Project Manager -Contract- (Billing / Claims / Appeals) - Minnetonka, MN

UHG Minnetonka, MN

About the Job

Health care leaders turn to Optum Advisory Services (OAS) for guidance, insights and practical strategies to help assert control over their organization’s future. We are more than just consultants. We are also operators with real-world health care experience, which helps clients hardwire and sustain more meaningful results that would otherwise not be achievable. As integrators across Optum, we deliver unique client-focused strategies and impact. Our proven track record driving success across the entire health care continuum empowers clients to grow, thrive and disrupt.


As a Project Manager within OAS, you will be responsible for working with leadership across various internal business lines to manage project plans and milestones for a specific work stream within a large enterprise.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Determine time frames, funding needs, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, allotment of resources to various phases of projects and lead others in the organization to make meaningful process improvements
  • Develop business plans and cost benefit analysis for assessment by Regional / Senior Leadership
  • Provide work stream / project oversight, manage and track issue resolution, and make key decisions for project with project sponsor
  • Facilitate status update meetings with business and IT leads, when necessary
  • Create work stream project plans
  • Evaluate project progress against project plan frequently, ensures work stream milestones are met, mitigates project risks, and resolves issues
  • Prepare weekly project status report for program manager

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree  and / or equivalent education and experience

  • 8+ years of project management experience

  • 5+ years of experience with operational initiatives and provide program-level support

  • 4+ years of experience with project management supporting: Claims, Appeals and / or Billing & Enrollment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP Certifications

  • DSNP knowledge

  • Healthcare experience

  • Experience with cross-enterprise initiatives as well as managing interrelated project plans

  • Experience in a large matrix environment

  • Ability to partner with established business architecture team

  • Ability to work with offshore teams and lead process analysts

  • Strong communication

  • Strong executive presence

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities

  • Strategic vision combined with operational execution skills

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: Senior Project Manager, Claims, Appeals, Billing, Enrollment, Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota, Minnetonka