Aetna Contract Negotiator in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 48126BR


Develops strong relationships with network providers and internal business partners leading to the achievement of provider satisfaction, medical cost targets, network growth and/or efficiency targets. You will service, maintain and enhance relationships with facilities, physicians and ancillary providers. Foster growth of managed care products and create value for our constituents. As needed, negotiate competitive and complex contracts with providers according to pre-determined internal guidelines and financial standards. Works cross-functionally to execute network strategies.

Fundamental Components:

Required Skills: - Load final negotiated contracts into appropriate systems (Mastery) - Analyze and refine provider networks to assure appropriate network composition (Foundation) - Negotiate and manage network contractual arrangements (Mastery) - Negotiate contracts and other understandings on behalf of the company (Mastery) - Utilize PADU guidelines for negotiations (Mastery) - Manage requests for special contractual language (Mastery) - Participates in organizational audits to ensure organizational compliance with regulatory agencies as appropriate. - Evaluates current contracts, renegotiates where applicable, and applies managed care reimbursement principles (capitation, per diems, creative reimbursement, etc.) to maximize cost savings - Manages and develops the skills of department personnel. - Develops and maintains the Health Plan contract templates, including securing all required approvals. - Manages initial and ongoing cost/benefit analysis of contracts to determine cost effectiveness, renegotiating as appropriate. - Manages the process of appropriate legal / regulatory review of contracts prior to execution. - Drafts, recommends and writes both standard and specialized contracts, ensuring that all required components are included. - Ensures networks adequacy and cost effectiveness in accordance with established minimum standards.


Highly motivated individual to recruit and successfully contract with facilities, physicians, physician groups and other providers. Excellent communication skills, in-depth knowledge of the managed care industry and familiar with the local medical community. Experience interacting with medical professionals is a plus.


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


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Functional - Project Management/Cross-functional project management/1-3 Years


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Benefits Management/Interacting with Medical Professionals/ADVANCED

Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/ADVANCED

Sales/Managing Competitive Networks/ADVANCED

Telework Specifications:


This can be a fully remote opportunity, looking for candidate to be in Rhode Island or Connecticut. Or could be a commutable distance to RI and CT.



This can be a fully remote opportunity, looking for candidate to be in Rhode Island or Connecticut. Or could be a commutable distance to RI and CT.

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.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Health Care