Health Care Analyst

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 25, 2018
Oct 20, 2018
Business, Healthcare
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

The position is responsible to analyze data and develop reporting and written summaries for quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the healthcare improvement efforts at UCare.  Analytics will support the strategic development and assessment of UCare activities related to utilization management, provider profiling, and program evaluations.  Represent Health Care Economics in meetings and work groups pertaining to health care analytics, clinical, financial and strategic initiatives.  Assist in development and compilation of result-driven health care analytics.

·Provide data, analysis, and written summaries to support ongoing healthcare business evaluations and state request for proposals (RFPs).  Evaluate organization level initiatives and impacts on social determinants of health in partnership with clinical services, pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and external entities.  Research qualitative analysis and conclusions for effectiveness of initiatives and programs.  Assist in the selection and design of evaluation techniques for new initiatives, including the development of baseline and expected effects of new programs.

·Assist in the population and maintenance of UCare data resources, including dental, manual input data sources, and other internal databases; validate data for accuracy.  Identify and assist in the development and implementation of solutions to data issues.

·Ensure timely and accurate delivery of reporting and analysis to assist in meeting strategic and departmental goals.  Design and implement new analysis and reporting to support UCare leadership, with manager assistance.

·Develop expertise in the utilization of UCare's business intelligence tools, including Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft SQL Management Studio, MedeAnalytics, Business Objects, and other reporting software solutions.

·Develop and maintain documentation for all standard reporting processes.

·Maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers; assist user departments in understanding data, reports, and analytics.

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

·Represent the Health Care Economics department at work group meetings.

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


B.S. /B.A. with an emphasis in Business, Economics, Statistics, Finance, MIS; demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree. 

Required Experience

Three years qualitative and quantitative data analysis experience, preferably in health care utilization, demographics and social data research. Excellent written communication skills.

Preferred Experience

Experience using SQL, SAS, and/or Business Objects.


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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