• Contracts Management Specialist Senior

    Job Number
    Banner Health Network & Banner Plan Administration
    Banner Health Network & Banner Plan Administration - Managed Care-Western Region
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    7251 West 4th Street
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    Position Type
    FT: Full-Time
    Posting Category
    Legal / Regulatory
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    The future is full of possibilities. At Banner Health, we’re excited about what the future holds for health care. That’s why we’re changing the industry to make the experience the best it can be. Our team has come together with the common goal: Make health care easier, so life can be better.  The future of health care starts here. If you’re ready to change lives, we want to hear from you. Apply today.


    As a Contracts Management Specialist SR, you would be helping join a dynamic department that provides direction for Banner Health's commitment to population health activities through contracting support to five states: Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Nevada and California. 


    The current trajectory of healthcare costs are unsustainable.  Through our contracting support, the department is providing assistance in guiding Banner’s path from a volume based reimbursement model towards value based care by engaging in various delivery and reimbursement models such as shared savings, shared risk or capitation.  We are at the forefront of changing how healthcare is delivered and reimbursed through these contracting methodologies.



    Typically Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM



    Banner Corporate Center

    7251 W. 4th Street

    Greeley, CO 80634


    Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.


    What makes Colorado such a special place to live?

    Northern Colorado is abundant in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, cycling, skiing, snowshoeing, boating, rafting, kayaking and other activities. Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado and sits at the confluence of the Poudre River and the South Platte river.  The area boasts of over 300 days of sunshine each year with an average daytime temperature of 87 degrees in the summer and 42 degrees in the winter.  Estes Park, where Rocky Mountain National Park is located, is one hour to the west and Denver is one hour to the south.  Loveland/Fort Collins is 30 minutes west with great shopping and restaurants. 


    About Banner Health Network & Banner Plan Administration
    Banner Health Network (BHN) is an accountable care organization that joins Arizona's largest health care provider, Banner Health, and an extensive network of primary care and specialty physicians to provide the most comprehensive healthcare solutions for Maricopa County and parts of Pinal County. Through BHN, known nationally as an innovative leader in new health care models, insurance plans and physicians are coming together to work collaboratively to keep members in optimal health, while reducing costs.



    About Banner Health
    Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


    Job Summary

    This position administers contracts for the organization. This position participates in the development and implementation of contract management tools and processes to assist in achieving the organizations contracting objectives and strategies. In addition, this position provides leadership and training to Contracts Management Specialists. This position serves as a primary resource for complex and/or sensitive agreements, which may be assigned based on departmental need.


    Essential Functions

    • Conducts initial review of proposed contract language. Reviews and revises proposed contracts, ensuring compliance with company policy/guidelines and legal requirements. Assess business terms to be sure the contract supports the company/business unit goals. Works directly with vendors/payer to negotiate and resolve contract issues, preparing contract documents for approval and execution by appropriate company leader.


    • Drafts and reviews contracts or other related documents for execution by appropriate company leader. Verifies intent of proposed contract with internal and external customers (including company and vendor/payer legal counsel).


    • Serves as a resource for internal and external clients to interpret contract language and resolves contract issues by reviewing and interpreting contract terms and originating contract documentation.


    • Provides leadership and training to Contracts Management Specialists, including but not limited to reviewing and editing contract language in various documents, training new staff on essential department processes/communication flows, and serving as the primary resource for questions on complex and/or sensitive agreements.


    • Leads and/or completes special projects, develop processes improvements, and serve as a resource for complex contracts.


    • Possess the skillset required to assess the financial impact of potential and ongoing contracts and the interpersonal skills to interact effectively and efficiently with management, internal customers, third party and managed care payors, consultants and other outside agencies.


    • For assignments in managed care: Conducts analyses and compiles data for review of strategic contract terms for management review and decision making to specified areas of concern. Participates in contract monitoring and support tools (matrices), by reviewing and interpreting contracts, extracting key information for use by internal and/or external customers, and keeping abreast of changes in company locations for inclusion in various matrices. Maintains contract and correspondence file systems, key activity dates report (with corresponding notices of changes to external customers) and contract workflow log.



    Minimum Qualifications

    Experience consistent with a Bachelors degree in business, healthcare or related field required.Requires 5+ years of legal experience preferably relating to contract drafting, preparation and analysis. Must possess demonstrated skill in problem analysis and resolution; contract management; oral and written communication. Requires highly developed interpersonal and listening skills. Must be able to function independently, possess demonstrated flexibility in multiple project management. Requires strong computer and database skills.

    Must have a strong knowledge of healthcare industry financial indicators and an in depth understanding of Commercial, AHCCCS and CMS reimbursement methodologies.

    Assignments in managed care require strong contract writing skills as well as patient financial claims systems knowledge

    Preferred Qualifications

    For assignments in Managed Care, specific managed care contract experience is highly preferred.Legal Assistant Certification from an American Board Association (ABA)-accredited school preferred.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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