Executive Director, Payer and Public Health Relations

The US Oncology Network - Dallas, TX3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $150,000 a year
Position Summary
Texas Oncology is searching for an Executive Director, Payer and Public Health Relations. The Executive Director, Payer and Public Health Relations is responsible for Government and Commercial payer relations and contracting strategies for Texas Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant Services and other business of Texas Oncology to maximize reimbursement and ensure continued practice growth.

Texas Oncology delivers high-quality, high-touch care to help cancer patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.”® in their fight against cancer. We are an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends.

Texas Oncology has more than 150 sites of service throughout Texas, with more than 350 physicians dedicated to serving our patients. On average, we treat more than 50,000 new cancer patients each year, with documented growth year over year. Texas Oncology pioneered the concept of community-based, outpatient, multidisciplinary cancer centers. We give local communities access to leading-edge technology that was previously only available in larger metropolitan areas. Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Urology Specialists are a part of Texas Oncology. Texas Oncology is an affiliate of The U.S. Oncology Network, which is owned by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation.

Key Responsibilities:
Represents Texas Oncology to payers and regulatory authorities in matters related to reimbursement for services. Establishes and maintains crucial relationships with C-Level management and medical directors at major commercial payers to ensure an understanding of Texas Oncology’s value proposition and capabilities. Fosters stronger partnerships with payers encouraging development of progressive reimbursement models.
With practice leadership establishes and maintains crucial contacts with Federal and State healthcare policy makers, key medical societies who influence policy.
Establishes and maintains crucial relationships with major employers and employer associations in the State of Texas to ensure their understanding of Texas Oncology’s value proposition, and to establish first point of contact.
In conjunction with local Texas Oncology physician and management leadership, establishes critical relationships with key hospital or PCP group partners seeking to develop ACOs or similar integrated care models.
Communicates with management, physicians and other key stakeholders on the status of payer contract performance, current contracting efforts, problem issues and resolutions.
Effectively communicates trends and issues to management and physicians through regular reports or meetings.
Coordinates strategies with key constituents, including but not limited to Revenue Cycle leadership, the Texas Oncology Payer Contracting Steering Committee, Texas Oncology Public Policy Committee, Texas Oncology Operating Board, Marketing and Oncology Liaison leadership.
Understands that competitiveness depends on innovative product development. This position encourages development and evaluation of potential value enhancing programs for all service lines.

BS/BA in Health Management, Business, or related field. Advanced degree preferred. 5 years managed care contracting (payer or provider side) experience.

The vision of Texas Oncology is to be the first choice for cancer care. We have high standards for patient satisfaction and offer exceptional value in cancer care. We also strive to advance clinical research and develop innovative approaches to treatment of oncology and hematology disorders.

The mission of Texas Oncology is to provide excellent, evidence-based care for each patient we serve, while advancing cancer care for tomorrow. To this end, we give patients access to the highest quality cancer care available today within their own local communities. Our cutting-edge technologies, treatments and research are offered in welcoming and comfortable environments. We maintain comprehensive quality oversight and responsible financial management. At all times, we pride ourselves in being moral, ethical and efficient as a medical practice and employer.

We extend an extremely competitive offering of benefits to employees, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k with a matching component, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs.

Come join our growing organization and enjoy knowing that you work for an organization dedicated to making the lives of others better.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.