Contract Analyst Senior - ACO

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 08, 2018
Jan 24, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

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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

This position is responsible to coordinate, conduct, and document financial analysis projects and financial reporting relating to providers with an emphasis in Accountable Care Organization (ACO) strategic partnership relationships. Develop and improve financial analysis and methodologies to align provider contract terms with UCare provider and product strategies. Work closely with providers through face-to-face meetings or telephonically as needed to discuss the analytics relating to the provider's financial performance as it relates to their contract with UCare.

·Analyze impact to market trends for physician and facility contract negotiations. Provide feedback to Provider Relations and Contracting for assistance in contract negotiations and strategic planning.

·Identify risks and opportunities for meeting the projected contracted strategies. Report results to provider strategic committees as well as the Provider Relations and Contracting team.

·Provide Provider Relations and Contracting with financial data and models for physician and facility negotiations.

·Provide recommendations for contract terms in alignment with UCare provider and product strategies for contract negotiations.

·Meet with provider partners to discuss the analytics of the provider's financial performance.

·Document financial analysis projects and financial reporting.

·Provide ad hoc analyses to support Provider Relations and Contracting contract proposals and initiatives.

·Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers.

·Develop and maintain and understanding of the premium rate methodologies.

·Develop and maintain an understanding of the data structure within UCare provider contracts and relationships of the data in the Health Care Economics analyses environments.

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


BS/BA with and emphasis in finance/accounting or related field.

Required Experience

Five years related experience in finance or accounting. Intermediate abilities with SQL and Excel.

Preferred Experience

Knowledge of the Managed Care/Health Care industry relating to provider contracts. Prior experience with reporting as it relates to Accountable Care Organizations.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 9th 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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