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Senior Healthcare Economist - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -

The Lewin Group seeks economists to conduct rigorous empirical research on the most current policy issues surrounding healthcare reform. Applicants are sought at all experience levels. -

We are a national health and human services consulting firm with over 350 professional staff and offices in the DC metro area and Minnesota. Options for telework are also available. We work with the Federal government, states, foundations, and private clients to design, implement and evaluate programs that improve the organization, payment, and delivery of healthcare services. -

You will work with a multidisciplinary team and will have the opportunity to conduct policy analyses and evaluate programs using sound economic reasoning and advanced empirical methods. Success requires ingenuity and the ability to communicate complex concepts to non-technical audiences. We pride ourselves in creating an exciting, policy-focused atmosphere that encourages innovation and solves real-world problems. See for more information. - -

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Successfully and profitably manage all aspects of small to medium-sized projects or portions of projects, including technical direction, financial management, staff management, and client relations
  • Design and conduct studies that require advanced empirical methods or mixed quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods
  • Supervise research staff, ensuring that all projects are conducted with sound analytic methods
  • Effectively oversees production of client-ready deliverables
  • Write research reports, interpret, and present findings to technical and non-technical audiences -
  • Provide substantial contributions to technical proposal writing
  • Serve as a resource to other staff in methodological or healthcare policy areas

    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.One year of post-high school education can be substituted/is equivalent to one year of experience.
    Required Qualifications: - - - -

    • 5+ years of experience in the analysis of healthcare data
    • Demonstrated mastery of applied microeconomics, labor economics, applied econometrics, health policy, program evaluation -
    • Experience designing research studies -
    • Experience developing research reports and/or research publications -

      Preferred Qualifications: -

      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Advanced understanding of Medicare payment policy
      • Design and implementation of research projects focused on health equity
      • Demonstrated writing and presentation skills (peer review publications, conference presentations)
      • Understanding of Medicare FFS data and payment policies -

        *All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy. - - - -California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington residents is $101,200 to $184,000 per year. 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. -
        At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. - - - - -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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