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Corporate Counsel – Health Care The candidate will provide health care regulatory guidance and advice to the company and its affiliates/subsidiaries on a wide variety of regulatory issues impacting pharmacies and retail health care clinics. Review/draft contracts in collaboration with key stakeholders, assist with contract disputes and train internal clients on legal issues/compliance. Provide legal services similar to those mentioned above to other areas of the company business. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. Provide counsel/advice on all aspects of health care regulation, including federal/state fraud, waste/abuse laws, Medicare/Medicaid requirements, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act with an emphasis on federal/state laws, rules and regulations relating to the provision of health care services in pharmacies and retail health care clinics by pharmacists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Review, draft and negotiate contracts, including contracts with vendors, third-party payors and the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services. Retain/manage outside counsel. Provide analysis/counsel on legal, policy and governmental affairs issues. Provide risk assessment and recommendations on operational or strategic changes based on the current regulatory environment. Travel to division offices and store locations for meetings. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Juris Doctor degree from an accredited U.S. law school and admittance to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction required. 5+ years of experience as a practicing attorney in a healthcare services environment required. Significant experience/knowledge of the following, along with analogous state provisions: Anti-Kickback Statute, Ethics in Patient Referrals (Stark), False Claims Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required. Strong oral/written communication skills required. Working knowledge of state-specific requirements for physician oversight, collaboration or supervision of nurse practitioners and physician assistants required. Experience/knowledge of the principles of third-party healthcare reimbursement, claims processing and healthcare coding required. Ability: to handle multiple projects efficiently and to deal effectively with clients; to advise clients in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of business objectives and risk/reward analysis required. Experience representing a multi-state healthcare provider preferred.
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