Aetna Contract Negotiator in Columbia, South Carolina
Req ID: 66790BR
Negotiates, executes, reviews, and analyzes contracts and/or handles dispute resolution and settlement negotiations with smaller providers ( (i.e. local, individual providers, small groups/systems) in accordance with company standards in order to maintain and enhance provider networks while meeting and exceeding accessibility, compliance, quality, and financial goals and cost initiatives.
Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:
Negotiates, executes, reviews, and analyzes contracts and/or handles dispute resolution and settlement negotiations with solo, small group, or local providers. Manages contract performance in support of network quality, availability, and financial goals and strategies. Recruits providers as needed to ensure attainment of network expansion and adequacy targets. Collaborates cross-functionally to contribute to provider compensation and pricing development activities and recommendations, submission of contractual information, and the review and analysis of reports as part of negotiation and reimbursement modeling activities. Responsible for identifying and making recommendations to manage cost issues and supporting cost saving initiatives and/or settlement activities. 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, including integration activities. May optimize interaction with assigned providers and internal business partners to manage relationships and 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.
Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:
Proven working knowledge of competitor strategies, complex contracting options, value based contracting, financial/contracting arrangements and regulatory requirements.3-5 years related experience, proven and proficient negotiating skills.Strong communication, critical thinking, problem resolution and interpersonal skills. Bachelor s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Aetna Application - Accounts Payable Claims, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Word, Desktop Tool - TE Microsoft Excel, Network - Provider communications & education
Sales - Knowing Markets, Sales - Negotiating Collaboratively, Service - Demonstrating Service Discipline
Leadership - Driving Strategic and Organizational Agility, Sales - Managing Competitive Networks, Service - Handling Service Challenges
Additional Job Information:
An outgoing, personable "people person" that can work with other as a team member. Negation background and willingness to help will be beneficial to this position.
The person in this role must reside in either North Carolina or South Carolina.
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.
Job Function: Healthcare
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.