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Financial Analyst - Healthcare

Primary Location: St Louis, MO
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford, MO-St Louis
Leads or participates on complex medical economic projects related to Value Based Contracting. Accountabilities include project initiation, identification and completion of key deliverables to ensure all business objectives are met. Responsible for the development and implementation of key medical economics business efforts (e.g. medical cost initiatives, policies/programs and analytical models). Accountable for all financial projections associated with project.

Fundamental Components:
Analytical modeling and consulting on provider specific negotiations related to Value Based Contracting programs. Work both independently and collaboratively with business units across the company and be part of a team that provides medical cost and outcomes focused analytical research, complex financial modeling and business decision support reporting. This includes both contractual reconciliation and ad hoc consulting supporting. Performs analyses of varied healthcare data to evaluate programs and product solutions using healthcare medical, pharmacy, lab, survey and utilization data. Requires strong communication skills creating an environment of teamwork with internal Aetna and external provider constituents. Participate as subject matter expert in provider negotiations including support for proposals along with reviewing interim reports with markets and providers regarding progress towards goals. Presents complex information in a way that multiple levels within an organization can understand and utilize to make appropriate decisions to meet business objectives. Works collaboratively with other Consultants and Analysts with opportunity for project leadership as well as coaching others. Motivated and is willing to understand and probe into data. Contributes to a positive environment by working effectively to achieve common goals. Must be skilled in complex financial data collection, modeling & analysis, advanced use of Microsoft Excel, understand relational database concepts and related query tools. Capable of taking project through issue identification, design specifications, data query/programs, financial analysis and resolution/recommendation stages.

Background Experience:
Demonstrates initiative, innovation and leadership in achieving results. Demonstrates critical thinking and expresses ideas clearly, concisely and logically from a cross functional perspective. Advanced skills in Excel, MS-Access and Web-based query tools (MCM, data warehouse). Ability to learn new technologies, experience with with SQL, functional programming languages, or relational databases preferred. Strong analytical ability and familiarity with advanced financial and healthcare concepts. Ability to manage conflicting priorities and multiple projects concurrently. Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Mathematics or related field preferred or 2 to 4 years equivalent work experience in the healthcare industry.

Additional Job Information:
Value based contracting is a growing area of our industry and focuses on aligning provider payment to quality and efficiency in the delivery of care. Aetna is committed to being a leader and growing value-based contracting with our provider partners. This offers a unique opportunity for those in this position to grow with the enterprise and be on the forefront of healthcare payment innovation.

Required Skills:
General Business - Applying Reasoned Judgment, General Business - Turning Data into Information, Leadership - Collaborating for Results

Desired Skills:
General Business - Maximizing Work Practices, Leadership - Driving Change, Technology - Leveraging Technology

Functional Skills:
Information Management - Business information analysis

Technology Experience:
Desktop Tool - TE Microsoft Excel

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
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