Network Management Rep - Cook County at WellCare Health Plans

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Type: Full Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Do your best work. Live your best life. If you thrive in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment, WellCare is the place for you. Our clinicians have the ability to guide, educate and support members facing a diverse set of health challenges. You will gain valuable experience as you positively affect the lives you touch every day. As a clinical professional on the WellCare team, you will enjoy many advantages, including competitive salaries, generous benefits, job stability, continuing education and all the resources you need to advance in your career.
Manages physician contracting and network development for an assigned region. Responsible for developing, executing and maintaining a provider network strategy. Continuously evaluates network to ensure cost effective, optimal functionality. Works in concert with medical management and sales developing actions to meet market growth and medical cost targets.
Essential Functions:
Contracts and negotiates with primary care, specialty physicians and ancillary providers for all product lines in assigned markets.
Manages physician network by developing and maintaining relationships to drive business results within a specific geographic area.
Identifies strategies to achieve Medical Expense Initiatives (MEI).
Performs ongoing research to identify new providers or areas of expansion in assigned market.
Responds to provider's contract requests and inquiries.
Analyzes network gaps and identifies providers to contract.
Reviews and amends provider's contracts when necessary.
Evaluates contracted network to ensure functionality.
Assesses performance and contract rates of providers to ensure our network is cost efficient.
Researches and develops relationships with non-contracted providers.
Collects credentialing and required documents for newly contracted providers.
Strategies for membership growth and retention.
Performs special projects as assigned Additional Responsibilities:
In specific markets, the Network Management Representative may perform a dual role with Provider Relation duties. Some associates may perform one or all of the below Provider Relations duties:
Completes new provider orientation for all applicable product lines.
Conducts site visits to service providers to provides education on policies and initiatives, resolve issues, educate staff/providers on policies, collect credentialing information and review HEDIS information. Addresses RxEffect, P4P, Medical Home, Cultural Competency, FWA, open/closed panels, ADA, PaySpan, ER overuse, et al.
Achieves frequency goals to establish consistent and strong relationship with provider offices.
Partners with local and national ancillary for appropriate vendor management and coordinates the transition of the delegated providers following a network termination.
Provides oversight on claims issues. Follows up with providers accordingly.
Monitors and supports providers using utilization reports, pharmacy profiles, ER contingencies, Frequent Flier Reports and other analytics available to improve and maintain regions.
Understands and explains fee-for-service and risk contracts, and provides reporting on provider and/or Service Fund performance.
Proactively strategies for membership growth and retention, through advanced communication to providers, as well as follow-up to gauge the response to that growth.
Ensures contract SLA's are met, such as meeting with PCP's and Specialists on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis to address provider panels, after hour's availability and EMR meaningful use.
Maintains provider data integrity including monitoring provider credentialing, location additions, demographic updates, and terminations.
Partners with finance to identify Medical Expense Initiatives to take actions necessary to successfully complete those initiatives, and assess progress on achieving financial goals.
Provides continual training to assigned providers on portal and other resources to assist with claims, authorizations, member benefits, etc.
Candidate Education:
Required A Bachelor's Degree in a related field
Required or equivalent work experience directly related to Network Development or Provider Relations with demonstrated ability to perform the job duties Candidate Experience:
Required 2 years of experience in Provider Relations, Network Management, Hospital Contracting or related Provider Services position with demonstrated ability to perform the level of duties of the position
Required 1 year of experience in managed care
Preferred Other Previous contracting experience Candidate Skills:
Intermediate Demonstrated written communication skills
Intermediate Demonstrated negotiation skills
Intermediate Knowledge of healthcare delivery
Intermediate Demonstrated customer service skills
Intermediate Ability to represent the company with external constituents
Intermediate Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
Intermediate Ability to multi-task
Intermediate Ability to analyze and interpret financial data in order to coordinate the preparation of financial records
Intermediate Ability to work independently
Intermediate Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines
Intermediate Demonstrated analytical skills
Intermediate Demonstrated organizational skills Licenses and Certifications:
A license in one of the following is required:
Technical Skills:
Required Intermediate Microsoft Word
Required Intermediate Microsoft Excel
Required Intermediate Microsoft Outlook Languages:
About us
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses primarily on providing government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, as well as individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. WellCare serves approximately 5.5 million members nationwide as of September 30, 2018. WellCare is a Fortune 500 company that employs nearly 12,000 associates across the country and was ranked a "World's Most Admired Company" in 2018 by Fortune magazine. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at EOE: All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, childbirth or related medical condition or other legally protected basis protected by applicable federal or state law except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. Comprehensive Health Management, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V/SO.