of operational reports and dashboards; ensuring resources are accurate, up-to-date, and can be analyzed to reveal critical insights applicable to strategic initiatives
  • Produce detailed savings and performance analytics for Payment Integrity programs and pillars
  • Extract critical and pertinent information from the data sets that help the stakeholders understand optimal outcomes
  • Effectively process and integrate primary and/or secondary data sources using database warehouse and visual applications
  • Develop effective quality control processes to ensure data integrity
  • Utilize data analytics to uncover critical business insights and findings
  • Process the aptitude to quickly learn software platforms such as MS SQL Server, Tableau, and other BI tools
  • Ad hoc support for stakeholders and Payment Integrity needs

Are you up for navigating a complex matrix of business units and teams? We share a near obsessive desire to outperform and outdo our own achievements across our entire global business landscape. It's going to take all you've got to create valuable solutions to improve the health care system.

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 4+ years of additional experience in addition to what is required in lieu of degree
  • 2+ years of database experience and ability to effectively map data, as well as run basic SQL queries to analyze large complex data sets and troubleshoot
  • 2+ years of experience working in the health insurance industry; with knowledge of health insurance claims and various payment methodologies
  • Proficiency in SQL and developing efficient, well performing queries
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Advanced Excel experience (creating pivot tables, writing functions, and formulas)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving capabilities with special attention to accuracy and detail
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with federal healthcare contracts
  • Prior experience working with outside vendors and/or clients
  • Working knowledge of visualization and discovery tools, such as Tableau, SQL Server
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate results of data analysis to a variety of stakeholders
  • Previous experience working with Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) data, or within a SIU (Special Investigations Unit)

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 Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $64,800 to $116,000. 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.

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