Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learning and leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC is seeking an attorney with a strong regulatory and compliance background, including expertise in federal and state fraud, waste and abuse laws and related regulations, Medicare and Medicaid (TennCare) regulations and conditions of participation, and clinical research compliance. Significant experience counseling an academic medical center or teaching hospital on compliance and regulatory issues is highly desirable. This position will carry the title of Division Counsel and will work directly with VUMC and within the Office of Legal Affairs, reporting to a Managing Counsel and the VUMC General Counsel.
Candidates must possess a minimum of seven (7) yearsâ experience providing regulatory risk assessments and assistance with internal and/or external audits to health care providers and supporting and providing legal guidance to compliance teams. Experience managing or responding to fraud, waste and abuse investigations and litigation is also desirable. The successful candidate will be a good negotiator with excellent oral and written communication skills and will have the ability to work independently within a dynamic and fast paced environment. Excellent client management skills and the ability to prioritize competing demands will be necessary.
Provide risk assessments and counsel on all aspects of compliance with state and federal health care operations and billing laws and regulations, including federal and state fraud, waste and abuse laws;
Assist compliance team, VUMC business development and operations teams, and VUMC affiliates in identifying and resolving regulatory compliance matters;
Monitor changes in relevant regulatory areas and provide education on those changes to business and operational personnel and compliance and legal affairs teams;
Advise on Medicare and Medicaid (TennCare) contracting and payment issues, enrollment requirements, and conditions of participation;
Provide legal advice and assistance, including policy development and management support, on issues related to clinical trial billing, resident billing and ACGME and LCME issues, and physician compensation;
Assist the Division Counsel for Research in the review of and advice on research enterprise concerns, including effort reporting, grant accounting, clinical trials billing, and the application of the fraud, waste and abuse laws and regulations to sponsor-supplied equipment, medication and treatment supplies;
Provide regulatory support and assistance on contract and transaction matters in which VUMC may engage; and
Consult with and provide assistance to other colleagues in the Office of Legal Affairs in a highly collaborative and team-oriented fashion.
JD degree from an ABA accredited law school.
Must have at least seven (7) years of directly applicable experience.
Employment contingent upon State of Tennessee licensure or registration and receipt of In-House Counsel Practice Certificate. The successful candidate must also apply for and become licensed in the State of Tennessee within 12 months of employment or, if earlier, the date required under applicable rules of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments:
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association:among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.