WittKieffer has partnered with Ardent Health Services (Ardent), based in Nashville, Tennessee, on a search for a Vice President, Payer Strategy (VP). The VP will have responsibility for managing payer contracts across all Ardent corporate and facility-based service lines, advancing enterprise initiatives and integration, managing payer relationships pertaining to payer contracts, and providing leadership to department staff providing contract support.
Ardent is a well-established health care provider with 33 hospitals across the country that are divided into four divisions: Americas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Working with the managed care leaders within each division, the VP will bring subject matter expertise, strong negotiating skills, and the strategic ability to drive a best in class managed care program.
We seek candidates who are well versed and trained in different contracting methodologies (risk-based, value-based) and who are passionate about healthcare. The successful VP candidate will have ten years managed care/contract negotiation experience gained in a complex, multi-facility organization and/or payer environment.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Candidates should provide an up-to-date resume that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile. These materials should be submitted electronically via WittKieffer's candidate portal which can be accessed here. Candidates can also find this portal via the WittKieffer website at the top of the page and select the "Candidate Portal" button. Information that cannot be sent electronically may be sent to the WittKieffer search consultants.