Aetna Network Manager (Payer/Provider Contracting - Healthcare) - 48859BR in Portland, Maine

Req ID: 48859BR


Do you want to be part of the change in Healthcare? Aetna is seeking an individual who is passionate, team player with payer or provider contracting experience. The Network Manager position will be joining a welcoming, fast paced and professionally skilled contracting team responsible for complex healthcare contracting opportunities. The role will require the individual be a subject matter expert, with proven independent and successful outcomes and initiative in healthcare contracting.

· Negotiate and executes, conducts high level review and analysis, dispute resolution and/or settlement 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· 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. BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:· 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 arrangements and regulatory requirements. EDUCATION

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


Healthcare Management/ is desired

Managed Care/ is desired

Legal/ is desired

Information Technology/ is desired


Functional - Project Management//4-6 Years

Functional - Network Management//4-6 Years

Functional - Legal//4-6 Years

Functional_Experience//4-6 Years



Technical - Operating Systems///

Technical - System Management///


General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED

Leadership/Creating a World Class Workforce/FOUNDATION

Telework Specifications:

Flexible telework / office-based schedule but must live in Maine and be able to commute to South Portland office.


This position provides the opportunity to make a difference in healthcare and continue the Aetna goal of Excellence, Caring, Integrity and Inspiration for collaborative provider relationships. Joining the Maine Network team provides a future of team work, professional growth and the ability to make a change through creating access and improved outcomes in healthcare for all.

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