Business Lead Cost Transparency

Contract: W2

    Job Description

    Our client, a health insurance association, is seeking a Business Lead Cost Transparency

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Position Type: Contract

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Leads and contributes to projects focused on making estimated costs of healthcare services easily accessible and understandable to consumers.
    • Projects include the introduction of new data and cost estimation approaches, digital services, and next generation technical infrastructure and processes as well as the management of existing capabilities.
    • Provides project leadership and oversight and serves as the link between the information technology team and business strategy, ensuring that strong technical solutions meet the business goals of internal and Plan stakeholders and support a great healthcare consumer experience. Provides resources and guidance as needed to Commercial Markets Staff team.
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships to provide value-added services for customers.
    • Role requires the ability to work independently and effectively with multiple customers of varying levels including Commercial Markets; Plan business and technical staff; Vendors; Governing bodies; and external workgroups.


    • Provide business direction and subject matter expertise for new and enhanced cost transparency capabilities.
    • Lead projects and components of larger multiyear projects to develop and enhance healthcare service and treatment cost data estimation methodologies technical infrastructure and digital delivery.
    • Responsible for the business oversight and end-to-end business and project delivery of IT projects.
    • Provide essential input to business analysts on the development of business use cases and requirements. Develop service design concepts policy and technical operational components and implementation plans.
    • Work with business and technical teams to assure effective development testing and implementation of capabilities according to software development lifecycle processes.
    • Communicate to various audiences and facilitate discussions for solutioning consensus building and adoption.

    Required Skills:

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Access.
    • Experience managing and querying large data sets
    • Technology skills
    • Project Lead skills
    • Data Analytics skills in related discipline
    • Organizational and time management skills
    • Relationship/customer management skills

    Preferred Experience:

    • Experience with claims data highly desirable
    • Previous health insurance experience, Blue Cross Blue Shield a plus
    • Understanding of the healthcare industry and the information exchange between consumers, providers, clearinghouses, payers and employers
    • Experience with APIs to enable data exchange
    • Experience with clinical data
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Strong relationship-building skills
    • Demonstrated ability to make presentations to internal and external audiences
    • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to execute on work plans to manage projects.
    • Experience with software development project management and project life-cycle methodologies
    • Experience writing requirements/facilitating requirement-gathering sessions
    • Knowledge of system design concepts, client - server architecture, relational database design, reporting and related disciplines preferred
    • Understanding of Agile principles and methodologies
    • Ability to formulate and define systems scope and objectives through research and due diligence
    • Demonstrated ability to come up to speed quickly and balance multiple tasks
    • Ability to coordinate teams of internal and external stakeholders through meetings and decision processes-Digital experience