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Highmark Health Provider Contracting Consultant (Remote/ Work from Home) in Des Moines, Iowa

Company :

Highmark Inc.

Job Description :

JOB SUMMARY

This position works within the Provider Contracting department and is the primary contact for ancillary and small hospital negotiations. The incumbent is responsible for completion of annual provider contracting activities and ongoing contract management activities. Primarily focused externally (negotiations, etc.) this role also acts a SME for internal projects, etc. at the direction of their management. This position is remote or work from home.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Lead negotiations of assigned Ancillary and small hospital reimbursement and contractual terms. Development and execution of work plans and strategy for provider contracting initiatives.

  • Execute Highmark provider contracting strategy related to assigned ancillary reimbursement and contracting. Including standardization and unit cost trend.

  • Responsible for end-to-end provider contract administration and maintenance for assigned ancillary and hospital providers, supported by Sr. Provider Contract Analyst, etc.

  • Develop and maintain positive, effective relationships with assigned providers.

  • Support the management and development of Provider Contract Analysts.

  • Ensure compliance with contractual terms.

  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree

Substitutions

  • 6 years of healthcare experience in lieu of a bachelor's degree

Preferred

  • None

Licenses or Certifications

  • None

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 5 - 7 years Health Insurance Industry

  • 1 - 3 years Provider Contracting

Preferred

  • None

SKILLS

  • Negotiation

  • Contract Management

  • Contracts Review

  • Written & Oral Presentation Skills

  • Problem Solving & Decision Making

Language (Other than English):

None

Travel Requirement:

0% - 25%

PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Position Type

Office-based

Teaches / trains others regularly

Occasionally

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

Rarely

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

Never

Physical work site required

Yes

Lifting: up to 10 pounds

Constantly

Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Occasionally

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Rarely

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 job 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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Req ID: J214223

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