The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for HHS, providing quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports developing and
implementing the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization’s various agencies and divisions.

OGC is comprised of three principal subcomponents: the Immediate Office, Headquarters Divisions, and Regional Offices. Each Headquarters Division is led by an Associate General Counsel, and each of the ten Regional Offices is led by a Chief Counsel. This position is located in Region VII (Kansas City, Missouri). Region VII provides litigation services, programmatic advice, and training on a wide range of legal issues involving Medicare, Medicaid, employment and personnel, civil rights, bankruptcy, HIPAA, Head Start, and requests for information. While attorneys in Region VII may provide legal services to any agency within HHS; most work involves the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Office for Civil Rights. OGC-Region VII covers Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Aug 09, 2023
Full time
$70,103 - $153,490 yearly
The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kansas City, MO, USA
This is a General Attorney Advisor position in the Region VII, Kansas City Office. The attorney will be expected to provide a variety of legal services to one or more Department components in the region, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office for Civil Rights, and Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Administration for Children and Families, on matters which often require coordination with other components of the Department, other OGC offices, or the U.S. Department of Justice. Attorneys may represent the agency in litigation against hospitals, nursing homes, health plans, clinical laboratories, and other health care providers to enforce compliance with federal requirements; aid in the recovery of misspent Medicare, Medicaid, and federal grant funds; advise the Office for Civil Rights in the investigation and resolution of unauthorized uses and/or disclosures of personal health information by health care entities; and represent the...