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For the last 80 years, EmblemHealth has been taking care of New York’s heart and soul, its people. Today, health care is more complex than ever. That’s why we’re at the forefront of change. We work alongside our customers to offer access to high-quality, affordable care, help navigate the health care experience, and make good health achievable; because everyone deserves to be taken care of. We deliver on our mission every day by living our values with our colleagues, members, clients and partners. It begins with caring and respecting all those we work with. We believe a culture of diversity and inclusion is vital to serve our unique and diverse customers. We seek for continues improvement and innovation and believe being agile and nimble is our advantage. We bring a strong sense of partnership to every relationship – internally and externally. The EmblemHealth family of companies offers competitive health, welfare, and retirement benefits as well as incentive pay plans and more.

Strategic Partnerships Specialist

Manager & Professional
AdvantageCare Physicians
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AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) is one of the largest primary and specialty care practices in New York City. With more than 35 medical offices and over half a million patients across all five boroughs* and Long Island, ACPNY aspires to be a home for health for the communities we serve. This vision is accomplished through a “whole you” care approach that recognizes the physical, mental, and lifestyle factors that impact a patient’s health. When our teams of providers, nurses, and specialists work together, we can get patients in sooner, answer their questions in real time, and give them the support they need to achieve their health goals. ACPNY is also driven by a commitment to diversity, an unyielding desire to deliver high-quality care, and community-focused collaboration. By integrating these behaviors into our day-to-day operations, ACPNY strives to always create healthier futures for our patients.
*BronxDocs medical offices are affiliates of AdvantageCare Physicians.

The Strategic Partnerships Specialist partners with the Strategic Planning Leader and engages senior-level executives, and other staff throughout the organization to provide contract-related issue resolution externally and internally. Manages less complex contracts including ensuring the accuracy and appropriateness of all contract-language changes, maintains payor profiles of contract terms and key quality metrics; and oversees the end to end review and resolution of all new contracts and contract amendments. Schedules, and develops presentation content for strategic partner meetings including data analyses and presents analyses developed. Tracks all contract-related correspondence and documentation with strategic partners, including health plan- and employer group-payors, practice infrastructure improvement partners and affiliated hospital and clinical academic partners to strengthen ACPNY’s market position. Works in collaboration with the Strategic Planning Leader and Chief Administrative Officer, providing support and analysis needed to develop and deploy new strategies that strengthen ACPNY’s market position, increase operating efficiencies and promote growth.


•    Coordinates, develops and presents content including data analyses (i.e. pivot table of enterprise quality performance, office-level patient population mix, payor opportunity for growth by office, etc.) in preparation for all external meetings with payor and practice infrastructure improvement partners to manage existing contracts and value-based programs, including Quality and Joint Operating Commission (JOC) meetings, and additional planning meetings focused on new contracts, negotiations, and medical office tours to cultivate strong relationships and initiate new business development opportunities. 

•    Manages less complex contracts including ensuring the accuracy and appropriateness of all contract-language changes, maintains payor profiles of contract terms and key quality metrics; and oversees the end to end review and resolution of all new contracts and contract amendments. 

•    Manages and oversees the end to end logistics of preceptorship program with affiliated hospital and clinical academic partners to pair clinical students with ACPNY providers; track and onboard all students in alignment with ACPNY’s compliance protocols; schedules and tracks student evaluations and preceptor incentive rollout; and partners with recruitment to share key data that will inform future hiring.

•    Coordinates and prepares content/data analyses to help guide internal Payor Strategy Planning Meeting led by Strategic Planning Leader and other key internal touchpoints, including executive finance, strategy, legal, revenue cycle and operational leadership, to manage current and new contracts, contract amendments and contract negotiations with key partners to inform and discuss growth opportunities for ongoing three-year planning efforts. 

•    Builds and maintains solid relationships with the payor community including initiating introductory and check-in meetings with executive leadership; and engaging in informal touchpoints with key external partner team members to maintain market influence, tracking and updating contact information of key stakeholders. 

•    Partners with compliance, legal and clinical leaders to track and maintain employee submissions of new research projects and manage the end to end internal approval process with our Research Oversight Committee

•    Performs other job-related duties as required.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field 
•    Minimum of 3 years of accomplished experience in a health plan or contract managing position in a provider setting 
•    Experience in managing contracts with payor partners in a disruptive business environment 
•    Possess organizational skills; must be detail-orientated and team-driven; as well as possess strong interpersonal skills 
•    Ability to organize planning meetings and effectively communicate with senior-level executives and other staff in the organization
•    Ability to develop and analyze data spreadsheets to summarize and target payor by payor growth opportunities 
•    The ability to effectively analyze contracts and summarize complex terms into a high-level summary to present to senior leadership 
•    Effective leadership and communication skills 

EEOC Statement

We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and our business. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Sponsorship Statement

Depending on factors such as business unit requirements, the nature of the position, cost and applicable laws and regulations, EmblemHealth may provide work visa sponsorship for certain positions.

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