Sedgwick Contract Manager II in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Contract Manager II
PRIMARY PURPOSE : To negotiate and/or renegotiate medical contracts for multiple lines of business in managed care markets. Grow the network by recruiting new medical groups and facilities as requested by clients and to fill gaps in geographical coverage.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Negotiates hospital and medical group contracts for multiple lines of business in the managed care markets.
Analyzes market data and financial models.
Prepares, negotiates, and administers provider contracts.
Develops and expands provider participation within the network.
Documents contracts; updates contracts as changes occur.
Coordinates customer inquiries.
Education & Licensing
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred, experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
Four (4) years of progressive provider network contract negotiation experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in a healthcare management environment including provider contracting, servicing and benefit interpretation preferred.
Skills & Knowledge
Knowledge of complex contracting scenarios.
Excellent written communication.
Skilled with Microsoft Excel and Word
Ability to negotiate win-win scenarios for Sedgwick and the provider.
Excellent Customer Service.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supports the organization's quality program(s).
When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.
Mental: Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines
Physical : Computer work.
Auditory/Visual: Hearing, vision and talking statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.
Excellent negotiation skills
Excellent oral and written communication, including presentation skills
PC literate, including Microsoft Office products
Analytical and interpretive skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies
Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.
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