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Regional Director, Managed Care Contract
Leadership | SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital | Oklahoma City, OK | Req #: 18003046

Role Purpose:

Responsible for leading managed care strategy development and/or implementation, negotiations, management and implementation of the Hospital Organization, Physician Organization, PHO and CIO managed care contracting process for SSM Health OK region.

  • Imparts the philosophy, values, mission and vision of SSM Health and facilitates the integration of values in CQI.
  • Understands, embraces and practices the principles of CQI in utilizing the Malcolm Baldrige criteria as a means to achieve performance excellence.
  • Understands, embraces and models the SSM Health leadership competencies and exceptional service standards.
  • Leads and oversees negotiation of managed care payor contracts for SSM/MCO provider entities in the SSM Health OK Region. Fosters good working relationships with managed care plan executives to ensure good communication and results for SSM Health.
  • Leads and attends meetings including but not limited to MCC Regional Managed Care Contracting committees; CIO Board and Payor Relations Committees; MCO Board of Directors; ExclusiveChoice Operations; MCO Staff and other ad hoc as appropriate
  • Implements process improvements with the MCO Operations, Managed Care Contracting Process, and other areas of SSM Health as appropriate.
  • Leads strategic initiatives that affect the managed care contracting process (i.e. new services to be added to contracts or additional provider sites).
  • Responsible for staying up to date on managed care trends and makes recommendations to SSM Health's Managed Care Organization in anticipation of, or in response to, changing managed care environment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, preferably with a major in health related field.
  • Eight (8+) years of progressive experience with managed care environment; experience in contract negotiations; work with Commercial, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid HMO, TriCare and Direct to Employer is preferable.
  • Five (5) years of management experience.
  • Experience in managing projects involving the collaboration, motivation and cooperation of a wide variety of people with whom there is no direct reporting relationship.
About SSM St. Anthony Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital is a 601-bed regional referral facility specializing in cardiology, oncology, surgery and behavioral medicine. The hospital, established in 1898, is located in Midtown Oklahoma City and serves the needs of Central Oklahoma, as well as many counties throughout Oklahoma, through its large rural affiliate network of hospitals. Four St. Anthony Healthplex campuses provide convenient emergency and outpatient service access to the outlying communities of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony added urgent care services in May 2015 at St. Anthony North. St. Anthony has received numerous awards including the Oklahoma Quality Award for Excellence, Certified Healthy Business, Premier QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit, among others. Healthsights ranks St. Anthony at performance levels for quality and patient satisfaction higher than local competitors and many national health care organizations.
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Why SSM Health

At SSM Health, we are driven by a singular Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. It's a higher calling that binds us. Here, we work together, system and providers alike, to heal the body, mind and spirit of our patients. We are united by a shared commitment to serve through faith, humanity, compassionate care and exceptional medicine.

Employment Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • CME stipends and time
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • And more!

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