Aetna Network Manager in Columbia, South Carolina

Req ID: 43941BR


Negotiates, competitive and complex contractual relationships with providers according to pre-determined internal guidelines and financial standards. Works cross-functionally to execute network strategies. Maintains accountability for specific medical cost initiatives. Medicare contracting will be a primary focus.

Fundamental Components:

Effectively negotiates complex, competitive contractual relationships with providers according to prescribed guidelines in support of national and regional network strategies - Manages provider compensation/reimbursement and pricing development activities - Responsible for understanding and managing medical cost issues and initiating appropriate action - Provides sales and marketing support, community relations and guidance with comprehension of applicable federal and state regulations - Assist and facilitate business intent reviews (BIR) - Initiate legal reviews as needed; ensure all required reviews completed by appropriate functional areas


Must possess a successful track record negotiating and managing large hospital system contracts. - Must have a good understanding of physician and hospital reimbursement methodologies. - At least 5 years experience negotiating provider contracts. Medicare contracting experience is a plus.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Functional - Network Management/Contract negotiation/4-6 Years

Functional - Network Management/Provider relations/1-3 Years

Functional - Network Management/Physician recruiting - medical/1-3 Years


Technical - Aetna Applications/Strategic Contracts Manager/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Aetna Applications/Enterprise Provider Database System/1-3 Years/End User


General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED


Leadership/Engaging and Developing People/FOUNDATION

Telework Specifications:

The ideal candidate will be located in SC and will work out of the Columbia office. Part time telework is permitted, but full time telework may be an option


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Health Care