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Network Relations Consultant

Primary Location: Phoenix, AZ
Additional Locations: AZ-Phoenix
Acts as the primary resource for assigned, high profile providers or groups (i.e. local, individual providers, small groups/systems) to establish, oversee, and maintain positive relationships by assisting with or responding to complex issues regarding policies and procedures, plan design, contract language, service, claims or compensation issues, and provider education needs.

Fundamental Components:
  • 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.

Background Experience:
  • 3+ years' experience in business segment environment servicing providers with exposure to benefits and/or contract interpretation
  • 3-5 years' experience with business segment specific policy, benefits, plan design and language
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, problem resolution and critical thinking skills.
  • Working knowledge of business segment specific codes, products, and terminology
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Job Information:
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work with a team and solo
  • Strong relationship with the providers
  • Meeting the demands of high service levels and expectations

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
25 - 50%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.


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