OptumCare seeks to create a high value healthcare delivery system in 75 markets. Significant progress has been made in investing in PCP groups and networks as well as the infrastructure to support those PCPs in the migration to value based care. Specialists determine the site of service for healthcare expenses that comprise ~60% of total medical spend. Therefore, it is imperative to OptumCare's success that we have a clear and actionable specialist strategy for our priority markets. A successful specialist strategy depends on three components:Aggregating specialists into larger business entities capable of supporting efficient low-cost practice management and ancillary services;Providing reporting infrastructure, data, and support to enable specialists to perform on value-based contracts, whether on their own or in service to primary care owned contracts; andCreating a compelling vision of independent practice in partnership with OptumCare that recruits current and future physicians away from hospital employment modelsWe anticipate that the most effective way to compete for practice investments in our chosen markets and to compete for leadership talent in this business is to create and fund a Specialist NewCo. This entity would be positioned to structure joint ventures with specialists in specific markets (e.g., orthopedics in Houston) that would neutralize the current competitive advantage of private equity firms who promise a secondary sale. Additionally, the potential for equity in NewCo would allow OptumCare to compete for the sort of leadership talent that is capable and interested in developing a start up business. By the end of 2018 we expect the OptumCare Speciality Practice CMO to have 1) built and obtained support for the business case to implement the above; 2) recruited an appropriate leadership team and 3) executed on 3-5 specialist practice investments that materially advance OptumCare's local market position. The latter will be measured in earnings from reductions in medical expenses on risk based contracts and / or growth in ASC (increasingly these are tied to practices) or other ancillaries. This role, and supporting partners / team, functions as a strategic resource to OptumCare helping to formulate opportunities, accelerate execution and serve as a centralized source of knowledge and best practices on the management and operational performance in our markets. Where appropriate, partnerships with the broader Optum and UnitedHealthcare organizations will be leveraged to drive innovation and opportunity for the greater UnitedHealth Group.
Required Qualifications: MD Board Certified in a post graduate clinical specialty; Unrestricted licensed to practice Medicine Extensive experience organizing specialists in markets and leading them to change behavior to achieve success in value based payment modelsProven ability to engage large audiences of clinicians and non-clinicians through conference speaking engagements, etc.15+ years' experience in the healthcare industry including both as a clinician and at the C-suite levelExperience leading scaled enterprises and start - upsProven ability to develop plans and strategy within an organizationsDemonstrated ability to work in a highly matrixed organizationStrong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationshipsExcellent presentation, writing, and negotiation skillsOutstanding organizational skillsStrong consulting skillsAbility to influence othersProven ability to work with people at multiple levels of the organization, multiple functions of an organization, and multiple locationsDemonstrated leadership skillsWillingness to travel up to 50%, or as determined by business needCareers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.