Aetna Contract Negotiator - 56123BR in St Louis, Missouri

Req ID: 56123BR


Design, develop, contract, maintain and enhance relationships with facilities, physicians, ancillary and rural hospital providers which serve as contractual networks of care for members; with an emphasis on Medicare Advantage product; supporting the suite of managed care products; and enhance profitability of Aetna.

Fundamental Components:

Recruits providers as needed to ensure attainment of network expansion and adequacy targets, specific to Medicare Advantage products. Manages contract performance in support of network quality, availability, and financial goals and strategies for Medicare line of business. Negotiates, executes, reviews, and analyzes contracts and/or handles dispute resolution and settlement negotiations with solo, small group/system, ancillary, facility and rural hospital providers.

Collaborates cross-functionally to contribute to provider compensation and pricing development activities and recommendations, submission of contractual information, and the review and analysis of reports as part of negotiation and reimbursement modeling activities. Responsible for identifying and making recommendations to manage cost issues and supporting cost saving initiatives and/or settlement activities. Provides network development, maintenance, and refinement activities and strategies in support of cross-market network management unit. Assists with the design, development, management, and or implementation of strategic network configurations, including integration activities. May optimize interaction with assigned providers and internal business partners to manage relationships and ensure provider needs are met. Ensures resolution of escalated issues related, but not limited to, claims payment, contract interpretation and parameters, or accuracy of provider contract or demographic information.


Strong communication, critical thinking, problem resolution, technical skills and interpersonal skills.

1-3 years related experience, proven and proficient negotiating skills

Proven working knowledge of competitor strategies, complex contracting options, value based contracting, financial/contracting arrangements and regulatory requirements.


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


Functional - Network Management/Physician recruiting - medical/1-3 Years

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

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


Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1-3 Years/End User


Service/Providing Solutions to Constituent Needs/ADVANCED

General Business/Turning Data into Information/ADVANCED

Sales/Managing Competitive Networks/ADVANCED


Sales/Negotiating collaboratively/ADVANCED

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED


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

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.