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Contract Administrator in Cincinnati, OH at Mercy Health

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

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Job Summary

The Contract Administrator is an integral facilitator of workflow and adminstrative activities within the supply chain sourcing team.  Coordinates movement of contracting projects through the process and facilitates progress.  Maintains and evaluates information vital to the proper classification, evaluation, and quality of successful contracts.  Promotes successful contract performance by preventing and resolving problems.  Participates in the supply chain sourcing team's strategic planning, preparation, and reporting.  Provides instruction, support, and feedback to internal and external customers.  Promotes quality improvement, process optimization, and data-driven decisions.  Responsible for managing programs as assigned.

Essential Function & Responsibilities:

It is expected that all of the Principal Duties and Responsibilities identified below will be performed in a manner that reflects the values of Mercy Health, which are: Excellence, Human Dignity, Justice, Compassion, and Sacredness of Life & Service.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates pre and post awared movement of documents through the contracting process
  • Maintain and update contract change data.  Inform stakeholders of changes and respond to questions/concerns
  • Complile, interpret, and present data using Microsoft Office and Sharepoint.  Use McKEsson PMM, Meditract, and other software to update pricing, status, and contract terms
  • Serves as facilitator for assembly of teams and meetings needed during the development of a project
  • Instructs customers on contracting processes, concepts, and policies.  Returns qualitative feedback to the sourcing team
  • Assist in contract budget preparation and execution, policy development, and strategic planning.  Create and update reports and presentations to support
  • Collaborates with other departments to optimize workflow, data quality, and accounting system reconciliation
  • Oversees vendor credentialing program.  Centrally manages documents for the credentialing process and adjusts to meet regulatory changes.  Monitors reports and communicates performance trends

Knowledge/Skills and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors in business, healthcare management, finance or related field, or equivalent, along with a background in provider network development or contract management.
  • Three to five years Health care management experience involving complex delivery systems and organizations.
  • Effective negotiation and communication skills, plus the ability to utilize and interpret financial models and internal analyses.
  • Knowledge of hospital Payer Contracting, finance, claims payment, methodologies, procedures, controls and CPT, HCPCS, ICD-9, DRG coding preferred.
  • Self-starter and proven ability to work well in a matrixes environment.
  • Demonstrated project management skills with a successful track record.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization


Full-time, 40 hours per week, days, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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