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Aetna Director, Network Management in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 66023BR

Job Description

Leads and manages teams of employees who develop, negotiate, contract, and enhance provider networks of high quality, are cost efficient and will improve healthcare for our customers. Oversees the development of programs to maintain and enhance collaborative provider relationships and operational effectiveness. Maintains accountability for related compliance, quality and financial goals.Manages a high functioning team responsible for ensuring overall network competitiveness and profitability for a given geographical area or assigned provider type. The Director s responsibility and complexity may vary by market size and the need for units may be organized around services such as hospitals, providers, providers, or both; the type of contract, such as fee for service or value based, compliance functions and or cost management efforts.

Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:

Leads a team of Network Managers, Consultants and Contract Negotiators who design, develop, manage and/or implement strategic network configurations and effective managed care network relationships.Manages the activities of the network development team, including effective strategies to build progressive provider partners and relationships.Effectively negotiates the most complex, competitive contractual relationships with providers according to prescribed financial guidelines with all provider types including at risk, IPA/IPO, hospital and large provider/provider groups. Ensures necessary review; oversee and support network filings in compliance with state and federal regulations.May include value-based agreements depending on market requirements.Accountable for cost arrangements and contract performance in support of network quality, availability and financial strategies to achieve P-Model, discounts and cost management goals.Ensures network coverage adequacy and implements action items to close gaps.Responsible for advancing the adoption of value-based payment models. May work with VBC Engagement managers to develop VBC arrangements and collaborative agreements.Develops and presents value proposition; presents the potential for network performance results in sales meetings or to external constituents.Analyzes data and is responsible for understanding medical cost issues and trends; collaborates with Medical Economics to monitor and identify scorable action plans; works closely with Population Health to enable and improve clinical outcomes.May oversee Network Relations teams that manage the service needs for providers including network/provider relations policy, recruitment, education and training, as well as improved workflows.Required to communicate w/internal/external parties by phone/in person; may require travel to offsite location.


Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:

8 – 10 years related experience in health operations, network relations and development, command of financials and pricing strategies, and sales interface. Experience building and maintaining relationships with provider systems. A successful track record managing and negotiating major provider contracts In depth knowledge of various reimbursement structures and payment methodologies for both hospitals and providers. Knowledge and experience with value based contracting and accountable care models In-depth knowledge of managed care business, regulatory /legal requirements. Solid leadership skills, including staff development and talent management Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience MBA/Masters degree preferred.

Functional Skills:

Medical Management - Medical Management - Medical Economics, Network Management - Contract negotiation, Network Management - Physician recruiting - medical, Network Management - Provider relations, Project Management - Project Manager

Technology Experience:

Desktop Tool - Microsoft Outlook, Desktop Tool - Microsoft PowerPoint, Desktop Tool - Microsoft SharePoint

Required Skills:

General Business - Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen, Leadership - Creating Accountability, Leadership - Developing and Executing Strategy

Desired Skills:

Leadership - Engaging and Developing People

Additional Job Information:

Job description may also be used for other products besides Commercial medical: e.g., dental, worker s comp, behavioral health, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.; systems and tools mentioned in the description would align and reflect appropriate product, segment.

Benefit Eligibility

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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.