Business Analyst - Rate Development

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 21, 2022
Mar 16, 2022
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 600,000 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.


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.




UCare offers Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Family health plans - powered by the hardest working people in the industry. Our people powered teams de-complicate, advocate and always go the extra mile to help our members. We serve with integrity, compassion and commitment to do right by members, providers and government partners. Above all, we come to work excited to provide members a path for the best health of their lives.


Working at UCare is more than 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. Employees join UCare and stay because of the opportunity to have a purpose-driven job.

Our strong culture has established UCare as a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace for 12 consecutive years since the awards program began. It's a culture that embraces innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and exemplary customer and provider experiences. Working at UCare is being a part of a people powered team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities.


Work Location: Standard or hybrid

The health and safety of our employees, members, providers, and our community is our highest priority. Therefore, all new employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting at UCare, subject to limited exceptions such as for a sincerely held religious belief or for medical reasons.

Position Description

This position is responsible to research, document, and perform analyses of business goals, objectives and needs of the business regarding payment rates and payment methodologies applied to provider services. Provide recommendations for change to payment rates or payment methodologies in order to improve and support business goals. Serve as liaison between the business and Health Care Economics relating to payment rates and payment methodologies. Collaborate with UCare departments to triage and troubleshoot payment related solutions. Ensure requirements and solutions conform to departmental, corporate, industry and government standards as specified.

• Research and document payment methodologies and payment rates for UCare offered products.

• Support third party pricing software solutions through review and analysis of known issues documents as well as release notes.

• Research and document compliance inquiries related to payment rates and payment methodologies.

• Complete financial analysis and modeling of new and proposed payment rates and payment methodologies.

• Research and analyze State and Federal legislation relating to payment rates and payment methodologies.

• Assist in the development of fee schedules.

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

• Assist departments with payment related support and ensure solutions continue to meet business requirements.

• Actively participate in workgroups and committees related to provider pricing as assigned by the Payment Integrity Manager.

• Other projects and duties, as assigned.


BS/BA with and emphasis in finance/accounting or related field; demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Experience

Five years of pricing or payment methodology experience. Intermediate abilities with Excel.

Preferred Experience

Knowledge of the Managed Care industry and SQL skills.


The UCare difference is our people power - employees actively working on the behalf of our members to get them access to the health care they need. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and provide the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, and a myriad of volunteer activities. If you're looking for an inclusive environment that celebrates your people power, 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.

JOB POST DATE: 1/20/2022

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