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Health Care Attorney in Detroit, MI

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Posted on

Feb 21, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Detroit, MI, United States
Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Legal Counsel
The Counsel, under the supervision of the Chief Legal Counsel and together with other members of the Office of Chief Legal Counsel, assists in the provision of all legal oversight and legal services for the Authority. Commercial transactions, governmental issues including FOIA and OMA, health law issues, contract negotiation and drafting, administrative law issues, privacy issues including HIPAA, litigation, employment, and other necessary legal services. Responsible for timely and properly creating and processing all Authority contracts with the State of Michigan, vendors, providers and others. Close cooperation with Authority’s Chief Legal Counsel, Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, Management and continuing interaction with the Authority’s providers, contractors, and regulators. Be consistent with the principles of recovery, person-centeredness, and cultural competence. Understands and directly answers complex legal questions. Serve as a resource for legal matters involving Medicaid, Medicare and Dual-Eligible behavioural health programs including Medicaid Waiver matters. Serve as a resource for the interpretation and application of the Michigan Mental Health Code including matters involving recipient’s rights. Review and/or drafting of direct service provider, sub-recipient, professional services, and independent contractor agreements, as directed. Serves as a resource for Federal, State, and Local legislative and regulatory related matters and may directly interact with state and federal agencies, including contract negations with the aforementioned parties. Analyze legislative and regulatory requirements and assist business units in their implementation. Interaction with all levels of Authority personnel to obtain information and provides counsel regarding sensitive and complex legal issues. Manages complex projects and coordinates work assignments with the legal staff, to deliver timely results, as directed. Serves as a resource for management throughout the organization with respect to legal issues or concerns as they arise, including issues related to member services. Support all aspects of PIHP and CMHSP operations, which may include provider contracting, provider disputes, provider and member appeals, claim investigations, or employer group contract issues. Serves as a resource for management throughout the organization and the provider network with respect to federal and state privacy laws and regulations, including HIPAA, business associates agreements and breach notification obligations.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should preferably be a Graduate from an accredited law school with admission to practice before the Michigan Supreme Court and active membership in the State Bar of Michigan and 5+ years of experience with a law firm and/or in-house position providing legal services for sophisticated/complex health care and corporate transactions. Knowledge of fundamental law, research procedures, preparation of pretrial briefs and arguments and trial of complex cases required. Ability to speak, write and present arguments and ideas clearly and effectively needed. Ability to use judgment, tact and discretion, provide and assist in providing wide range of legal services, assimilate data, analyze facts and draw logical conclusions and provide and assist in providing wide range of legal services required. Knowledge of litigation and corporate transaction practices needed. Ability to identify potential legal issues required. Strong interpersonal, writing and verbal communications skills must. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and able to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize responsibilities, take initiative and self-motivate/self-manage work and time. Openness to the emerging workforce in community mental health, including people with lived experience, their family members, allies and fictive kin. Healthy respect for the needs and interest of the individuals who receive services. Knowledge of, or have had personal experience with behavioral health issues is desired.

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