Virginia Premier Health Plan Business Analyst III in Richmond, Virginia


Supports corporate, plan-level, and departmental strategies and goals by effectively applying both business knowledge and technical expertise to support business initiatives and solve business problems. The level III Medical Economics Analyst is also responsible for researching, extracting, modeling, manipulating, compiling, analyzing, evaluating and validating financial and clinical statistical data using advanced statistical, risk and financial analytical skills in order to identify and quantify impacts to medical costs trends and contract portfolio profitability. This position is responsible for developing an extensive expertise in the corporate data systems. Responsible for gathering requirements, performing analysis, supporting the development and testing of processes, and understanding and documenting the applications, data, and associated technologies for supported areas.


  • Develops and implements data-driven solutions to meet business requirements by producing analytics, reports, and data sets across a variety of subject matters primarily related to, but not limited to, medical and financial management, network management, contracting, lines of business / state contract management and leadership strategy inquiries.

  • Develop and distribute reports related to multiple product lines and business units as assigned

  • Document applications for use in training, maintenance, and department procedures

  • Design and maintain data structures and systems

  • Assist in the training and growth of new analysts, as well as act as project lead on requested analyses

  • Ability to create population-based medical cost analyses starting with concepts and ending with completion and deployment/presentation.

  • Perform complex queries. Apply extensive understanding of database tables, relations, data types and values

  • Assist in development of benchmark reports

  • Assist in the analysis and presentation of business opportunities

  • Participate in development and analysis teams with other managers (including managers of other organizations)



  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Health Administration, Mathematics, Information Systems, or related field


  • Knowledge of a structured query language, such as Microsoft Access, TSQL, PL/SQL, SPSS or SAS

  • Highly analytical thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes

  • Performs complex data analysis using traditional and non-traditional statistical methods

  • Ability to analyze complex problems and develop multiple workable solutions

  • Considered an expert in databases / SQL and OLAP architecture

  • Demonstrates an active interest in enhancing current skills and learning new ones; applies advanced functional or technical knowledge to do his or her job at a high level of accomplishment

  • Chooses appropriate tools or technology for tasks; improves or redesigns processes, tools, or technologies to determine applicability

  • Highly skilled in writing queries that join multiple data sources and complex data manipulation

  • The candidate must have very good communication and organizational skills

  • Gain an understanding of company data flow, state and federal reporting and different departmental duties.

  • Skill in speaking in front of small to medium audiences when necessary.

  • Coaches others; Consistently shares expertise with others, teaching skills and explaining concepts

  • Leads analytical team. May lead multi-functional teams.

  • In depth knowledge of more than one corporate unit and recognize problems and propose solutions

  • In-depth ability to identify new sources of revenue loss corporate wide

  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting complex problems


  • Required: Minimum 3+ years of experience in data analysis and/or report development

  • Preferred: Minimum 3+ years of experience in healthcare, business analysis or application development/implementation

  • Preferred: Graduate degree in Business, Health Administration, Mathematics, or Public Health

  • Six Sigma Green Belt preferred.


  • Physical health sufficient to meet the ergonomic standards and demands of the position.

About Us

Virginia Premier is a managed care organization which began as a full-service Medicaid MCO in 1995. Partnered with VCU Medical Systems we strive to meet the needs of the underserved and vulnerable populations in Virginia by delivering quality driven, culturally sensitive and financially viable Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs. Headquartered in Richmond, VA we also have offices in Roanoke, Tidewater and Bristol with additional satellite locations allowing us to serve over 200,000 members across eighty counties throughout Virginia.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package to include excellent Medical, Dental and Vision Plans, Tuition Assistance, Infant-At-Work Program, Remote Work options and generous vacation and sick leave policies. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through various development programs, education, exciting projects and career mobility.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. EOE

Our mission is to inspire healthy living within the communities we serve!

Job ID 2018-4767

As an equal opportunity employer, Virginia Premier is committed to a diverse workforce. To ensure non-discrimination and affirmative action for individuals protected by Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Virginia Premier will consider applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact Recruitment at 804-819-5151 for assistance. It is the policy of Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc., to comply with the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. It is a violation of our drug-free workplace policy to use, possess, sell, trade, and/or offer for sale alcohol, illegal drugs or intoxicants in our workplace. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Virginia Premier participates in E-verify.