Aetna Strategic Network Collaboration Consultant - 48876BR in Austin, Texas

Req ID: 48876BR


Design, develop, contract, maintain and enhance relationships with facilities, physicians and ancillary providers which serve as contractual networks of care for members; foster growth of managed care products; and enhance profitability of Aetna. Overall accountability for structuring and maintaining successful collaborations and for the strategic alignment and operational success of assigned provider relationships with most complex/high value initiatives and/or highest risk and revenue generating provider systems, networks and relationships (i.e. value based).

Fundamental Components:

Optimizes interactions, anticipates needs, and provides recommendations to providers and internal business partners to establish and maintain productive, professional relationships. Consults on operational design and implementation of the business strategy and executes the strategic vision and tone for the relationship and carries out the operational plan to execute that strategy.

Influences and/or manages internal cross-functional groups and external client relationships and utlizes data in the management of patient populations to ensure that financial, technology, clinical, operational goals, provider satisfaction, cost targets, network growth, and efficiency targets are achieved.

Educates internal and external parties as needed to ensure compliance with contract policies and parameters, plan design, compensation process, technology, performance measurement techniques, policies, and procedures.

Manages the development and execution of an annual strategic business plans and meeting with key providers to ensure service levels are meeting expectations.

Collaborates cross-functionally to ensure optimal implementation of large provider systems, monitor and optimize performance including clinical, quality, capabilities, and growth as well as financial goals. Manages cost drivers and execute specific cost initiatives to support business objectives and to identify trends and enlist assistance in problem resolution.

Consult with providers to improve functionality, and enhance solutions, programs, products, services and technology to ensure better outcomes and achievement of program objectives. Accountable for the collaboration management services being delivered.


7+ years experience with several of the following methodologies: management consulting, project consulting, strategic analysis and planning, and/or risk management consulting.

Working knowledge of business segment specific codes, products, and terminology.

7+ years' experience with business segment specific policy, benefits, plan design and language and contract interpretation.

Demonstrated project and client management, strategic planning and proven ability to interact with, influence and collaborate with clients at all levels.


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


Functional - Network Management/Provider relations/4-6 Years

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


Technical - Desktop Tools//4-6 Years/End User


Bachelor's degree required

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Job Function: Health Care