Aetna Senior Network Manager (Physician Groups, Hospitals - Contract Negotiation/Value-Based Contracting) in Urbandale, Iowa

Req ID: 39010BR

This position will sit in the Urbandale, IA office location.


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; implement/maintain value based arrangements and enhance profitability of Aetna.

Fundamental Components:

Effectively negotiates complex, competitive contractual relationships (primarily value based arrangements) with providers according to prescribed guidelines in support of national and regional network strategies.

Manages provider compensation/reimbursement and pricing development activities

Regularly interfaces with provider to facilitate implementation / maintenance of provider servicing activities and to respond to provider requests / concerns

Responsible for understanding and managing medical cost issues and initiating appropriate action

Assist with the design, development, management, and/or implementation of strategic network configuration


8+ years of hospital system and/or health insurance industry experience, Value Based/ACO/managed-care experience preferred

5+ years of project management experience in a health plan, health system or provider organization

Proven ability to influence and collaborate with providers at all levels

Proven track record managing complex negotiations, projects and programs result in cost savings


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


Functional - Network Management/Contract negotiation/7-10 Years

Functional - Sales & Service/Complex negotiations/4-6 Years


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

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

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


General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED

Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/ADVANCED

Benefits Management/Promoting Health Information Technology/ADVANCED


Technology/Leveraging Technology/MASTERY

General Business/Turning Data into Information/MASTERY


Ideal candidate must also have the following:

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

Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to form strong client relationships.

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