Senior Network Contract Manager - New York City, NY or Long Island, NY Office

UHG Long Island, NY

About the Job

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The Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, ancillary groups & hospitals, etc.) yielding a geographically competitive, broad access, stable network that achieves objectives for unit cost performance and trend management, and produces an affordable and predictable product for customers and business partners. Network Contract Managers evaluate and negotiate contracts in compliance with company contract templates, reimbursement structure standards, and other key process controls. Responsibilities also include establishing and maintaining strong business relationships with Hospital, Physician and Ancillary Providers, and ensuring the network composition includes an appropriate distribution of provider specialties.

This role contracts with Providers and Hospitals for the NYS Empire Plan, and so it is a highly visible position. The office location is One Penn Plaza in NYC or Islandia in Long Island, NY.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess and interpret customer needs and requirements
  • Identify solutions to non-standard requests and problems
  • Solve moderately complex problems and/or conduct moderately complex analyses
  • Work with minimal guidance; seek guidance on only the most complex tasks
  • Provide explanations and information to others on difficult issues
  • Act as a resource for others with less experience

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.


Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience in a network management-related role, such as contracting or network development; preferably with hospitals and large provider groups including Value Base Contracting
  • In-depth knowledge of Medicare reimbursement methodologies, i.e. Resource Based Relative Value System (RBRVS)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in fee schedule development using actuarial models
  • 3+ years of experience utilizing financial models and analysis in negotiating rates with providers and hospitals
  • At least an intermediate level of knowledge of claims processing systems and guidelines
  • 3+ years of experience in performing network adequacy analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, establishing rapport and working well with others
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Familiar with the NY Provider Market
  • Undergraduate or higher level degree

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Network Contract Manager, Provider Network Contractor, New York City Office, Long Island, NY