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Attorney in Vancouver, WA

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 22, 2021

Posted on

Jun 19, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Vancouver, WA, United States
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System Director - Claims Administration
Duties: Responsible for developing, overseeing, and managing an effective, system-wide claims management program including reviewing, researching, investigating, negotiating, processing, and adjusting claims. Developing strategies and implementing and administering programs to oversee the resolution of claims via a vigorous defense for non-meritorious claims and resolution for meritorious claims. Providing strategic and managerial oversight for claims staff. Collaborating with the System Vice President of Risk Management in the evaluation and implementation of future claims strategies. Working in direct collaboration and influence with senior-level leaders across **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. to drive ideation, strategy, execution, and delivery. Provides guidance and direction for the claims team with emphasis on reserve accuracy, claim resolution, and compliance to our internal and customer standards. Manages the work activities, performance, and development of assigned staff. Manages relationships with business partners and/or vendors. Serves as a subject matter expert on all client specific guidelines, specifications, policies, and procedures. Coordinates activities of defense counsel to assure effective and expedient handling of lawsuits in as cost effective a manner as possible. Manages and coordinates release and information in response to subpoenas, court orders, attorney requests, state and federal agencies, and other inquiries from outside. Provides direction to legal counsel and other personnel involved in claims management. Approves payment of fee for defense counsel and other experts. Makes recommendation to the System VP of Risk Management regarding funding levels and coverage limits. Ensures appropriate reporting to all required outside agencies including NPDB, HIPBD, CMS, and primary and excess insurance carriers. Monitors loss adjustment expense and takes steps to minimize or negate expenses to achieve loss adjustment expense objectives.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in healthcare, medical or legal field required. JD Degree preferred. 7+ years of medical, legal or casualty insurance leadership experience required. Significant experience in the resolution of complex medical malpractice cases involving potential exposure in the range of $10M -$15M Familiarity with insurance coverage for employment liability, directors and officers, first party property, construction contracts, umbrella health care liability. Ability to promote and or market PeaceHealth’s Claim Management Program to prospective medical groups seeking to join PeaceHealth. Strong leadership skills with proven ability to foster and manage senior-level relationships in a highly matrixed environment.

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