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Healthcare Programmer/Analyst (SAS/VBA) - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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738828 Healthcare ProgrammerAnalyst SASVBA Eden Prairie MN

Healthcare Programmer/Analyst (SAS/VBA) - Eden Prairie, MN (738828)

Position Description

Some people take things as they come. Others relentlessly push themselves to go farther. Combine health care and technology, which are two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet, with UnitedHealth Group's culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get: industry-leading health care services at a company that's improving the lives of millions. As the Health Care Economics Consultant you will design and develop reports and analyze data to measure clinical outcomes, network performance and methodology levers. You will investigate key business problems through quantitative analyses of utilization and health care costs data. As the Consultant, you will interpret and analyze clinical data from various sources and recommend best approaches for its consolidation. Your analyses will be used to create viable, real-world solutions in a complex health care landscape. The work is as challenging as it is rewarding. You'll open doors to new opportunities. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. Join us. There's never been a better time to do your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • This role will be responsible for the maintenance pharmacy coverage databases to support regulatory submission related to drug coverage
  • Collaboratively develop analytic models to evaluate financial impact of business strategies to manage pharmaceutical spend and trend
  • Assist in the development of strategic initiatives aimed at improving the access and affordability of healthcare
  • Interpret and analyze pharmaceutical claims and cost trends to identify management of opportunities and measure the impact of strategy implementation
  • Lead projects to completion by contributing to database creation, financial modeling and reporting
  • Create and update automated processes within databases
  • Analyze reporting tools utilized by the internal customer groups
  • Package reports for distribution in a concise, yet meaningful manner
  • Act as a liaison to internal and external strategy and finance teams
  • Mentor other analysts as needed
  • Positions in this function research and investigate key business problems through quantitative analyses of utilization and healthcare costs data
  • Provide management with findings and conclusions. Identify potential areas for medical cost improvements and alternative pricing strategies
  • Work in collaboration with business SMEs to analyze the impact of regulatory requirements on drug coverage


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a corporate setting or Master’s degree in a related field (Economics, Finance, Statistics etc.)
  • 3+ years of advanced MS Excel (e.g. pivot tables) with VBA
  • Proficiency in performing data analytics
  • Experience working with very large and complex datasets
  • Intermediate level proficiency with SAS and SQL

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of health care experience working with pharmacy claims
  • Experience with pharmacy data related to regulatory submissions, such as Essential Health Benefits (EHB) or Medicare Part D
  • 2+ years with SAS and SQL

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)



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: SAS, VBA, Pharmacy, Healthcare, Claims, Analytics, SQL, Data, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota


Job Details

  • Contest Number738828
  • Job TitleHealthcare Programmer/Analyst (SAS/VBA) - Eden Prairie, MN
  • Job FamilyPharmaceutical Research
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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