Anthem, Inc. Provider Contract/Cost of Care Consultant – Health Economics in Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Provider Contract/Cost of Care Consultant – Health Economics – PS50500
Location: NJ, NY, GA, VA, TX; other Anthem locations will be considered. This is a remote opportunity.
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.
Uses analytic tools to track both health risks and compliance, as well as supporting the contract negotiation process.
Identifying healthcare drivers and trends.
Types of analyses include 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; and 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.
Requires BS/BA degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or related field; minimum of 5 years’ 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.
Master's degree preferred.
3+ years of SQL and/or SAS experience required.
SAS or Teradata experience strongly preferred.
Intermediate Excel skills required - Ability to create pivot tables, complex graphs, use VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP, as well as nested IF statements and mathematical equations.
Intermediate Access skills required – Ability to create select queries and combine information between Excel and Access
Healthcare revenue and claims data experience.
Experience with relational databases and knowledge of query tools and statistical software is required.
Ability to manipulate large sets of data.
Strong analytical, organizational, presentation and problem-solving skills.
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. Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com.
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.