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Access & Reimbursement Manager (Renal) - Remote - Dallas, TX

Company: Novartis Group Companies
Location: Dallas
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:


Access & Reimbursement Manager (Renal) - Remote - Dallas, TX


About the role

Location: Remote

About the Role:

The Access & Reimbursement Manager, Renal is a remote/field-based role that covers the following areas, but not limited to, Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Albuquerque, NM, Oklahoma City, OK & Little Rock, AR. The Associate must reside within territory, or within a reasonable daily commuting distance of 60 miles from territory border. Ability to travel and cover geography, at least 60% travel required.

The Access & Reimbursement Manager (ARM) is a field-based role that proactively provides in person (or virtual as needed) education to defined accounts within their assigned geographies on a wide range of access and reimbursement topics and needs (see below) in support of aligned product(s) strategy.

The Access & Reimbursement Manager will serve as the key contact and lead for access and reimbursement support-related matters and is responsible for being the local market access expert on payer policy coverage, multi-channel acquisition pathways, billing and coding, claims processing, reimbursement, and integration of manufacturer support programs into a range of account workflows. Additionally, the ARM will continually need to demonstrate a keen ability to problem solve, analyze access and reimbursement issues and opportunities, and proactively communicate changes in the healthcare landscape.

ARMs will partner closely with other Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) field associates, including Customer Engagement (Sales) and Market Access, representing NPC with the highest integrity in accordance with NPC Values and Behaviors. ARM will also be required to coordinate and communicate cross-functionally within NPC (e.g., Patient Support Center, Customer Engagement, Marketing, Market Access, Public Affairs, State & Government Affairs, Trade, Specialty Pharmacy Account Management, and other applicable third-party affiliates).

Key Responsibilities:
*Interact within assigned accounts to support patient access within their therapeutic area product(s) providing proactive face-to-face education on product-specific programs to providers and staff in order to support integration of those programs into office processes and workflows.
*Address customer questions for issues related to NPC policies on therapeutic area product ordering, payment, inventorying, and product returns & replacement in offices.
*Work with key members of therapeutic area offices (e.g., providers, administrators, billing and coding staff, claims departments, revenue cycle managers) in order to appropriately support patient access to products.
*Ability to analyze problems and offer solutions. Understand specifics and support questions associated with payer policies (e.g., utilization management, denial, and appeals), drug acquisition and inventory management, and patient / practice reimbursement (e.g., Co-pay, administration, drug claims). Analyze account reimbursement issues & opportunities (as needed). Identifies trends at a local, regional and national level and partner with purpose internally and externally to support patient pull-through.
*Supports pull through on local coverage decisions to enable meaningful patient access within the system. Proactively communicate policy changes or issues that could potentially affect other departments.
*Accountable for standing up NVS-sponsored patient support programs to enable patients starting and staying on therapy (i.e., Co-pay).
*Maintain expertise in regional and local access landscape, anticipating changes in the healthcare landscape, and act as their aligned therapeutic area product(s) reimbursement expert (as needed).
*Interface with Patient Support Center (hub) on important matters related to patient case management, including tracking cases, issue resolution, reimbursement support, and appropriate office staff education. Review patient-specific information in cases where the site has specifically requested assistance and patient health information is available in resolving any issues or coverage challenges.
*Maintain a deep understanding of NPC policies and requirements and perform all responsibilities with integrity and in a manner consistent with company guidance and prescribed Values and Behaviors. Handle Patient Identifiable Information (PII) appropriately (understand and ensure compliance with HIPPA and other privacy laws and regulations and internal Company compliance guidelines)

The individual hired for this role will be required to successfully complete certain initial training, including home study, in eight (8) or fewer hours per day and forty (40) or fewer hours per week.

Driving is an essential function of this role, meaning it is fundamental to the purpose of this job and cannot be eliminated. Because driving is an essential function of the role, you must have a fully valid and unrestricted driver's license to be qualified for this role. The company provides reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals with medical restrictions if an accommodation can be provided without eliminating the essential function of driving.

EEO Statement

We are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know the nature of your request, your contact information and the job requisition number in your message:

  • Novartis: e-mail us.reasonableaccommodations@novartis.com or call +1 (877)395-2339
  • Sandoz: e-mail reasonable.accommodations@sandoz.com or call: +1-609-422-4098

    Role Requirements

    Education: Bachelor's Degreerequired. Advanced degree preferred.

    Essential Requirements:
    *Minimum three to five years' experience in public or private third-party Reimbursement arena or pharmaceutical industry in managed care, clinical support, or sales
    *Specialty pharmacy experience required (ability to teach an office the entire process from script to injection). Experience with specialty pharmacy products acquired through Specialty Pharmacy networks or specialty distributors
    *Experience with coding, billing and in office support programs
    *Prior account management experience or prior experience with complex accounts (Payer landscape, high patient volume, large systems)
    *Establishing relationships within a practice by working closely with them to help remove Reimbursement barriers to specialty products for their patients
    *Knowledge of Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policies and processes with expertise in Medicare Parts B and D (Medical and Pharmacy Benefit design and coverage policy) a plus
    *Knowledge of Managed Care, Government, and Federal payer sectors, as well as Integrated Delivery Network/Integrated Health Systems a plus
    *Ability to operate as a "team player" in collaborating with multiple sales representatives, sales leadership, and internal colleagues to reach common goals
    *Understanding of patient privacy laws including HIPAA and similar state laws

    Desirable Requirements:
    *Experience in therapeutic area such as renal/rare disease space

    Why Novartis: Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here: https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture

    You'll Receive: You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook. https://www.novartis.com/careers/benefits-rewards

    Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

    The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $144,000 and $216,000 per year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/24 through 12/31/24, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

    Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to hear more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network



    Business Unit

    Novartis Patient Support

    Work Location

    Dallas, TX

    Company/Legal Entity

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Functional Area


    Job Type

    Full Time

    Employment Type


    Shift Work


    Early Talent


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