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Provider Contract/Cost-of-Care Consultant

  • Job Family: Analytics
  • Type: Full time
  • Date Posted:
  • Anticipated End Date:
  • Reference: JR103534

Location:

  • IN, INDIANAPOLIS
  • GA, ATLANTA
  • TN, NASHVILLE
  • NY, NEW YORK
  • MN, MENDOTA HEIGHTS
  • CO, DENVER
  • TX, GRAND PRAIRIE

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Description

Location: target locations include Indianapolis-IN, Denver-CO, Mendota Heights-MN, Atlanta-GA, New York-NY, Nashville-TN, and Grand Prairie-TX; open to other Elevance Health office locations

** this position will work a hybrid model (remote and office) which requires working in the nearest Elevance Health office 1-2 times per week.  The rest of the time would be working remotely (from home).  The ideal candidate will live within 50 miles of one of our Elevance Health office locations.

Provides analytical support to the Cost of Care and/or Provider Contracting organizations. Focuses efforts on lowering claims costs, improving the quality of care, and increasing member and provider network satisfaction. Provides expert advice, analytic and consultative support to Medical Directors and management on cost of care issues. Works on large scale initiatives with high dollar cost savings opportunities. Partners with provider contractors to develop contracting strategy and supports all aspects of the contract negotiation process. Can work with multiple provider types, e.g. physician, ancillary, medical groups, or hospitals. Supports a full range of contract arrangements and pricing mechanisms. Works on complex enterprise-wide initiatives and acts as project lead.

How you will make an impact:

  • Uses analytic tools to track both health risks and compliance, as well as supporting the contract negotiation process.
  • Performing sophisticated retrospective data analytics.
  • Building new and modifying existing complex models to create predictive impact decision making tools.
  • Performing healthcare cost analysis to identify strategies to control costs.
  • Projecting cost increases in medical services by using analytic techniques for PMPM trending via multiple variable analysis.
  • Preparing pre-negotiation analysis to support development of defensible pricing strategies.
  • Performing modeling to compare various contract scenarios based on member utilization patterns and 'what if' logic.
  • Measuring and evaluating the cost impact of various negotiation.
  • Researching the financial profitability/stability and competitive environment of providers to determine impact of proposed rates.
  • Projects different cost of savings targets based upon various analytics.
  • Identifies cost of care savings opportunities by analyzing practice patterns in relation to office visits, referral practices, and specialty care procedures.
  • Recommends policy changes and claim's system changes to pursue cost savings.
  • Reviews results post-implementation to ensure projected cost savings are realized and recommends modifications as applicable.
  • Recommends standardized practices to optimize cost of care.
  • Educates provider contractors on contracting analytics from a financial impact perspective.
  • May recommend alternative contract language and may go on-site to provider premises during contract negotiations.
  • Participates on project team involved with enterprise-wide initiatives.
  • Acts as a source of direction, training and guidance for less experienced staff.

Minimum requirements:

Requires BS/BA degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or related field; minimum of 5 years of experience in broad-based analytical, managed care payor or provider environment; considerable experience in statistical analysis and healthcare modeling; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Preferred skills, capabilities, and experiences:

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of Medicaid Managed Care programs or Medicare Advantage programs
  • Experience with Medicaid or Medicare Advantage value-based care contracts and financial modeling
  • Financial models experience such as pro-forma modeling or financial forecasting
  • Experience with Medicaid or Medicare Advantage risk adjustment
  • Knowledge of State Medicaid or CMS reimbursement methodologies

For candidates working in person or remotely in the below locations, the salary* range for this specific position is $85,500 to $122,200.

Locations:  Colorado; New York

In addition to your salary, Elevance Health offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). The salary offered for this specific position is based on a number of legitimate, non-discriminatory factors set by the company.  The company is fully committed to ensuring equal pay opportunities for equal work regardless of gender, race, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local pay equity laws .

* The salary range is the range Elevance Health in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. This range may be modified in the future and actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level. Even within the range, the actual compensation will vary depending on the above factors as well as market/business considerations. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable under the terms and conditions of the applicable policies and plans. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.


 

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes for compensation from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Who We Are

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. We are a Fortune 25 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve.

How We Work

At Elevance Health, we are creating a culture that is designed to advance our strategy but will also lead to personal and professional growth for our associates. Our values and behaviors are the root of our culture. They are how we achieve our strategy, power our business outcomes and drive our shared success - for our consumers, our associates, our communities and our business.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Elevance Health operates in a Hybrid Workforce Strategy. Unless specified as primarily virtual by the hiring manager, associates are required to work at an Elevance Health location at least once per week, and potentially several times per week. Specific requirements and expectations for time onsite will be discussed as part of the hiring process. Candidates must reside within 50 miles or 1-hour commute each way of a relevant Elevance Health location.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide an acceptable explanation. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact elevancehealthjobssupport@elevancehealth.comfor assistance.

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