Healthcare Analyst Pr Job:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

23397-en_US
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Eagan Minnesota
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About Blue Cross



At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, we are developing industry-leading strategies every day that make a healthy difference in people’s lives. Blue Cross has a legacy of improving health through innovation because we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. Chartered in 1933 as the state’s first health plan, we’ve been serving the health care needs of Minnesotans for more than 80 years.



Blue Cross supports you with competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. Many Employee Resource Groups are active in the company, promoting inclusion and helping us meet the diverse needs of our workforce and our members. Join us, and enjoy a work environment where all employees are respected and valued — a workplace honored with a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 2017. Find your place at a company that cares.



 


Description Summary

This position is responsible for supporting and guiding the formation of the strategic needs of the company through the application of advanced analytics to diverse business questions and initiatives. A successful applicant will work independently in addition to guide cross-functional teams to initiate, plan, and lead analysis from conceptual development to conclusion. Additionally, the applicant will achieve success using a combination of traits and skills including industry knowledge, data and programming savvy, and math and statistical abilities. The position will lead efforts with coworkers, internal business partners, and leadership to clarify requirements, analyze complex data, and produce and present meaningful and defensible results, including the identification of success factors and barriers, improvement opportunities, proposing solutions, and informing strategic decisions. The individual will also drive action based on the results obtained. The Healthcare Analyst Principal will represent the department on both internal and external initiatives. They may also lead project teams. The incumbent will lead efforts to define meaningful contributions that will influence strategic decision-making at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.


Accountabilities

  1. Uses databases for analysis and dissemination of information.

  2. Performs complex analysis of data. Researches, analyzes data, applies statistical methods when appropriate, and provides interpretation of outcomes. Identifies issues to be researched, determining affected areas, estimating the impact and contributing to the resolution.

  3. Leads teams to develop analytic approaches, measurement plans, data analysis, and report results on health care utilization, expenditures, outcomes, and benchmarks.

  4. Initiates actions to discover new analyses that will contribute to the strategic needs of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.

  5. Works with leadership to understand and interpret the impacts to cost and quality of proposals using relevant data sources and analytic methods.

  6. Helps drive the implementation of new products and systems by providing actionable information and recommendations that evaluate the impact of the proposed products and systems.

  7. Represents the division on corporate projects and may have leadership roles on these teams.

  8. Independently manages issues that may arise on multiple tasks or projects with limited or no management involvement.

  9. Acts as a resource and/or mentor for other members of the department and company on business issues and may be responsible for training and guidance of other employees.

  10. Formulates strategic recommendations and present findings to management and external clients.

  11. Serves as an analytic consultant who can explain complex measurement or analysis techniques and results in layman’s terms.


Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and 7 years of relevant work experience, or 11 years or relevant work experience in lieu of a degree or Master's degree and 5 years of relevant work.

  • 5 years experience analyzing and modeling data involving outcomes and utilization, using varous statistical software and computer programming (SAS, Visual Basic, DB2, Oracle, etc.).

  • Proficiency in Microsoft software applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access.

  • Demonstrated ability to design, evaluate and interpret complex data sets.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with competing priorities.

  • Demonstrated analytic and problems solving skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interpret and communicate analytical information to both individuals and groups in a clear and concise manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to present complex technical information to non-technical audiences and to senior decision-makers.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team setting with individuals having diverse professional backgrounds including business, technical and/clinical.


Preferred Requirements

  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Knowledge of managed care and healthcare claims preferred.


FLSA Status
Exempt

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.



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Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross. Be part of a company that lets you be you — and make a healthy difference in people’s lives every day



Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.



Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota and Blue Plus® are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

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