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Provider Partnership Associate

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Provider Network Services
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240757 Requisition #

Bring your drive for excellence, teamwork, and customer commitment to Independence. Join us as we renew and reimagine the future of health care. Together we will achieve our mission to enhance the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve.

The Provider Network Services Provider Partnership Associate ((Cranbury, NJ) supports ancillary and institutional providers in New Jersey. Independently researches, analyzes, and addresses provider issues and concerns to achieve expected goals/outcomes within the set timeframes. Proactively educates providers on new initiatives and policy changes that impact their claims payments, including outreach for UM Vendor Management Programs. Establishes and maintains professional and effective relationships between AmeriHealth and network providers to continually improve provider satisfaction. Ensures the resolution of issues related to complex claims payment, and medical policy. Maintains and updates the appropriate tracking issues database with current statuses and next steps. Collaborates with other departments within the organization to assist with the resolution of complex provider issues. 

Responsibilities:

1.       Independently supports health systems and services ancillary, and institutional providers. Educates providers concerning new initiatives and policy changes that impact their claims payments.

2.       Ensures that key goals and objectives are accomplished in keeping with established priorities and timeframes.

3.       Performs research and analysis of all provider issues received both externally and internally. Addresses provider issues and concerns to ensure that expected goals/outcomes are achieved within the set timeframes.

4.       Maintains and updates the appropriate tracking issues database with current statuses and next steps.

5.       Conducts root cause analysis and works collaboratively with staff in other business areas to assist with the resolution of complex provider issues and achieve expected goals/outcomes within established timeframes, requesting the support of management when needed. 

6.       Uses the information gained during servicing activities to make recommendations to management regarding the identification of significant opportunities to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and improve provider satisfaction. 

7.       Establishes and maintains professional and effective relationships between AmeriHealth and practice administrators, medical directors, and practitioners to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, applicable State & Federal regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, and corporate policies.

8.       Develops and maintains professional and effective relationships with various levels of management within AmeriHealth to achieve successful outcomes. Identifies policies and procedural issues and recommends potential resolutions by working with management.

9.       Completes assigned projects to support corporate initiatives within the timeframe set by Management.

10.   Supports other members of the team to ensure that service levels and goals are met.

11.   Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

1.       The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. 

2.       A minimum of five years of progressive experience in a health-care-related organization is required, with experience in Provider Networks, Contracting, Claims Processing, or Managed Care Operations strongly preferred. 

3.       Knowledge of institutional billing requirements, reimbursement methodology, AmeriHealth products, medical policy, and benefits. 

4.       Proficiency with Outlook, Word, Access, and Excel (including pivot tables, filters, and formulas).

5.       Experience using multiple systems to review claims adjudication, medical policy, authorizations, and contracts.

6.       Proven ability to conduct educational programs using a multi-media approach to small and large groups.

7.       Prior experience in a service-oriented role is strongly preferred. 

8.       The candidate must be self-motivated with strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, organizational, time management, and written and verbal communication skills. 

9.       The ability to independently manage multiple priorities with varying levels of complexity and customer expectations to a successful conclusion with limited supervision is essential, as is the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, including medical directors. 

Hybrid

Independence has implemented a “Hybrid” model which consists of Associates working in the office 3 days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) and remotely 2 days a week (Monday & Friday). This role is designated as a role that fits into the “Hybrid” model. While associates may work remotely on our designated remote days, the work must be performed in the Cranbury, New Jersey area.

Independence Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Independence, everyone can feel valued, supported, and comfortable to be themselves.  Our commitment to equity means that all associates have a fair opportunity to achieve their full potential.  We put these principles into action every day by acting with integrity and respect.  We stand together to speak out against injustice and to break down barriers to support a more inclusive and equitable workplace.  Celebrating and embracing the diverse thoughts and perspectives that make up our workforce means our company is more vibrant, innovative, and better able to support the people and communities we serve.

About Our Company

Serving more than 8 million people nationwide, including 2.5 million in southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Health Group — together with its subsidiaries — is the leading health insurance organization in the Philadelphia region. Our mission to build healthier lives for you, your family, and your employees shapes our actions and decisions every day.

 

At Independence, we see each of our members as an individual, with unique needs and concerns. We’re dedicated to harnessing the very latest ideas and technologies to deliver access to care that meets those needs and surpasses your expectations.  For more information about Independence access our website at www.ibx.com. We’re revolutionizing health care, and our focus is on you!

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Independence Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability. 

Agency Disclaimer

All resumes submitted directly to an Independence Blue Cross employee from a vendor via email, the Internet or in any other form without a valid written search agreement in place for this position from the Independence Blue Cross Family of Companies Human Resources Department will be deemed the sole property of Independence Blue Cross and the Independence Blue Cross Family of Companies. Please note that no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Independence Blue Cross or the Independence Blue Cross Family of Companies as a result of the referral or through means other than our established process. 

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