This attorney will provide legal guidance and support to DaVita’s Integrated Kidney Care (DaVita IKC) division on regulatory and compliance-related matters, including, but not limited to, Medicare/Medicare Advantage and Medicaid requirements and reimbursement, federal and state fraud and abuse laws and other health care regulatory laws as such matters arise in the context of outpatient dialysis centers and related businesses. DaVita IKC is a strategic business initiative focused on population health-based programs serving patients through commercial and government payors, accountable care organizations, and health systems. The attorney's primary focus will be advising the Company on issues related to healthcare regulatory and reimbursement laws and regulations, alternative payment arrangements, and transactional matters. DaVita IKC’s model of care arrangements include traditional fee-for-service, shared savings, and fully-delegated value-based arrangements. This position requires expertise in communication, strategic and tactical thinking, navigating complex regulations and government policy, contract negotiation, data sharing / patient privacy matters, fraud and abuse laws and regulations, physician compensation arrangements, and a passion for improving care for some of the most vulnerable and medically-compromised patients. DaVita IKC programs operate under the DaVita IKC and VillageHealth brands for VillageHealth DM, LLC and Total Renal Care, Inc.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Serve as legal regulatory counsel and strategic partner to the DaVita IKC division, with an emphasis on healthcare laws and regulations.
2. Assist other DaVita regulatory attorneys, compliance teammates, and business clients in identifying and resolving legal/regulatory matters.
3. Advise on compliance with federal and state healthcare industry laws and regulations.
4. Monitor changes in relevant regulatory and reimbursement areas, and provide education and legal counsel to clients and JLD teammates on those changes.
The DaVita in-house team is known as the ”Justice League of DaVita” or “JLD.” The Justice League is comprised of approximately 200 attorneys, paralegals, and professionals. The Justice League values diversity, support and respect for each other, analytical rigor, commitment to professional development, and a passion for excellence.
ESSENTIAL BEHAVIORS, SKILLS, AND ATTITUDES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS POSITION
Commitment to DaVita’s core values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun.
Ability to distill and articulate complex legal concepts into “plain English” that clients can readily understand and apply to their business.
Work with clients proactively to identify risks and ensure appropriate risk mitigation strategies are employed.
Provide valuable advice and counsel within the context of the broader business and enterprise-level objectives.
Proactively communicate and manage expectations with multiple constituencies.
Demonstrated business acumen, including the ability to see the “big picture” as well as the relationship of very detailed and specific business issues.
High degree of organization and efficiency with demonstrated attention to detail.
Hands on, efficient and proven ability to “Get [a lot of] Stuff Done” with a bias for action and strong sense of ownership.
A commitment to personal and professional growth.
Candid and personally secure.
Ability and willingness to seek and receive feedback constructively as development opportunities.
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Bonus also part of compensation.
Standard benefit package for FORTUNE 200 Company.
Juris Doctorate degree with a minimum 9 years of legal practice either in healthcare industry.
Prior legal experience within healthcare industry, either in house or with a law firm.
At least one State Bar Admission and in good standing.
Expertise in federal and state regulatory and compliance issues including, without limitation, Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and commercial risk arrangements.
Substantial knowledge of health care fraud and abuse laws and regulations.
Strong research and analytical skills.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Ability to manage several matters at one time in a fast-paced environment.
High degree of maturity and professionalism.
Outside counsel management
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of September 30, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,470 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 196,000 patients. The company also operated 230 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts are recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.