Aetna Network Account Manager in Albany, New York

Req ID: 44536BR

POSITION SUMMARY

Develops strong relationships with network providers and internal business partners leading to the achievement of provider satisfaction, medical cost targets, network growth and/or efficiency targets. Works with internal business partner to develop relationships with local network and health care management teams to educate, train, and provide face to face support to physician practice groups who serve our commercial and medicare membership in support of risk adjustment.

Fundamental Components:

Executes strategic components of the HCD business plan for each market. () Coordinates with segment constituents on medical cost and membership growth and network fortification initiatives. () Communicates with external constituents to effectively engage the provider community and demonstrate the Aetna value proposition. () Negotiate contracts and other understandings on behalf of the company. () Manages medical cost drivers and executes specific medical cost initiatives to support financial and medical cost objectives. () Proactively identifies new trends and products within Aetna and the industry and works to raise awareness throughout the organization in order to gain consensus on a course of action and ultimately drive to implementation. () Consistently monitors Aetna service capabilities to collaboratively ensure that provider constituents needs are met. Seeks to optimize provider interaction and provides recommendations based on balance of provider needs and Aetnas objectives. () Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with physician and business leadership of key physician groups, ancillary providers, and delivery systems. () Interacts with large, high profile physician groups, IPAs, PHOs and hospital systems to facilitate solutions that are mutually beneficial for both providers and the organization. () Collaborates cross-functionally on more complex issues to ensure provider needs are met and outstanding issues are resolved. i.e. provider service efficiencies, provider service improvement initiatives, identifies opportunities for process improvement. () Collaborates with internal team members on the implementation of large, high profile physician groups, IPAs, PHOs and hospital systems to ensure a positive business relationship. (*)

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:

Proven ability to synthesize and translate competitive intelligence into decision-making process.

Multi-functional experience

2-5 years industry experience. (Medical Cost Drivers and Managed Care Industry)

Working knowledge of provider business operations (PRL)

Analytical/data driven decision-making skills

Presentation skills

Strong analytical and written/oral communication skills.

EDUCATION

The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Functional - Network Management/Contract negotiation/1-3 Years

Functional - Network Management/Provider relations/1-3 Years

REQUIRED SKILLS

Benefits Management/Interacting with Medical Professionals/ADVANCED

General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/FOUNDATION

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/FOUNDATION

DESIRED SKILLS

General Business/Turning Data into Information/ADVANCED

Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/FOUNDATION

Sales/Negotiating collaboratively/ADVANCED

Telework Specifications:

Upstate New York Area

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

We offer an array of benefits to give you a choice. They are designed to help you achieve health and financial well-being. From competitive benefits to a positive work environment, we strive to help our employees succeed in and out of the office. We've received many employer awards, including: FORTUNE Magazine's most admired company in the Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care category (2009) One of Black Enterprise Magazine's 40 Best Companies for Diversity (2006-2009) Among the Top Companies for Executive Women (2009) Among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity (2009) Ranked first among national health plans in the PayerView rankings (2008) Ranked 23rd among the 100 Best Corporate Citizens (2008)

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Health Care