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The Network Contract 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 Contract Managers 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 primarily with hospitals and large medical groups, and ensuring the network composition includes an appropriate distribution of provider specialties.
Negotiates capitation and fee for service contracts with hospitals and medical groups
Assess and interpret customer needs and requirements
Identify solutions to non-standard requests and problems
Solve moderately complex problems and / or conduct moderately complex analyses
Work with minimal guidance; seek guidance on only the most complex tasks
Translate concepts into practice
Provide explanations and information to others on difficult issues
Coach, provide feedback, and guide others
Act as a resource for others with less experience
Looking for a candidate primarily in Sacramento, but willing to consider San Francisco, Concord, and Fresno as well. There will be travel around 25% to local Northern CA providers offices as well as travel to corporate offices in Southern California and MN occasionally.
Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
4+ years of experience in a network management - related role, such as contracting or provider services
1+ years of experience utilizing financial models and analysis in negotiating rates with providers
1+ years of experience in performing network adequacy analysis
3+ years of experience working with captivated medical groups and hospitals especially pertaining to network management
A general level of knowledge of claims processing systems and guidelines
Intermediate level of experience with Microsoft Excel and Word
Ability to travel up to 25% within mostly the Northern CA area
Intermediate level of experience with Microsoft PowerPoint
Knowledge of Medicare reimbursement methodologies, i.e. Resource Based Relative Value System (RBRVS)
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
Strong analytical skills
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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
Job Keywords: contract manager, network management, healthcare, medical, Sacramento, CA, Fresno, San Francisco, Concord, California