Kaiser Permanente - Washington Permanente Medical Group
Location: Renton, Washington
Internal Number: COSTA002854
NexGen Cost Accounting Project (NCAP) is a project that will create and implement a new cost accounting solution that allows for patient and member level reporting of financial results for Kaiser Permanente. We are looking for a person to join the cost accounting team. The team member will support the design, implementation, test planning, test execution and eventual production support of the NCAP cost models for Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG), Northwest Permanente Medical Group (NWPMG), and Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG). This position will be responsible for consulting with regional subject matter experts from the CPMG, NWPMG, and WPMG regions, in costing clinical utilization data and balancing cost data back to regional financial statements, analyzing costed utilization to ensure that costs are spread correctly, and auditing the costing process to ensure that overhead and direct costs are allocated correctly. This position will review statistics used to allocate costs to ensure they are accurate when compared to utilization information. May be responsible for special analytical projects and research of data quality problems.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
This position will be expected to be a strong analyst with a degree of technical proficiency and solution design, be an effective communicator, and able to manage to timelines. Specifically, the person in this position.
Ensures timeliness and accuracy of the monthly costing process, including managing and monitoring work to ensure that work is completed within defined service level agreements.
Obtains and loads clinical utilization data and works with regions to correct errors and ensure that utilization is mapped to the correct clinical department. Responsible for determining correct mapping of utilization to industry standard codes to identify the appropriate relative value units. Responsible for allocating overhead costs to direct costs and auditing and analyzing results.
Reports on status of the costing process to regional leadership.
Analyzes and solves problems in utilization process, costing process, and supporting statistics and works with regional financial and clinical personnel to develop appropriate solutions.
Responsible for providing consulting and expertise to other analysts in support of the cost accounting process.
Independently determines and implements appropriate measurement and analytical methods to achieve specified analytical or task objectives.
Exercises independent professional judgment regarding analysis assumptions and data quality.
Identifies and resolves data quality issues, as required.
Collaborates work with other team members to accomplish specified analytical project or task objectives.
Leverages solution patterns developed by system architects to design cost accounting transformation processes and documents those processes in Business Requirements Designs per project standards.
Works with technical staff to implement business designs.
Develops business / UAT test plans and test queries to demonstrate that solution supports business objectives.
Works with NCAP project and vendor staff (Strata) to implement a cost accounting solution using the Vendor's software.
Determines the most informative approaches to summarizing data and communicating analytical results. Develops, as required, innovative or customized templates and formats.
Given project or task data requirements, determines the most efficient approach to data collection and validation and works independently to obtain needed data for cost accounting.
Present and participate in project meetings.
Applies analytic knowledge, skills, and experience to perform project-related work, complete specific project tasks, and create project deliverables.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, finance or healthcare related field, OR four years of experience in a directly related field.
Minimum three years related work experience
Demonstrated effectiveness in written and verbal communication of technical material.
Outstanding written and verbal communication and effective interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of healthcare industry, especially healthcare analytics preferred.
Experience with analysis of large administrative databases and computer-intensive statistical analysis (preferably using SQL), multivariate statistical methods, general research methodology.
General knowledge or work experience in cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analysis.
General knowledge of software development life cycle milestones and deliverables
Understanding and working experience with financial statements
Skills in analytical methods including problem and model formulation, algorithm selection, and development of overall solution strategy.
Creativity, critical thinking, and excellent problem-solving skills.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Knowledge: Areas of specialty or expertise (e.g., intermediate knowledge of research methodology and data collection modalities)
Skills: Abilities needed to execute job duties (e.g., advanced writing and documentation skills)
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As a condition of employment, all clinicians and employees are required to verify COVID-19 vaccination status. As part of the pre-boarding process and before starting work, you will be required to verify your vaccination status, and will be provided an opportunity to apply for an accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, if needed.
Renton, with a population of 101,300, is located on the south shore of Lake Washington with spectacular views of the lake, the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier. The Cedar River runs through the heart of downtown and offers an abundance of natural beauty and a run of federally endangered chinook salmon. The City is centrally located for access to the regions' transportation network, accessible by four state and three interstate highways, only minutes away from Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Sea-Tac Airport. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are looking to provide employees and their families with an outstanding quality of life.
We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State's richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.
Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.
As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients--the heart of everything we do--first.
Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region
Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other--with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.
Equal Employment Opportunity
As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.