Optum

Sr. Data Analyst, Coding Analytics - Telecommute

Job description

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)

The Data Analyst, Coding Analytics is responsible for gathering requirements, analyzing and presenting revenue cycle data to management for use in supporting operational and business objectives that will result in lowering costs and improving DNFC metrics

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Gathers requirements, analyzes, designs and delivers organized analytics and reporting of Coding staffing, quality, productivity and other data; Analyze, review, and forecast data for operational and business planning
  • Analyzes benchmarking data, reports, processes, and measurements
  • Create pivot tables, monitor trends, data omissions, and completing data QA for DNFC reconciliation, rejected billing and pended accounts
  • Develops and documents complex business, analysis and reporting requirements
  • Evaluates and prioritizes data changes and enhancements
  • Interprets data, facts and/or trends independently and makes business recommendations to management
  • Coordinates a variety of projects/requests simultaneously and ensures timely completion in accordance with business initiatives
  • Works closely with our Coding team to translate business need into technical requirements
  • Leads stakeholder meetings to prioritize and understand business priorities
  • Continually looks for process improvement opportunities to help streamline delivery
  • Develops innovative approaches to achieve deliverables
  • Serves as the subject matter expert on the teams reporting analytics and recommends opportunities and/or action plans for improved performance based on business need
  • Performs UAT to ensure we are meeting the business use cases
  • Support short- and long-term operational / strategic business activities through analysis
  • Develop, recommend, and implement business solutions through research and analysis of data and business processes
  • Support systematic reporting processes related to DNFC reconciliation and procedures to ensure timely delivery of daily, weekly, monthly, annual and ad hoc reporting to management
  • Troubleshoots data integrity issues, analyzes data for completeness to meet business goals and trending
  • Transfers data into meaningful, professional, and easy to understand formats for various audiences
  • Performs analysis, and uses data to support analysis of business systems, processes, and/or intradepartmental impacts
  • Assist coding team with daily / weekly / monthly reports for operational purposes
  • Ability to drive change and innovation through collaboration and teamwork
  • Works through issues and roadblocks with internal and external stakeholders to reach amicable solutions that balance the needs of all parties
  • Collaborates with coding directors, managers, supervisors, SMEs, training teams, and other stakeholders to ensure inputs, processes and outputs are captured and maintained for effective implementation
  • Coordinates meetings as needed with team members
  • Understands the complexity within functions, relationships, and contractual obligations with the ability to balance competing priorities
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned
  • Create pivot tables, monitor trends, data omissions, and completing data QA

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 and/or 4+ years of equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of business analysis or data analysis experience
  • 1+ years of client facing experience
  • Experience with Encoders, EHR, and billing applications (i.e. eCAC, Epic, MS4, Cerner, Meditech, 3M, etc.)
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Intermediate experience with Tableau
  • Intermediate experience with Visio

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of progressive business experience in coding operations
  • Excellent communication, time/project management, problem-solving, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate analysis including trends and opportunities to coding leadership and the business in writing and verbally
  • Ability to problem solve including multiple priorities and research conflicting and/or inaccurate data
  • Experience with various reporting and analytics tools (Gnosis, Tableau, etc)
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and drive results
  • Intermediate or better proficiency using MS Access (know how to run queries)
  • Project management and/or coordinator experience
  • Effectively operate through complex organizational situations with ability to anticipate obstacles and plan appropriate approach
  • Excellent written and oral skills

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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.

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