Senior Regulatory Counsel
Company: DaVita Medical Group
Posted on: November 10, 2018
Senior Regulatory Counsel COMPANY AND LEGAL DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: DaVita Medical Group, one of the country's largest operators of medical groups and physician networks, provides integrated care management as an operating division of DaVita Inc., focusing on delivering outstanding health care across a broad range of services. DaVita Medical Group works with its patients to help them live life to the fullest. Since 1992, DaVita Medical Group has been committed to developing innovative models of health care delivery that improve patients' quality of life while containing health care costs. DaVita Medical Group manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, New Mexico, and Washington. We are committed to bringing the benefits of coordinated care to our patients and to taking a leading role in the transformation of the national health care delivery system to assure quality, access, and affordable care for all. If you're looking to make a difference with a large, well-recognized medical group, DaVita Medical Group may be the employer for you. JOB SUMMARY: This position will be part of an outstanding legal team supporting DaVita Medical Group. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel (Regulatory), this individual will provide guidance and strategic counsel on state and federal fraud and abuse issues (including the Stark law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and False Claims Act). This individual should also be well versed in traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage laws and regulations as they apply to health care provider organizations. This individual will be required to develop and foster relationships across the organization and provide legal support in a dynamic, fast paced environment. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Law degree with strong academic credentials. The candidate must be, or eligible to be, licensed in good standing to practice law within Colorado (i.e. eligible for single-client status). At least five years of significant experience in all aspects of health care regulation including federal and state fraud, waste and abuse laws, contracting, regulatory diligence associated with healthcare transactions, Medicare and Medicaid requirements and reimbursement, and familiarity with Privacy and Security. Regulatory or compliance experience, preferably in-house with health plans, integrated systems or health care providers or in private practice setting. Demonstrated business acumen, including the ability to see the "big picture" as well as the relationship of very detailed and specific legal and business issues. Experience in positively and successfully managing relationships with a high energy, diverse group of stakeholders across highly matrixed organizational lines. A thoughtful, articulate and effective communicator who can distill and articulate the important aspects of contracting issues to a wide audience of participants. High degree of organization and efficiency with demonstrated attention to detail. Superior written and verbal communication skills (including presentations). Demonstrated accountability and keen ability to meet aggressive timeframes. Ability to build credibility quickly and provide strong legal support for complex issues and challenging business opportunities. Understand and be able to translate into "plain English" the legal ramifications of varied legal issues and clearly and succinctly articulate the risks. Provide valuable advice and counsel within the context of the broader business and enterprise level objectives. Help achieve thoughtful, successful and timely results for the business. Strong knowledge of the matters covered below under "Core Job Duties." EDUCATION: J.D. from accredited law school required Admitted to a state bar and eligible for single-client admission in Colorado Prior experience in a law firm or in-house legal department is required; 5 - 7 years ideally, but will consider more or less experience depending on other factors CORE JOB DUTIES: Supporting and working collaboratively with the national and regional leadership teams Work with clients to proactively identify risks and ensure appropriate risk mitigation strategies are in place. Conducting research and providing legal risk analysis on fraud, waste and abuse regulatory issues. Serving as subject matter expert on the application of the Stark and Antikickback laws to proposed business initiatives (including transactions and physician compensation issues). Assisting with development of processes, policies and procedures and amending existing written policies and procedures. Other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS IN THIS POSITION: Attention to detail and delivery of consistently high-quality work Successfully manage multiple projects, deadlines, and changing priorities Proactive, productive and energetic, with a positive "Get Stuff Done" attitude Initiative and ability to prioritize Demonstrate DaVita's core values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun in everyday performance and actions Integrity and ethical behavior WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN YOU JOIN OUR "VILLAGE": A "community first, company second" culture based on core values that really matter Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average Award-winning education and training to help you reach your potential Performance-based rewards based on individual and team contributions A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future Dedication, above all, to caring for our patients across the nation and around the globe LOCATION: Position is located in Denver, CO
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