Healthcare Star Ratings Statistician - Minnetonka, MN

UHG Minnetonka, MN

About the Job

The Stars Data Analytics Team works within Medicare and Retirement Finance to deliver predictive modeling of CMS quality ratings (stars), comparative effectiveness studies, and strategy recommendations to regional and executive leadership. This statistician role in the area of star ratings works primarily on developing, owning, and maintaining predictions for several performance metrics, datasets, tools, models, analyses and reports including, but not limited to competitive and regional data, member level factor analysis, goal setting, and predictive modeling.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide transparent, accurate, reliable, and documented monthly predictions for accountable measures
  • Complete ad hoc analysis based on a wide variety of Star Rating data as needed
  • Investigate, validate and asses new sources of data
  • Monitor historical and current data trends in order to make recommendations and predictions
  • Perform statistically sound modeling and analyses with application to current business needs
  • Present data and analysis in a meaningful and easy to understand manner to influence and provide guidance on data driven strategic decisions
  • Anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet them
  • Develop both automated and customized reports

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, or similar
  • 3+ years of academic and/or professional experience conducting statistical modeling
  • 2+ years of SAS programming or other statistical program experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • SQL programming skills preferred
  • Previous CMS (Center for Medicare/Medicaid Service) Star Rating, Medicare, healthcare quality programs, or pay for performance experience
  • Graduate degree

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