How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan Department of Cardiac Surgery is seeking a well-qualified Claims Analyst Intermediate or Senior to support biostatistical and analytic activities for a variety of research projects within the Section of Health Services Research and Quality (HSRQ). The Section of Health Services Research and Outcomes is a nationally recognized leader in advancing clinical and health services research and quality improvement. The department is seeking additional analytical support to advance internally and externally funded projects to achieve its research, quality and training missions. Strong analytic, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills are critical to this role.
The successful candidate will gather and analyze data from various databases and other sources, clean and construct datasets, perform statistical programming, and provide technical assistance to the investigative team members. In this role, the candidate will utilize a number of data sources (e.g., clinical, medical claims) to assess variability in access, treatment and outcomes for patients within cardiovascular disease.
The claims analyst will work with a highly collaborative group of clinicians, policy experts, statisticians, economists, health services’ researchers, and analysts. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in data management and analyses, and exposure to health policy reform evaluation. The selected candidate will be able to advance their analytical and verbal/written communication skills, as well as participate in manuscript and grant submissions.
Candidates for this position must be driven, with an intellectual curiosity and desire to continue learning, as well as the ability to work on multiple projects at once. This position allows for significant growth, with the opportunity to develop statistical methodologic skills.
This position offers a flexible work schedule and the ability to work a hybrid schedule or fully remotely.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Why Join Michigan Medicine?
Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.
What Benefits can you Look Forward to?
- Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
- 2:1 Match on retirement savings
- Develop and draft specific analysis plans (including statistical power and sample size calculations).
- Write and edit programs to clean, manage, merge, and analyze datasets
- Extract, transform, and merge raw data from various data sources into usable forms, and construct datasets according to the specifications provided
- Perform statistical programming utilizing SAS, R, STATA and a variety of other statistical software packages to summarize data and create reports and/or visual presentations
- Design, create and implement programs and templates to collect, display and analyze data for assigned projects and/or investigative team members
- Prepare and maintain technical documentation of data and analysis files.
- Design and prepare standard and ad hoc reports
- Design and prepare summaries for statistical analysis and planning purposes
- Document procedures for future reference and make recommendations for data analysis process improvements
- Participate as a team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming and documentation.
- Contribute to the strategic direction of the HSRQ
- Present analytic methods and new approaches to accomplishing project goals
- Support the development and publication of academic research papers and grant submissions
- Bachelor's degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.
- Senior: 5-8 years of experience in analyzing and interpreting process, clinical outcomes, and costs of care, Intermediate requires a minimum of 3 years.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently in a detail-oriented fashion, and cooperatively
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
- Demonstrated ability to draft statistical tests in accordance with the project's design, solve analytic problems, and develop instruments and related analysis plans.
- Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated proficiency working with large datasets using statistical software programs (SAS preferred, but STATA, SPSS, and R are also acceptable)
- Master’s degree in relevant field
- Previous experience working with administrative claims data
- Working familiarity with basic statistical models and significance testing
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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