Vice President, Payer Relations
The VP, Payer Relations is a senior level executive responsible for leading payor relations and outreach activities to develop relationships with health plans and other similar partners. This executive will lead negotiations on managed care contracts for both the hospital and its Clinical Practice Plan. The VP will partner closely with the CFO, the payer strategy team, other members of the finance team as well as operational and clinical leaders to develop a comprehensive payer strategy for Roswell Park.
With an annual operating budget of more than $1 billion, Roswell Park is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Upstate New York, consistently ranking among the NCI’s top recipients of research funding and has been recognized by US News & World Report – Best Hospitals for Cancer.
The Roswell Park clinical engine includes 142 dedicated cancer inpatient beds, over 300,000 outpatient visits annually, full surgical, diagnostic and treatment services and an oncology network that includes 15 locations across New York. The main campus spans 29 acres in downtown Buffalo and consists of 15 buildings housing a large surgical, inpatient, and outpatient operation operated by an employed faculty of nationally known oncology physicians, cutting edge research facilities as well as academic facilities for its accomplished education mission. In addition, the organization built a new medical research complex and renovated existing education and research space to support its future growth and expansion. The latest addition to the campus is the new 150,000 square foot Clinical Sciences Center, opened in 2017. Construction of a new 35,000 square foot Cancer Ambulatory/Diagnostic Center recently broke ground this December.
The ideal candidate will be a highly communicative and transparent leader who has payer and provider contracting experience, with a heavy emphasis on both hospital and physician contracting. She/he will possess a strong understanding of the healthcare market trends, and direct experience with advanced reimbursement models around global risk and managed care. The successful candidate will have knowledge of best practices in the contracting field and come from a complex healthcare environment such as a healthcare system, an academic medical center, or a large payer. A Master’s degree in business administration, public health or healthcare administration, or CPA is preferred.
This search is being led by the Executive and Physician Leadership Search Group of AMN Leadership Solutions, a division of AMN Healthcare. AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation.