Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sr. Hospital Contracting Manager - Cypress, CA


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 Manager of Network Contracting 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. Managers of Network Contracting 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. In this role you will be expected to:- Set team direction, resolve problems and provide guidance to members of own team.- May oversee work activities of other supervisors.- Adapt departmental plans and priorities to address business and operational challenges.- Influence or provide input to forecasting and planning activities.- Product, service or process decisions are most likely to impact multiple groups of employees and/or customers (internal or external). Ideal candidate would have knowledge and working experience around Value-Based Contracting Strategies, ranging from ACO's and Shared Savings Programs to Performance Based Contracting.


Requirements:- Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.- 5+ years experience in a network management-related role handling complex network providers with accountability for business results.- 5+ years experience in the health care industry.- 2+ years experience in contributing to the development of product pricing and utilizing financial modeling in making rate decisions- 2+ years experience managing a medical cost and administrative budget- Expert level of knowledge of Medicare reimbursement methodologies such as Resource Based Relative Value System (RBRVS), DRGs, Ambulatory Surgery Center Groupers, etc.- 2+ years experience with provider contracting.- 3+ years of supervisory experience- Strong customer service skills- 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, including but not limited to reimbursement policy standards.- Strong interpersonal skills, establishing rapport and working well with others. UnitedHealthcare, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, is comprised of three specialized businesses dedicated to meeting the health care benefits needs of individuals and groups; all part of something greater, but each with a specialized focus:UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual works with individuals, small businesses and large multi-site employers to provide innovative, affordable benefits services.UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement is focused on serving Americans over the age of 50. It is the largest business dedicated to meeting the growing health and well-being needs of aging individuals in the nation, serving one in five Medicare beneficiaries through a comprehensive and diversified array of products and services through four industry-leading businesses.UnitedHealthcare Community & State provides high-quality, personalized, public-sector health care programs that help local government agencies improve health outcomes for millions of children and low-income and disabled individuals at an affordable cost.Together, we're removing the barriers that keep people from receiving the kind of quality health care that makes a difference. We focus on Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation and Performance as we empower people to achieve better health and well-being.Come grow and thrive in our culture of innovation and ideas. Because there is no opportunity greater than the quest to help people live healthier lives.

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