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Healthcare Economics Analyst


Conducts analysis of claims and payment data across CHOICE health plans in support of ensuring payment integrity and cost containment. Identifies anomalous utilization patterns, investigates cost containment, and tests alignment with vendors contracted rates. Reconciles and validates underlying analytic data claims, and utilization management systems. Tests the integrity of utilization and payment data across plans and functions. Engages in activities to support corrective actions to functions, CHOICE Operations and Compliance as directed. Works under general supervision.

  • Assists the Manager in analyzing and validating managed care claims and comp grids against provider contracts, member eligibility, benefit grids, and authorization data to ensure VNSNY CHOICE pays our Providers appropriately and VNSNY CHOICE contains cost.
  • Investigates utilization and claims coding patterns to identify potential fraud, waste or abuse and coordinates with Compliance and Special Investigation Unit  for recoveries as necessary.
  • Analyzes affordability of medical cost against premium revenue for membership panels of providers, in specific settings, or across other attribution categories as appropriate. 
  • Communicates with internal departments (i.e. Claims, Providers, Finance etc) to validate existence of integrity leakage points, and coordinates to develop and implement corrective solutions and recovery.
  • Attends meetings with analytics teams, product teams, operations, and allied departments to communicate status of investigative projects and identify new areas of opportunity or priorities. Keeps management informed as necessary.
  • Utilizes CHOICE analytic data warehouse and native claims systems and other supporting data for investigation.
  • Validates accuracy, timeliness, and performance of claims processing vendor as directed
  • Conducts analysis of delegated vendor claims data to test affordability, support contract negotiations, and identify potential errors or Fraud, Waste, and Abuse for further investigation by Special Investigation Unit  Compliance, or other departments.
  • Assists encounter team in ensuring alignment of claims to encounters.


Education: Bachelors degree required preferably in Technology, Information Science, Mathematics or statistics.

Experience: Minimum of three years managed care claims analysis experience required. Experience in financial or operational analytics preferred. Knowledge of Medicare and NYS Medicaid claims processing rules and coding experience with DRG, ICD10 and CPT4 required. Proficiency in standard business applications such as Microsoft Office required. Proficiency in claims processing platforms such as FACETS required. Proficiency in data analysis software such as SAS, R, or Stata preferred. Proficiency with SQL preferred. Excellent communication and analytical skills required.


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The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Countries. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost effective healthcare in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. Each day, more than 13,000 VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 44,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.