Aetna Medicare Operations Consultant in Sugar Land, Texas

Req ID: 55871BR


Designs enterprise wide and/or cross-functional solutions to address business problems. This work results in initiatives that significantly impact company strategy enabling Aetna to be competitive in the marketplace and effectively serve its customers. Partners with business owners to optimize the achievement of strategic business objectives, to include profitable growth and improved organizational effectiveness. (Focus includes one or more of the following disciplines: Management consulting, business process/project consulting, financial strategic analysis, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business planning, and, or risk management consulting)

Serves as subject matter expert for the implementation of all Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage activities and programs across a market in support of the General Manager. Provides guidance and consultation for new product start-up, program design and regulatory compliance. Provides support for the Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage operational interface to ensure tactical business goals are achieved across the organization. Supports the CMS bid and application activities.

Fundamental Components:

  • Serves as subject matter expert for the operational functions of Medicare products within an assigned market.

    Assists with the execution of all CMS required activities and processes including the accuracy and compliance of the annual bid application, expansion application, member materials, and group setup.

    Supports internal and external Medicare audit activity including CMS and operation integrity audits. Coordinates file pulls, data requests, universe development, and supporting documentation.

    Maintains an awareness of trends, developments, and governmental regulations in Medicare and managed health care organizations.

    Provides consultative support for Medicare product design features, integration schedule, and operational readiness in a new product start-up environment.

    May participate on various committees to represent the Medicare Department including NCQA, Internal Research, UM/QI, Trend/MER, Risk Mitigation, Complaint and Appeals, bid, implementation, and migration.

    Supports member retention activities, including development of outreach materials, design/implementation of outreach programs both directly and in coordination with corporate member retention team, development of talking points/educational pieces about market specific issues.

    Monitors sales and marketing activities to assure adherence to Federal and State regulations.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Exhibits the following Employee Behaviors


    Previous experience (5-7 years) in Medicare Operations and/or Medicare compliance functions.

    Familiarity with regulations and statutes impacting the managed care environment.

    Ability to perform analysis and legal research to identify and clarify issues.

    Excellent consulting and leadership skills.

    Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

    Able to effectively coordinate multiple projects and programs in a matrix environment and work independently.

    Proficiency with standard corporate software applications, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, as well as some special proprietary applications.


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


    Functional - Project Management/Project Manager/1-3 Years

    Functional - Products-Medical/Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan/1-3 Years


    Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/1-3 Years/

    Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Explorer/1-3 Years/

    Telework Specifications:

    Option for telework will be evaluated after a certain period of employment.


    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.

    Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Management

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.