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Contract Negotiator (WAH/Telecommute within Chicagoland Area)

Primary Location: Chicago, Illinois
Additional Locations: IL-Chicago
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POSITION SUMMARY
Negotiates, re-negotiates and executes competitive contracts with providers in accordance with company standards in order to maintain and enhance provider networks while meeting and exceeding accessibility, quality and financial goals and medical cost initiatives.

Fundamental Components:
Negotiates competitive contracts with market based, individual or group/system providers in support of market or regional strategies. Manages provider compensation and pricing development activities. Responsible for understanding and managing medical cost issues. Initiates appropriate cost saving initiatives. Experience in negotiating Medicare Advantage contracts. Assists with the design, development, management, and or implementation of strategic network configurations. May manage relationships, handle escalated service issues or support operational activities that may include, but are not limited to, database management, contract coordination or credentialing. Responsible for managing provider demographic information activities, medical records retrieval, escalated claims issues, credentialing issues, delegation activities, directory auditing for CMS, etc.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:
Strong communication, critical thinking, problem resolution and interpersonal skills.
3-5 years related experience, proven and proficient negotiating skills.
Proven working knowledge of competitor strategies, complex contracting options, value based contracting, financial/contracting arrangements and regulatory requirements.


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

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Functional - Network Management/Contract negotiation/1-3 Years


TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES
Technical - Aetna Applications/Strategic Contracts Manager/1-3 Years/End User
Technical - Aetna Applications/Enterprise Provider Database System/1-3 Years/End User
Technical - Aetna Applications///


REQUIRED SKILLS
General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED
Sales/Negotiating collaboratively/ADVANCED
General Business/Turning Data into Information/ADVANCED


DESIRED SKILLS
General Business/Consulting for Solutions/ADVANCED
Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED
Sales/Managing Competitive Networks/ADVANCED


ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
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.





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