• National Contracting Manager

    Job Location US-MN-Center City
    Full Time
    Mon - Fri
    Hours of Work
  • Overview

    The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the world's leading organization singularly dedicated to combating addiction to alcohol and drugs with a full continuum of services.


    Over the course of a year, we:

    • Serve over 15,000 patients annually through treatment centers in Minnesota, California, Illinois, Oregon, New York, and Florida
    • Educate over 600 professionals through our accredited Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Professionals in Residence program and Summer Institute for Medical Students.
    • Provide publishing books and materials for over 32,000 publishing customers
    • Provide prevention services to over 50,000 students across the United States and the world

    One of our key strategic objectives is people - our employees are essential in the process of propelling our organization forward to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Are you ready to excel in these challenges and opportunities? Do you possess the qualities below? Join Our Team!


    What are we looking for?

    • Individuals with a Client, Customer, and/or Stakeholder Focus 
    • Results-oriented attitude
    • Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
    • Courage and Commitment
    • Adaptability and Learning Agility

    What do we offer?

    • Competitive Benefits (health, dental, vision, etc)
    • Paid Time-Off
    • Training Opportunities
    • Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Free on-site gym (Center City, Plymouth & Rancho Mirage)

    Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
    Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


    This position must manage through due diligence, to include risk assessment and financial analysis, the third party contracts Hazelden Betty Ford has entered into to support the organizations’ overall strategic objectives. Additionally, this position works with sales and outreach to determine new contracts to enter into, and works as part of a team to obtain in-network status with those insurance companies. This position must communicate, coordinate, and provide ongoing contract performance and evaluations to executive leadership. Advise and consult with internal and external customers on issues relating to the content and administration of contract reimbursement information and documents.

    • Manage third party payer contracts for all Hazelden Betty Ford facilities and programs.

    • Manage all communications, relationships, and linkages with each Hazelden Betty Ford site regarding contract statuses and changes of status.

    • Responsible for monitoring and reporting third party payer performance for all key stakeholders across the organization, developing and reporting communication techniques

    • Market Relevance: Staying abreast of all market relevant data including current healthcare trends, insurance products, competition, legislation, and pricing 
    • Various administrative functions related to contracting


    • Plan, organize and manage special divisional projects as assigned by leadership.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
    • Minimum 5 Years’ experience in the healthcare industry
    • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and contract administration
    • Knowledge of insurance contracts and reimbursement
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Computer skills: Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
    • Knowledge and understanding of accounting/financial implications of contracts
    • Knowledge of business strategy and contractual requirements sufficient to perform and in-depth evaluation of the financial and technical performance of the contract.
    • Knowledge of legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting
    • Understanding and knowledge of strategic objectives to ensure that third party contracting supports financial and strategic objectives

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with behavioral health contracting
    • Working knowledge: Microsoft Visio, and Adobe
    • Experience presenting to leadership
    • Familiarity with business practices and market conditions applicable to behavioral health and insurance sufficient to evaluate contract opportunities



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