Contract Negotiator Texas Star KidsPrimary Location: Dallas, TX
Additional Locations: TX-Dallas Apply
Negotiates, executes, conducts review and analysis, dispute resolution and/or settlement negotiations of contracts with group/system providers in accordance with company standards to maintain and enhance provider networks while meeting and exceeding accessibility, quality, and financial goals and cost initiatives. Participates in specific medical cost initiatives.
71055Fundamental Components: No telework
Negotiates, executes, reviews, and analyzes contracts and/or handles dispute resolution and settlement negotiations with solo, small group, or local providers. Manages contract performance in support of network quality, availability, and financial goals and strategies. Recruits providers as needed to ensure attainment of network expansion and adequacy targets. Collaborates cross-functionally to contribute to provider compensation and pricing development activities and recommendations, submission of contractual information, and the review and analysis of reports as part of negotiation and reimbursement modeling activities. Responsible for identifying and making recommendations to manage cost issues and supporting cost saving initiatives and/or settlement activities. Provides network development, maintenance, and refinement activities and strategies in support of cross-market network management unit. Assists with the design, development, management, and or implementation of strategic network configurations, including integration activities. May optimize interaction with assigned providers and internal business partners to manage relationships and ensure provider needs are met. Ensures resolution of escalated issues related, but not limited to, claims payment, contract interpretation and parameters, or accuracy of provider contract or demographic information.
Medicaid experience preferred Background Experience:
Proven working knowledge of competitor strategies, complex contracting options, value based contracting, financial/contracting arrangements and regulatory requirements required
3-5 years related experience, proven and proficient negotiating skills.
Strong communication, critical thinking, problem resolution and interpersonal skills.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Computer literacy and demonstrated proficiency is required in order to navigate through internal/external computer systems, and MS Office Suite applications, including Word and Excel.
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