Aetna Network Market Head - 49645BR in Arlington, Texas

Req ID: 49645BR


A senior level position within our Joint Venture area responsible for all network strategies including value based agreements, network negotiations with the most complex and challenging contractual relationships with providers and with JV partner. Works cross-functionally with markets to ensure consistency with all contracting strategies. Maintains overall accountability for medical cost management. Maintain a strong relationship with the Joint Venture executive suite and provide oversight of the overall performance of the Joint Venture Network(s).

Fundamental Components:

Formulates the overall network strategy used to manage medical costs for the THA Joint Venture. (*)

Optimize Joint Venture executive team through providing network recommendations based on Joint Venture strategic Network contracting goals.

Provider oversight of the Contracting team and Provider servicing managers with setting contracting goals and ongoing education and VBC solutions with Network providers

Responsible of all VBC contracting strategy, implementation and on-going operations

Negotiates complex, competitive provider contracts within the JV network with JV partner and all key providers types, (IPA/PHO, Large Physician groups, Ancillary and health systems. (*)

Manages providers' compensation / performance and ongoing pricing development activities for JV. (*)

Designs, develops, manages, and/or implements strategic network configurations. (*)

Supervises day-to-day operations of network management teams including all Provider Relations and contract negotiating staff. Responsible for hiring, training and firing local/regional staff. (*)

Provides network strategy support to sales and marketing along with assistance on community relations related items when required. (*)


Must have an entrepreneurial mind set, adaptable to change, background in VBC programs, and possess a successful track record negotiating large hospital system contracts.


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

Telework Specifications:

Considered only for locations in a specific region, state, or city; training period in the office may be required

Area: Dallas, Fort Worth or Arlington, TX


  • In-depth knowledge of Commercial and Medicare managed care business, Value based contracting, strategy and objectives.

  • Comprehensive understanding of hospital and physician financial issues and how to leverage technology to achieve quality and cost improvements for both payers and providers.

  • Solid leadership skills including staff development.

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Job Function: Health Care