Job Description

Job Title: ValueBased Reimbursement Strategist
Job ID: 767435
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Health Plan
Department: Hospital Reimbursement
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219


This position is directly responsible for developing and implementing the value creation strategy for each of the primary care provider groups (Partners) enrolled in the UPMC Health Plan's Value-based Reimbursement program. In this role, the Value-Based Reimbursement Strategist works directly with each Partner's dedicated leadership while coordinating across UPMC Health Plan internal stakeholders to develop and implement clinical, financial, and quality-specific goals and strategies to improve value-based care delivery for Health Plan members. The ideal candidate for this position is a highly skilled subject matter expert in value-based reimbursement programs for primary care and can provide strategic, hands-on support to Partners by (1) analyzing and synthesizing Partner-specific performance data; (2) identifying targeted opportunities for improvement; and (3) coordinating and implementing in collaboration with the Partner and UPMC Health Plan on Partner-specific clinical improvement strategies. This job will be held responsible for Partners achieving specific ROI targets and/or performance-based targets agreed upon under the value-based reimbursement arrangement. The individual in this role must be able to work collaboratively in a matrixed environment, have strong inter-personal skills, be organized and self-directed, and enthusiastically represent the Organization and its mission and goals.


  • Acts as the primary liaison within UPMC Health Plan for all assigned Value-Based Reimbursement Partners.
  • Coordinates among the internal UPMC Health Plan departments with respect to the necessary communications to all assigned Value-Based Reimbursement Partners and their leadership teams.
  • Coordinates with the Value-Based Reimbursement field team to ensure two-way communication between UPMC Health Plan and the community-level providers and their office staff.
  • Develops a data-driven strategic plan related to clinical, financial, and quality goals in conjunction with each assigned Value-Based Reimbursement Partner. Uses this plan to align stakeholders within UPMC Health Plan regarding priorities for outreach and collaboration with the Partner.
  • In implementing the Partner-specific strategic plan, the Value-based Reimbursement Strategist works very closely with the Value-based care field-based team, assisting in the development of improvement strategies that will support primary care providers in using analytical tools, changing practice workflows, and applying continuous quality improvement methodologies to achieve targeted outcomes.
  • Maintains a strong understanding of quality as it relates to the shared goals of UPMC Health Plan and Value-Based Reimbursement Partners. Assists with prioritizing quality-related interventions to maximize incentive earnings for each Value-Based Reimbursement Partner.
  • Operationalizes the strategic plan for an assigned Partner with clear objectives and milestones and works with the Partner and internal stakeholders to achieve the performance targets and goals identified.
  • Prepares all Value-Based Reimbursement-specific presentations and communications and manages the flow of information back to each Value-Based Reimbursement Partner with respect to other UPMC Health Plan initiatives.



  • Masters degree in business, health care, or related field

  • Analytical and organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in handling and interpreting data

  • 3-5 years of clearly demonstrated experience in data analysis, interpretation, and strategic plan development

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in leadership and personnel management

  • 3-5 years of related experience in health care consulting, managed care especially specific to provider networks or population health management, and/or value-based reimbursement programs

  • Clinically-trained and/or demonstrated experience working in outpatient clinical settings

  • Experience presenting to physicians and health care leadership

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UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



Salary Range: $37.40 to $63.36 / hour

Union Position: No

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