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Senior Network Contract Manager - Portland, OR

UnitedHealth Group

Lake Oswego, OR
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735019 Senior Network Contract Manager Portland OR

Senior Network Contract Manager - Portland, OR (735019)

Position Description

Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)


The Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (hospitals, health systems, physicians, and ancillary providers) yielding a geographically competitive, broad access, stable network that achieves objectives for unit cost performance and trend management, and produces an affordable and predictable product for customers and business partners. Senior Network Contract Managers evaluate and negotiate contracts in compliance with company contract templates, reimbursement structure standards, and other key process controls. Responsibilities also include establishing and maintaining strong business relationships with hospital and health system providers, and ensuring the network composition includes an appropriate distribution of provider specialties.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and implement hospital and health system contracts

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with hospital and health system providers

  • Prepare and manage all contract documents for assigned providers

  • Create and deliver effective provider-specific proposals, presentations, and correspondence

  • Solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions

  • Participate in the development and execution of regional network strategy with local UHN team

  • Monitor and analyze financial and quality metrics to assess network performance

  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams, may lead teams or projects

  • Motivate and inspire other team members


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years of experience with provider contracting, including negotiations

  • Intermediate level of knowledge of Medicare and Commercial reimbursement methodologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in a network management-related role handling complex network providers with accountability for business results

  • 5+ years of experience in the health care industry

  • 2+ years of experience utilizing financial data in making rate decisions

  • Knowledge of Value Based payment models such as ACO and Risk Based Payment Models

  • Previous experience with facility and/or complex health systems

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying complex or technical information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret complex information form others, including but not limited to reimbursement policy standards

  • Strong interpersonal skills, establishing rapport and working well with others

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Job Keywords:  Provider Contracting, Negotiations, Contracts, Hospital contracting, commercial contracting, Lake Oswego, Portland, OR, Oregon



Job Details

  • Contest Number735019
  • Job TitleSenior Network Contract Manager - Portland, OR
  • Job FamilyNetwork Contracting and Pricing
  • Business SegmentUnitedHealthcare Networks

Job Location Information

  • Lake Oswego, OR
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsPortland, OR

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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