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Highmark Health Manager Provider Contract Development in Des Moines, Iowa

Company :

Highmark Inc.

Job Description :


This job manages the business process of contract management with internal departments. The incumbent oversees the staff and facilitates the development/editing and interpretation of provider contract language. Accountable for all contracts including multi-market facility and ancillary agreements as well as value based contracts. Works with the Organization's internal legal department to develop recommended contracting strategies and interpret contract language and risk. Provides support to markets regarding any terminations including any required regulatory reporting.

This role is hybrid with 3 days a week onsite if you live within 50 miles of a Highmark office.


  • Perform management responsibilities to including, but not limited to: involved in hiring and termination decisions, coaching and development, rewards and recognition, performance management and staff productivity.Plan, organize, staff, direct and control the day-to-day operations of the department; develop and implement policies and programs as necessary; may have budgetary responsibility and authority.

  • Manage the contract development team and provide process guidance for the development of facility, ancillary, and professional multi-market templates for commercial and Medicare Advantage lines of business covering WPA, CPA, NEPA, statewide PA professional, WV, and DE.

  • Serve as the lead in managing contracting life-cycle management (CLM) software; primary liaison to CLM vendor; plan contract integration into the CLM solution; and ensure CLM solution and process meet all regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Manage the contract development team and provide process guidance for the development of value-based reimbursement agreements.

  • Provide support to the markets in all provider terminations including managing staff in the development of termination notices and serve as the primary contact to applicable regulatory agencies to ensure all reporting obligations and member transition obligations are met.

  • Oversee and manage staff in reviewing provider changes including asset sales and mergers.

  • Assign and provide guidance to staff in market contract language risk assessments including the interface with legal for joint risk assessments.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/Management, Procurement or Health Administration


  • 6 years management experience or 6 years of contract management experience


  • Master's degree in Business



Any one of the following

  • 5 - 7 years in the Healthcare Industry

  • 5 - 7 years in Management

  • 5 - 7 years in Contract Development

  • 1 - 3 years in Legal


  • None



  • None


  • None


  • Contract Management

  • Business Process

  • Operations Management

  • Procurement Contracts

  • Legal Analysis

Language (other than English)


Travel Required



Position Type


Teaches / trains others regularly


Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site


Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)


Physical work site required


Lifting: up to 10 pounds


Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds


Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds


Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This position adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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Base pay is determined by a variety of factors including a candidate’s qualifications, experience, and expected contributions, as well as internal peer equity, market, and business considerations. The displayed salary range does not reflect any geographic differential Highmark may apply for certain locations based upon comparative markets.

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Req ID: J242666