Health Care Analyst - Quality

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 10, 2016
Jan 27, 2017
Business, Healthcare
Employment Status
Full Time

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Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.




At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.


Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.


Position Description

The position is responsible for analytics and reporting regarding HEDIS, Medicare Stars, and quality of care.  Major functional duties include:  performing ETL and QA on data sources used for reporting; using HEDIS software to create monthly builds of measure results; providing documentation, QA, and ad hoc analysis in support of the HEDIS Compliance Audit; and developing and maintaining SQL queries of medium complexity to support the data needs of other UCare departments engaged in health quality improvement activities.

·Prepare data files for use in HEDIS software.  Review and understand file layout specifications; Perform data quality analysis on source files; Use database software to transform data to layout; Identify and resolve issues with final files.

·Use HEDIS software to perform monthly and quarterly builds.  Load source files; Review data quality reports; Run software processes; Review logs; Troubleshoot performance issues; Perform QA on results; Identify, investigate, and resolve issues.

·Assist in the population and maintenance of health quality historical data mart.  Extract HEDIS results; Prepare standard reports and analyses; Maintain metadata tables; Implement enhancements to reports and data architecture.

·Support the HEDIS/Stars/QRS data submission process and the HEDIS Compliance Audit.  Assist with preparation of HEDIS Roadmap; Assist with investigation of data issues; Assist with production and QA of specific data deliverables such as IDSS and PLD files; Perform ad hoc queries as requested by auditor.

·Support data needs for initiatives designed to improve member health outcomes.  Meet with business owners to define criteria and report layouts; Use SQL to write queries of medium complexity against UCare's Enterprise Data Warehouse; Ensure timely and accurate delivery of reporting and analysis to business owners.

·Develop and maintain expertise in the use of UCare's Business Intelligence tools, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SQL Management Studio, Business Objects, Mede/Analytics, and other reporting software solutions.

·Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in HEDIS measure specifications, Medicare Star Ratings methodologies, Marketplace QRS reporting methodologies, and general methods of statistical data analysis.

·Maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers, including staff from Quality Management, Clinical Services, Provider Relations, Information Services, and Health Promotions.

·Maintain a thorough understanding of data structure within UCare's internal data systems, including membership, enrollment, claims, providers, and product lines.

·Represent the Health Care Economics department in meetings related to specific projects and deliverables.

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


B.S./B.A. with an emphasis in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Public Health, or another field requiring extensive data analysis.  Demonstrated experience in health care analytics, statistical analysis, SQL programming, or HEDIS reporting may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Experience

Two years' experience with health care data analysis, database programming (preferably SQL), or HEDIS reporting.

Preferred Experience

Direct experience with administrative data HEDIS reporting preferred.

Additional experience with other major areas of health care analytics (risk adjustment, utilization, predictive modelling, etc) a plus.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 7th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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