Assistant General Counsel - Managed Care Contracting

  • Apria Healthcare
  • Remote
  • Dec 09, 2021
Full time Health Care Legal

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in execution of the company's legal program
  • Drafts and negotiates complex agreements and other high-level documents, which may include revenue-producing contracts for national managed care accounts, stock or asset purchase agreements, real estate leases, equipment purchase or technology licensing agreements and other operational documents.
  • Works cross-functionally with managed care sales and management team, Human Resources department, IT department, Revenue Management, regulatory compliance, operations, and other departments to ensure contractual terms are compliant with legal and regulatory requirements, and company policies and risk preferences.
  • Researches applicable law and legal developments stemming from contract negotiations and related to topics/issues such as managed care, data security, privacy, import/export laws, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, trademark/patent infringement, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, and employment.
  • Communicates and negotiates with opposing counsel when issues arise related to contract negotiations.
  • Oversees handling of managed care Requests for Proposals and government bids, and matters related to the Apria Pharmacy Network.
  • Oversees all aspects of company branch relocations and closures to ensure proper protocols are followed pursuant to the terms of managed care payor contracts.
  • Provides legal advice and assistance to the field and corporate management regarding healthcare regulatory and other complex legal issues.
  • May assist with the preparation or review of documentation related to financial transactions and corporate governance documents and may conduct or participate in litigation or respond or assist in responding to government and other audits and investigations.
  • Assists in the administration of outside counsel relationships.
  • Conducts presentations or prepares educational materials for corporate and field personnel, including management and sales employees, regarding applicable laws and regulations.
  • Assists with training new managed care sales and management team on processes and protocols related to contract management database program.
  • Reviews marketing materials to ensure compliance with contractual requirements and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Manages and/or performs special assignments and projects as assigned by General Counsel or other senior members of the Legal Department.
  • Responsible for being aware of proposed and existing legislation and other legal developments affecting the company and works with Legal Department staff to communicate new legal developments to appropriate company personnel.    
  • Develops policies and protocols for department staff and supervises subordinate staff for development, project direction and production quality and quantity.
  • Responsible for hiring, coaching, performance appraisal and disciplining of subordinate staff.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • May supervise subordinate attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff.