Healthcare Network Contract Manager - Iowa (394762)
UnitedHealth Group - Des Moines, IA

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What makes your career greater with UnitedHealth Group? Growth opportunities among the variety of product lines and making an impact on the healthcare system ensures it will always be challenging and exciting.

The Network Contract Manager develops the provider network, focusing on physicians, yielding a geographically competitive, broad access, stable network that achieves objectives for unit cost performance and trend management, and produces an affordable and predictable product for customers and business partners.

Network Contract Managers evaluate and negotiate contracts in compliance with company contract templates, reimbursement structure standards, and other key process controls.

Responsibilities also include establishing and maintaining strong business relationships with Physician providers, and ensuring the network composition includes an appropriate distribution of provider specialties. In this role you will be expected to:

  • Assess and interpret customer needs and requirements.
  • Identify solutions to non-standard requests and problems.
  • Solve moderately complex problems and/or conduct moderately complex analyses.
  • Work with minimal guidance; seek guidance on only the most complex tasks.
  • Translate concepts into practice.
  • Provide explanations and information to others on difficult issues.
  • Coach, provide feedback, and guide others.
  • Act as a resource for others with less experience.
This role can be base in the Moline, Des Moines or Peoria, Iowa offices.


  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • 3+ years experience in a network management-related role, such as contracting or provider services.
  • In-depth knowledge of Medicare reimbursement methodologies, i.e. Resource Based Relative Value System (RBRVS).
  • 2+ years of experience in fee schedule development using actuarial models.
  • 2+ years of experience utilizing financial models and analysis in negotiating rates with providers.
  • At least an intermediate level of knowledge of claims processing systems and guidelines.
  • 2+ years of experience in performing network adequacy analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying complex or technical information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret complex information from others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, establishing rapport and working well with others.
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Based in Moline, Des Moines or Peoria, Iowa.
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