Cigna Provider Contracting Sr. Advisor in Tampa, Florida

Description:

This position serves as an integral member of the Provider Contracting Team and reports to the Contracting Director. This role is a key contributor to the development of the strategic direction and is accountable for the management of contracting and network management activities for multiple geographies within North Florida.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages increasingly complex contracts and negotiations for fee for service and sophisticated value-based reimbursements with hospitals and other providers (e.g., Hospital systems, Ancillaries, and large physician groups) for one or more geographies.
  • Proactively builds relationships that nurture provider partnerships and seeks broader value-based business opportunities to support the local market strategy.
  • Initiates, nurtures and maintains effective channels of communication with matrix partners including but not limited to, Claims Operations, Medical Management. Credentialing, Legal, Medical Economics, Compliance, Sales and Marketing and Service.
  • Manages strategic positioning for provider contracting, develops networks and identifies and acts upon opportunities for greater value-orientation and risk arrangements.
  • Identifying and implementing alternative network initiatives. Supports and provides direction to develop network analytics required for the network solution.
  • Responsible for meeting unit cost targets, while preserving an adequate network, to achieve and maintain Cigna's competitive position.
  • Identify and manages initiatives that improve total medical cost and quality.
  • Drives change with external provider partners by assessing clinical informatics and offering consultative expertise to assist with total medical cost initiatives.
  • Prepares, analyzes, reviews, and projects financial impact of high spend or increasingly complex provider contracts and alternate contract terms.
  • Creates and / or oversees the development of “HCP” agreements that meet internal operational standards and external provider expectations. Ensures the accurate implementation, and administration through matrix partners.
  • Assists in resolving elevated and complex provider service complaints. Researches problems and negotiates with internal/external partners/customers to resolve highly complex and/or escalated issues.
  • Manages key provider relationships and is accountable for critical interface with providers and business staff.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of providers in an assigned geographic area through understanding the interrelationships as well as the competitive landscape.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely contract loading and submissions and interface with matrix partners for network implementation and maintenance.

Qualifications:

  • Should possess a bachelor degree; preferably in the areas of Finance, Economics, Healthcare or Business related. Significant industry experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor degree. MBA or MHA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years contracting and negotiating experience involving complex delivery systems and organizations required.
  • Prior experience managing direct reportsandleading project teams in a non-centralized work environment preferred.
  • Experience in developing and managing key provider relationships including senior executives.
  • Knowledge of complex reimbursement methodologies, including incentive based models required.
  • Demonstrated experience in seeking out, building and nurturing strong external relationships with provider partners.
  • Intimate understanding and experience with larger, more complex integrated delivery systems, managed care, and provider business models.
  • Team player with proven ability to develop strong working relationships within a fast-paced, matrix organization.
  • The ability to influence both sales and provider audiences through strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience with formal presentations.
  • Customer centric and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Demonstrates managerial courage and change leadership in a dynamic environment.
  • Superior problem solving, decision-making, negotiating skills, contract language and financial acumen.
  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office tools.

Primary Location: Tampa-Florida

Work Locations: 2701 North Rocky Pointe Dr Suite 800 Tampa 33607

Job: Provider--Provider Contracting

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Employee Status: Individual Contributor

Job Type: Full-time

Job Level: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting: Dec 6, 2018, 12:49:28 PM

Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status. Need an accommodation? Email: SeeYourself@cigna.com