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Job Category:

Network Contracting and Pricing

Country:

US

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Network Account Manager - Houston, TX

UHG - Houston, Texas

Posted: 12/10/2018

Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

The Network Account Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, ancillary groups & facilities, etc.) yielding a geographically competitive, broad access, stable network that achieves objectives for unit cost performance and trend management, and produces an affordable and predictable product for customers and business partners. Network Contractors evaluate and negotiate contracts in compliance with company contract templates, reimbursement structure standards, and other key process controls. Responsibilities also include establishing and maintaining strong business relationships with Hospital, Physician, Pharmacy, or Ancillary providers, and ensuring the network composition includes an appropriate distribution of provider specialties.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Use pertinent data and facts to identify and solve a range of problems within area of expertise
  • Investigate non-standard requests and problems, with some assistance from others
  • Work exclusively within a specific knowledge area
  • Prioritize and organize own work to meet deadlines
  • Provide explanations and information to others on topics within area of expertise
  • Relative Medicaid contracting in the Texas market particularly Houston or the Rio Grande Valley

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • 3+ years experience in a network management-related role, such as contracting or provider services
  • In-depth knowledge of Medicaid reimbursement methodologies, i.e. Texas Medicaid Health Plan schedules
  • 2+ years of experience utilizing financial models and analysis in negotiating rates with providers
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of claims processing systems and guidelines
  • 2+ years of experience in performing network adequacy analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying complex or technical information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret complex information form others
  • Strong interpersonal skills, establishing rapport and working well with others
  • Strong customer service skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ancillary contracting
  • Experience with Exari contract management system 

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 5 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.(sm)


 

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Job Keywords: Medicaid, Contracting, Star Kids, Network, Business Development Account Manager, Ancillary, claims processing, Negotiating, TMHP fee schedules, Houston, Texas, TX

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