Director New Bus Network Development

July 18, 2021
Philadelphia, PA
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Reporting to the Director, Corporate Network Development, the Director New Business Network Development drives the strategy and execution of provider network development efforts for new Medicaid & Medicare markets in the assigned geographic region.  This position leads a team in the recruitment of providers and building networks.  This position will also be responsible for understanding the contractual and regulatory requirements required to ensure network adequacy.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all new provider network development in the assigned territory.
  • Identifies recruits, negotiates and implements contracts with the most critical and complex providers and provider systems.
  • Establishes effective relationships with critical Provider Associations in new markets. 
  • Identifies state and CMS provider requirements in advance of/during new business activation to ensure compliance. 
  • Develops key relationships, identifies unique contracting strategies (including accountable care organization contracting methodologies) and coordinates implementation of these strategies.
  • Collaborates with the Plan leadership and PNM teams to ensure successful transition of market once operational.

Education/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree n Business or health related disciplines such as Healthcare Administration or Healthcare management or equivalent business experience.
  • 8-10 years of previous network development, provider relations, or related experience required.   Medicaid Managed Care and Medicare experience strongly preferred.

Other Skills:

  • Previous experience as a lead in a functional area, managing cross functional teams on large scale projects or supervisory experience including hiring, training, assigning work and managing the performance of staff.
  • Experience working across an enterprise and working in complex organizations.
  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements.
  • Ability to travel extensively to various locations for development of provider networks.
  • Willingness to work in a national team of professionals.
  • Strong negotiation and listening skills.
  • Proven leadership and ability to drive results.
  • In depth knowledge of Provider network Management processes and programs, e.g., PIP, Hospital Savings Programs, Accountable Care organizations and Patient Centered Medical Home strongly preferred.
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