Contract Specialist in Carlsbad, CA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 12/20/2021

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Job Description


Our Team:

The Comprehensive Treatment Center Division is part of Acadia Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of treatment and educational programs for individuals who are struggling with behavioral health and chemical dependency. The CTC Division provides clinically sound, research-based treatment options at 141 facilities conveniently located throughout the United States.

Position Summary:
Acadia Healthcare’s Comprehensive Treatment Center Division is seeking a Contracts Specialist to join their team. Under the guidance of the Director of Contracting, this position is responsible for contracting the Comprehensive Treatment Centers with all third party payors including Commercial, Managed Medicaid, County Medicaid, and VA payors. This position is responsible for the life cycle of the contract including contract negotiations, implementation, analysis, and reporting to impacted parties.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Opportunity for growth that is second to none in the industry 

Your Responsibilities as a Contract Specialist: 

  • Lead contract discussions with managed care organizations, including rate and language negotiations in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Serve as the expert on terms of the payer contract for reporting to impacted internal and external parties.
  • Implement executed contracts, communicates contract changes as necessary, reviews contract performance, and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Assist the Credentialing department to ensure that proper documentation is included with new contracts.
  • Work with management to facilitate problem solving of escalated contractual and/or reimbursement issues through collaboration with managed care organizations and internal stakeholders.
  • Review solicitations and prepares routine response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications.
  • Work directly with Management in creating new work flow tools and processes.
  • Updating in-house documents, including internal contract database systems, and tracking information and data flow.
  • Participates in any special projects or assignments as needed.

Job Requirements

Your Skills/Qualifications as a Contract Specialist:

  • BA/BS degree required.
  • 2+ years of contracts and negotiating experience. Healthcare contracting experience is a plus!
  • Basic to working knowledge of health care delivery systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results and take initiative.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.