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Senior Quality Measurement Analyst - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: September 24, 2022

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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do -your life's best work.(sm)

The Lewin Group/Optum Serve Consulting, a premier national health care and human services consulting and policy analysis firm with 50 years of experience, finds answers and solves problems for leading organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Lewin/OSC's strategic and analytical services aim to help clients:

  • Improve policy and expand knowledge of health care and human service systems
  • Translate policy and research into action using evidence-based learning and diffusion practices
  • Enact, run, and evaluate programs to enhance delivery and financing of health care and family services
  • Deal with shifts in health care practice, technology, and regulation
  • Optimize performance, quality, coverage, and health outcomes
  • Create strategies for institutions, communities, associations, foundations, governments, and people to make health care and human services systems more effective

    In the wide-ranging field of health and human services consulting, Lewin/OSC provides both depth and breadth of expertise. Our more than 250 consultants drawn from industry, government and academia share a solid commitment to Lewin/OSC's core values of objectivity, integrity, analytical innovation, vision and dedication to client satisfaction.

    Lewin/OSC provides research and consulting services including program planning and development, implementation services, learning and diffusion, and post-implementation analytics and evaluation to assist the federal government in designing programs that improve the health and well-being of the nation's citizens.

    Senior Consultants direct and manage large projects or a series of smaller projects, ensuring that all projects are conducted with sound methods and techniques. Successful candidates will have significant learning and diffusion experience across a diverse content areas as well as experience in business development, staff supervision, grant or proposal writing, and program evaluation. Senior Consultants contribute to business development at Lewin/OSC by managing proposal efforts and identifying new business opportunities with existing clients.

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

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Evaluate evidence on effectiveness for clinical measures derived from administrative or claims data, health records, electronic health records, other data sources in compliance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Quality Forum (NQF) requirements
    • Develop test measure protocols
    • Develop measure specifications and client communications that summarize decisions and recommendations
    • Track activities of key standards-setting committees and consensus-based organizations such as NQF
    • Draft and manage proposals for new projects related to measure development, testing, maintenance, and implementation

      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:

      • Advanced degree (M.D., D.O., Masters degree, or Ph.D.) in medicine, economics, health policy research, or similar discipline OR a Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of experience
      • Health policy professional with 6+ years industry experience in health services research, evaluation and/or policy including strong analytic skills
      • Broad understanding of federal or state health policy issues, with ability to work in multiple areas serving as a subject matter expert
      • Experience working on quality measure engagements, preferably for federal programs, including those at CMS
      • Experience working with various types of data used to measure health care quality (e.g., administrative claims, instrument-collected data, chart-abstracted data, EHR output& experience using appropriate statistical software to analyze data e.g. SAS or SQL)
      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • 5+ years experience organizing and supervising the work of others
        • 4+ years experience working with public programs such as Medicare and/or Medicaid
        • Knowledge of qualitative testing methods (e.g., gathering data for feasibility, usability, and measure alignment)
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to translate complex findings to non-technical audiences
        • Highly motivated, with demonstrated success working as a team member in a fast-paced interdisciplinary environment

          To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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/Connecticut/Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. 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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