Aetna Contracting Manager (Networks & Contacting)- 46625BR in Kansas City, Missouri
Req ID: 46625BR
This is not an IT role.
This role is based in our Overland Park, KS office.
Negotiates, executes, conducts high level review and analysis, dispute resoltution and/or settlement negotiations of contracts with larger and more complex, market/regional/national based group/system providers in accordance with company standards in order to maintain and enhance provider networks while meeting and exceeding accessibility, quality and financial goals and cost initiatives.
Negotiates and executes, conducts high level review and analysis, dispute resoltution and/or settelement negotiations of contracts with larger and more complex, market-based, group/system providers. Manages contract performance and supports the development and implementation of value based contract relationships in support of business strategies. Recruits providers as needed to ensure attainment of network expansion and adequacy targets.
Accountable for cost arrangements within defined groups. Collaborates cross-functionally to manage provider compensation and pricing development activities, submission of contractual information, and the review and analysis of reports as part of negotiation and reimbursement modeling activities.
Responsible for identifying and managing cost issues and initiating appropriate cost saving initiatives and/or settlement activities.
Serves as SME for less experienced team members and internal partners.
Provides network development, maintenance, and refinement activities and strategies in support of cross-market network management unit. Assists with the design, development, management, and or implementation of strategic network configurations and integration activities.
May optimize interaction with assigned providers and internal business partners to manage relationships to ensure provider needs are met. Ensures resolution of escalated issues related, but not limited to, claims payment, contract interpretation and parameters, or accuracy of provider contract or demographic information
Strong communication, critical thinking, problem resolution and interpersonal skills.
5-7 years related experience and comprehensive level of negotiating skills with successful track record negotiating contracts with individual or complex provider systems or groups.
Proven working knowledge of provider financial issues and competitor strategies, complex contracting options, financial/contracting
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
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Functional - Network Management/Physician recruiting - medical/4-6 Years
Technical - Aetna Applications/Enterprise Provider Database System/4-6 Years/End User
Technical - Aetna Applications/Strategic Contracts Manager/1-3 Years/Power User
Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/7-10 Years/End User
Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/4-6 Years/End User
Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/ADVANCED
Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/ADVANCED
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
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