Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Network Pricing Consultant supports 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. Primary Responsibilities:Anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet themServe as a key resource on complex and/or critical issuesSolve complex problems and develop innovative solutionsPerform complex conceptual analysesReview work performed by others and provide recommendations for improvementForecast and plan resource requirementsAuthorize deviations from standardsMay lead functional or segment teams or projectsProvide explanations and information to others on the most complex issuesMotivate and inspire other team membersAbility to manage projects from a Provider Network perspectiveAbility to guide staff on tasks they are assigned
Required Qualifications:Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience5+ years of analytical experience in healthcare pricing, network management, healthcare economics, or related discipline3+ years of experience with healthcare products2+ years of experience in creating spreadsheets, and information acquisition tools including experience in interpreting and reviewing financial modeling results to evaluate the financial impact of contract changes and develop forecastsExpert level proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint Preferred Qualifications:Strong written and verbal communication skillsCareers 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) 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: pricing, provider network, telecommuting, customer service, analytics, telecommute, telecommuter, remote, work from home
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.