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ProfileAssociate General Counsel Duties: Will work with the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to provide exemplary legal services to executive team, shared services and operations nationwide. Will handle strategic development, implementation, and evolution of compliance program including conducting risk assessments, proactively advising on compliance-related issues, handling compliance investigations and management of training programs that build and promote employee understanding of and engagement with compliance concepts. Develop, initiate, and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the compliance program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical or improper conduct. Counsel on legal and regulatory matters impacting the healthcare industry including fraud and abuse, anti-kickback laws and regulations, and Medicare and Medicaid coding and billing. Oversee and perform compliance due diligence on potential acquisition targets. Advise on transactions and contract drafting and negotiation. Provide advice and counsel to business on a wide variety of corporate and commercial issues arising in day-to-day operations of a complex organization in a heavily-regulated environment. Conduct internal investigations as needed. Collaborate with other departments (for example, human resources, IT, EHS, and operations) to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution. When necessary, at the direction of the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, communicates with government regulatory bodies to address issues of significance. Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the organization’s business, its people, markets, facilities, customers and competitors in order to identify trends and formulate appropriate legal advice, structures and strategies. Establish and maintain a rapport and working relationship with business managers in order to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel. Perform special assignments as needed. Support and develop collaborative working relationships within the department.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications : Bachelor's degree (B.A.); Juris Doctor (J.D.). The candidate must be admitted to the Bar in at least one state, and currently in good standing. Excellent academic credentials. 4+ years of experience with health care legal/compliance issues, preferably in-house or at a reputable law firm. Should dependent on experience level and has collaborative responsibility for legal matters including healthcare regulatory legal and compliance advice, corporate business issues, complex transactions, mergers and acquisitions, process improvement, and policy drafting and implementation. Background in any of the following areas would be a plus: litigation, employment law, mergers and acquisitions; and anti-trust. Understanding of coding and reimbursement systems. Experience with risk management. Experience conducting and overseeing internal investigations and communicating with regulatory bodies. Familiarity with health care laws, regulations and standards. Demonstrated leadership ability. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Excellent sense of prioritization, highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks and to work under pressure.
Tracking Code # 3176-128.