BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

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Fall 2018 - Network - Facility and Ancillary Contracting Internship

Posted: 08/18/2018

Auto req ID 1899BR Company BlueCross BlueShield of WNY About Us BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., one of New York’s leading health care companies that provides access to quality health care and solutions for members throughout Upstate New York. Since 1936, BlueCross BlueShield has helped millions of people gain access to health care. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, the company is an independent Licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. As the region’s leading health plan, serving over 800,000 members, BlueCross BlueShield believes in taking small steps towards healthier living. You can visit our website at Title Fall 2018 - Network - Facility and Ancillary Contracting Internship Position Posting Location Buffalo Status Part Time Temporary or Per Diem Hours 20-30 hrs per week Job Description The Network Facility and Ancillary Contracting Intern will support the team by developing and assessing pricing proposals and advise stakeholders on contractual terms, obligations and other duties related to provider contracting. Identify, analyze and implement process improvements that support effective management of business partnerships with healthcare providers that drive high-quality care for our members while maintaining a competitive cost structure for our company. Provide quality service to health care providers in order to maintain an adequate provider network and successful business partnerships resulting in substantial strategic advantage to the organization.

This is a paid opportunity, during normal business hours. The student must be able to work 20 - 30 hours per week during the Fall semester. The position is located at our corporate headquarters in downtown Buffalo.
Primary Responsibility This internship presents the following Learning Objective opportunities:

•Operate and make recommendations to improve all aspects of contract life-cycle management.
•Assist in the development and assessment of pricing proposals and provider profile information for contract negotiations.
•Develop and utilize project management skills.
•Effectively communicate and interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
•Leverage analytical tools and data to support financial and contractual decisions.
Knowledge and Skills Knowledge and Skills Required Skills and experience:

1.Strong work ethic and high standards
2.Intellectual curiosity
3.Strong research and reporting skills
4.Strong verbal and written communication skills
5.Well organized, paying close attention to detail
6.Ability to handle multiple priorities in a timely manner
7.Ability to work independently or in a team environment
8.Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a variety of individuals
9.Proficient with Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
10.Ability to identify, acknowledge and address any potential of conflicts of interest or barriers to fulfilling any and all job duties
Education Juniors or seniors enrolled in a 4-year program in Business, Law, Finance English, Political Science, Health Sciences, Health Management, Statistics or related program. Masters or MBA students also encouraged to apply. EEO Statement All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Removal Date 16-Jul-2019

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