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Hospital Contract Manager

Headquarters Office, 625 State Street, Schenectady, New York, United States of America Req #467
Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Professional, Hospital Contract Program Manager, Network Contracting East/VT, Professional

JOB SUMMARY


Responsible for coordinating hospital and related professional and ancillary provider contract negotiation processes for the MVP East NY and VT regions, including:

  • ·Negotiation of contract rates and terms for hospital and hospital system (related professional, and ancillary providers), including contract language and rates

  • ·Manage provider performance initiatives / programs - hospital and professional pay-for-performance programs.

  • ·Managing contract updates, amendments, data requisitions, tracking, reporting and all related ongoing contract business.

  • ·Coordinates the data on cost, utilization and other data trends to support the negotiation process. Requires financial understanding of contract impact and changes against budgeted targets.

  • ·Responsible for contract tracking and for coordinating with internal teams to ensure contract execution, provider credentialing / demographic updates, and claims system rate configuration.

  • ·Handles follow-up inquiries regarding the new agreement.

  • ·Uses Medicare, Medicaid and MVP proprietary reimbursement methodologies to analyze and assist with the negotiation and signing of new and renewed agreements in a manner needed to support MVP’s premiums.

  • ·Requests / schedules data reports from internal support teams, takes an active role in evaluating data validity, comprehensiveness and data accuracy.

  • ·Maintains a facility database of contracts, due dates, term clauses / end dates, spend and services by LOB. Keeps and maintains necessary database trackers and a tracking system for department and MVP report outs.

  • ·Processes forms, tracks and scans signed/executed agreements and amendments.

  • ·Responsible for integrity of hospital contract files. Develops and applies procedures and processes to safeguard data security in order to assure compliance.

  • ·Reviews and revises network contract content with internal MVP departments and develops implementation plan to deploy contract changes and amendments accurately by due dates.

  • ·Works with Legal Department on needed contract and amendment details such as contract language, correct versioning, dates, references and addresses.

  • ·Prepares and coordinates documentation for network filings, product expansions, contract update, amendment mail-outs and mass-mailings.

  • ·Serves as a key, initial contact person for internal and external business and payment inquiries. Evaluates request and looks to respond promptly within the expected turnaround time. Includes frequent urgent, ad-hoc MVP requests for Network to fill out or provide lists of specific contract content, assist with RFPs, etc.

  • ·Individual will also train and mentor other contract team members.

  • ·Candidate will have enough confidence and charisma toengage external providers on specific contract items so that MVP is communicating consistently within accepted timetables with the contracted network.

  • ·Represents team in various internal / external meetings.

  • ·Performs other duties as assigned - handles frequent requests from senior leadership

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS


Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree or comparable combination of education and related work experience required.


Minimum Experience:

Must have three to five years’ work experience in negotiating and administration of hospital contracts and financial analytics with problem solving responsibilities.


Required Skills:

• Experience in hospital and physicians’ reimbursement and/or network expansion on all lines of business (Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid).

• Working knowledge of relational databases including querying and reporting.

• Experience developing Excel/Access applications preferred.

• Ability to organize and present data effectively; detail oriented.

• Ability to work independently and prioritize to meet deadlines; internal and regulatory.

• Strong organizational, time management, oral, written and communication skills.

• Must have a high degree of personal initiative and able to work independently.

• Ability to interpret and negotiate terms, conditions and rate components of a facility agreement.

• Knowledge of technical contract reimbursement by lines of business: Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial.

• Ability to work cooperatively with other MVP internal departments.

• Must have reliable transportation, willing to travel occasionally throughout MVP’s service areas, with overnights as required.

• Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access.


Preferred Skills:

 Working knowledge of Facets claims payment system.
Must be self-organized and disciplined, a self-starter understanding workflow, processes and due dates.
Certified Coder (CPC, CIC, or CCS)
Must be committed to staying on track.
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Other details

  • Job Family Provider Relations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Headquarters Office, 625 State Street, Schenectady, New York, United States of America