Financial Analyst - Encounters

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 05, 2018
Oct 04, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

Health Care that Starts with You!

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

This position is responsible to oversee internal encounters processes on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. Reconcile between systems and data sources to ensure accuracy and completion. Follow a defined and regimented schedule.  Become a subject matter expert on encounters related data sources and develop new and innovative data sets for reporting and consolidation.   Assist in the strengthening of cross-departmental encounters partnerships by joining the encounters manager on several encounters project work streams. Perform testing on new encounters datasets and processes. Eagerly adapt to new regulatory changes to encounters process.

·Participate in encounters reporting efforts for UCare.  Develop, improve, and monitor reports and analysis related to encounter submission performance and other assigned projects. 

·Maintain strong understanding of encounter submission requirements (DHS, CMS, MDH & Exchange) per associated contract.  Work with UCare internal staff and Delegates to ensure any proposed changes to encounter submissions are remediated.  Work with Information Technology (IT) to ensure submission process is compliant and deadlines met. Help implement changes and improvements developed by the SCRUM team.

·Monitor completeness of the encounter submission, including both UCare and delegate claims, through a reconciliation process.  Identify variances through reporting and resolve through the Encounter project team.

·Support UCare's pharmacy department as backup for PDE, P2P, dataloads and reconciliation including loading pharmacy data into UCare's data repositories, verifying completeness of the data against invoiced amounts.  Respond to Acumen notifications and attest to response files generated by ESI and UCare.

·Support financial, operational and strategic initiatives through ad hoc and standard reports.  Maintain documentation on standard report processes and procedures.

·Maintain a thorough understanding of claims processing procedures, data structure within UCare's claims adjudication system, and product lines.

·Assist in internal Encounters related audits as called upon.

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


B.A. /B.S. in Finance, Economics or Computer Science related field preferred; demonstrated analytical and programming experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Experience

Two years of reporting, analysis, data or statistics based experience.  Intermediate Excel and Access skills.  Entry level SQL and/or SAS experience.  Strong attention to detail.  Data mining, consolidation and new report generation.  Professional desk documentation creation.

Preferred Experience

Two years of reporting, analysis, data or statistics based experience in a mid to large size organization.  Intermediate Excel experience.  Intermediate SQL or SAS experience.  Health insurance industry experience.  Risk or statistical background.


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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