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    , Crystal Bay, MN 55323
    11.9 miles Full-time, Part-time

      Sr SAS Programmer/Analyst

      UnitedHealth Group
      Waconia, MN 55387
      Full-time, Part-time
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      Job Description

      If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) 

      This position is part of a team responsible for management and execution of our provider incentive programs known as Additional Compensation Programs (ACP) including system setup and maintenance; incentive reporting, calculation and distribution; and incentive research and reconciliation.  As part of this team, the Business Analyst Consultant will be involved in the processes around the analysis, design, development, implementation, testing, support and maintenance of the systems.  This includes system development, detail testing, data cleansing and data analysis for new or revised business/system processes.  The Business Analyst Consultant will be responsible for the delivery of accurate, network specific claims detail including all support, both internal and external related to the data.  This position is also responsible for turning business problems into understandable, actionable analyses; identifying underlying causes and potential mitigation strategies for medical cost trends, based on broad knowledge of healthcare issues including benefit designs, contracting methodologies, and reimbursement policies; and perform statistical analyses to identify root causes of medical cost trends such as unit cost issues and provider issues.

      Primary Responsibilities:

      • Provide accurate and complete claims detail to networks participating in select M&R incentive agreements
      • Understand, research, and assist in problem resolution as needed
      • Develop / maintain training programs and strategies for staff
      • Design and develop programs in SAS required to administer compensation agreements
      • Create / maintain programs supporting the compensation calculation and payment process
      • Ensure systems and applicable environments are stable in order to prepare for potential growth in compensation arrangements
      • Ability to research both internal and external questions and provide input and suggestions for system sustainability, programming, new processes, etc.
      • Communicate with other teams both internally and externally involved with the process and provide ongoing support for request tracker
      • Independently develop programs and queries to run analytics for the compensation program
      • Administer / set up new networks in Mainframes
      • Identify and solve potential program / data problems ensuring appropriate follow through and resolution
      • Ensure sufficient documentation is available (and provided) to support audits including current / historical documentation of programming and system changes and additions to support the ACP program
      • Perform analyses of issues, participate in development of potential solutions, and make recommendations to ensure accurate and timely resolution
      • Recommend and drive process improvements
      • Generally, work is self-directed and not prescribed
      • Serves as a technical resource to others
      • Experience with financial operations is beneficial
      • Other projects as assigned

      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:
      • Undergraduate degree in Information Technology (or related field) or equivalent experience
      • 3+ years of experience with Base SAS / SAS Macro, SAS / SQL, Enterprise Guide and UNIX
      • 3+ years of experience as a business analyst or data analyst 
      • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including availability for overtime as needed
      • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location 
      • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • 1+ years of experience with Relational Database system knowledge including DB2, Oracle and Teradata
      • SAS Programmer Certification
      • Participation in the development / maintenance of computer systems
      • Experience with incentive or commission processes and systems 
      • Experience with Medicare and/or the healthcare insurance industry 
      • Health care experience
      • Strong verbal / written communication skills.  Ability to communicate effectively with multiple levels within and outside the company.  Possesses written communication skills enabling independent handling of correspondence and proofreading of complex legal agreements, letters, reports and other documents
      • Ability to help others work independently, prioritize work and meet deadlines
      • Customer service skills in a professional business environment.  Tact, diplomacy and sensitivity to respect confidential information
      • Ability to anticipate customer needs and proactively identifies solutions
      • Solves complex problems independently

      Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well-being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time 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: Business Analyst, SAS Business Analyst, SAS, SAS Programmer, Sr. SAS Programmer, Additional Compensation Programs (ACP), Medicare & Retirement (M&R), SAS, SAS Macro, SQL, Enterprise Guide, UNIX, DB2, Oracle, Teradata, healthcare, health care, Hopkins, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

      Posting ID: 601748744Posted: 2021-01-25