DaVita Assistant General Counsel - Health Care Regulatory in Denver, Colorado

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Over the last decade, we set out to be the world's greatest dialysis company, and over the next decade, we are poised to build the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen. When you join the DaVita Village, you're joining a winning team. Through our commitment to training, growth and quality, we consistently achieve superior clinical outcomes while giving teammates the opportunity to excel in an award-winning environment that enables them to thrive both professionally and personally.

The DaVita in-house legal team is known as the “Justice League.” The Justice League is comprised of around 250 attorneys, paralegals, and professionals in countries around the globe. The Justice League values diversity, support and respect for each other, analytical rigor, commitment to professional development, and a passion for excellence.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Perform regulatory work with focus on fraud and abuse, reimbursement, and provider relationships

  • Provide general healthcare advice on compliance, regulatory and physician relationship issues, including advice on Beneficiary Inducement, Stark, Anti-Kickback, and physician entities

  • Provide reimbursement counsel to the revenue operations, payor contracting and insurance management teams, including leading efforts on appeals and audit responses

  • Provide regulatory counsel to the executive teams

  • Coordinate with other legal groups on regulatory, risk, compliance and operational issues

  • Provide accurate updates and reporting on organizational risks to managers

  • Ability to handle legal and administrative work, help on management processes

  • Monitor changes in relevant regulatory areas and provide education on those changes to both operational and support functions

  • Manage outside counsel

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Successful track record of managing direct reports.

  • Significant experience with Medicare/Medicaid requirements and reimbursement, health care regulatory issues, including experience with health care fraud and abuse laws and regulations, licensure and certification, contracting.

  • A minimum of 4 to 10 years of experience focused on healthcare regulatory matters, with a major law firm and/or a mid-to-large size healthcare company's legal department highly preferred.

  • A proven track record of providing regulatory advice and counsel working with members of a business and corporate professionals.

  • Experience advising management and supporting regulatory efforts as a business partner with a deep understanding of the business. Recognized as a diligent professional who is a strong attorney but maintains a clear view on the need for productive ongoing relationships with the businesses.

  • Ability to advise on risk while understanding business exigencies.

  • Strong research and analytical skills, and the ability to manage several matters at once.

  • An undergraduate degree and a JD from an accredited law school is required.

  • Admitted to practice law in at least one state.

  • Willing to join the Denver office.

CANDIDATES CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Unquestioned integrity

  • Pragmatic problem-solver

  • Maturity and strong interpersonal skills; one whose counsel and judgment is sought

  • A keen understanding of business, the ability to diagnose legal problems, and present sensible solutions and alternatives

  • The ability to effectively manage time and resources to accomplish ambitious work volume and goals in budget

  • A bright individual who is a "quick study" and grasps issues quickly

  • Good stamina and humor; able to work well under pressure in a fast moving, dynamic company

  • A team participant who can move beyond being just the lawyer to the team

Here is 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 across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.

  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar 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 patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation. Enter text here

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."

Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.

Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply.