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Vice President, Provider Contracting/Network Management - Mid America (Missouri & Kansas)

Cigna
St Louis, MO 63103
  • Job Code
    22017242
* Location: Needs to be based in Kansas or Missouri. Willing to relocate the right candidate.

COMPANY and ROLE:

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. We offer an integrated suite of health services through Cigna, Evernorth, Express Scripts, and our affiliates, including medical, dental behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products. Together, with our employees around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation.

With the Cigna Corporation, you'll enrich people's lives and work together to fulfill our mission of making the world a healthier place. What difference will you make?

OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Regional Vice President of Network Management, this position has overall accountability for managing the hospital and physician provider contracting functions in Mid-America (Missouri & Kansas). This role has market level accountability for executing the Regional/National Affordability strategy within the market, and also partners closely with leadership from key matrix partners to develop and implement the market strategy to support medical cost improvement and profitable growth in the assignment market. This role is also responsible for managing total medical cost for the market, including the execution of a total unit cost plan, provider collaborative and value-based initiatives, and network access and provider satisfaction/network stability across all Cigna products.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Within the markets, leads the technical operations of the Contracting functions, including service area analysis, facility and physician contracting, network development, and problem resolution.
  • Contributes to and executes the markets strategic planning, direction and evaluation of the Contracting departments.
  • Partners closely with leadership from our key matrix partners in Sales, Underwriting, Medical Economics, etc. in developing and implementing a market strategy to support medical cost improvement and profitable growth in this market.
  • Leads and participates in market-based negotiations. Interfaces with senior leaders in the medical community. Negotiates, evaluates and writes facility and physician contracts in order to partner with quality, cost-effective providers of healthcare services within the defined geographic area and drives competitive unit cost relative to top tier competitors across all CIGNA products. Conducts market-based financial analysis and participates in cross-functional teams to analyze business opportunities and address critical issues (e.g. network growth, provider termination, etc.).
  • Supports growth and persistency through strategic collaboration with Market Medical Execs, Sales and Account Management to achieve Regional/Market Segment Sales goals.
  • Executes/ensures compliance with CIGNA HealthCare National Contracting standards.
  • Drives improvement in market Provider and Member satisfaction results by partnering with Medical Management, Marketing, Finance, and Service Organization staff.
  • Identifies opportunities for service improvements and cost savings. Manages the execution of market-based total medical cost plans and manages medical expenses across all CIGNA products.
  • Participates in the development of financial plans, business plans and strategy to support administrative, financial, and marketing objectives.
  • Manages the markets provider relationships and identifies opportunities for improvement in provider education and communication.
  • Ensures that provider data is submitted and loaded timely and accurately in support of administrative and accuracy objectives.
  • Responsible for People Strategy within their department, including successful execution of all attraction, development, motivation and retention efforts.
  • Coordinates all budget and expense management activities through effective planning, monitoring and forecasting.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Bachelor's Degree; MBA or Master's Degree in HealthCare Administration or health-related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years managed healthcare experience.
  • Extensive experience (10 years, preferred) in provider contracting and network development involving complex hospital systems, integrated delivery systems and large physician groups (IPAs and PPMs) etc., including risk arrangements.
  • Excellent knowledge of hospital and managed care finance.
  • Strong knowledge of managed care (e.g. network design, products, customer service, provider communities, etc.) regulatory environment and compliance issues (e.g. NCQA accreditation issues, credentialing, delegation and oversight standards, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to function in a heavily matrixed environment.
  • Proven ability to foster collaboration, value others perspective and gain support and buy-in for organization proposals.
  • Proven success in managing growth and charge of business operations. Proven ability to drive and lead an organization through significant change.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills that result in conclusive recommendations.
  • Ability to drive results, think strategically and implement a national strategy.
  • Ability to establish community-based partnerships with providers and other stakeholders.
  • Proficient with Excel, Word and presentation applications.
  • Technical/Functional expertise: Contracting, Negotiating, Provider Services, Financial Management, Project Management.

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com for support. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Cigna has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.





Posted: 2023-01-10 Expires: 2023-02-08
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