Network Relations ConsultantPrimary Location: Phoenix, AZ
Additional Locations: AZ-Phoenix Apply
- Optimizes interactions with assigned providers and internal business partners to establish and maintain productive, professional relationships.
- Monitors service capabilities and collaborates cross-functionally to ensure that the needs of constituents are met and that escalated issues related but not limited to, claims payment, contract interpretation or parameters, and accuracy of provider contract or demographic information are resolved.
- Supports or assists with operational activities that may include, but are not limited to, database management, and contract coordination.
- Performs credentialing support activities as needed.
- Educates providers as needed to ensure compliance with contract policies and parameters, plan design, compensation process, technology, policies, and procedures.
- Meets with key providers periodically to ensure service levels are meeting expectations.
- Manages the development of agenda, validates materials, and facilitates external provider meetings.
- May collaborate cross-functionally on the implementation of large provider systems, to manage cost drivers and execute specific cost initiatives to support business objectives and to identify trends and enlist assistance in problem resolution.
- Conduct standard provider recruitment, contracting, or re-contracting activities and assist with more complex contracting and discussions as needed by business segment.
- May provide guidance and training to less experienced team members.
- 3+ years' experience in business segment environment servicing providers with exposure to contract interpretation.
- Healthcare industry experience is required
- Provider relations and/or claims experience is a plus
- Knowledge of provider contracts is a plus
- Must be proficient in MS Office suite
- Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, problem resolution and critical thinking skills
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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