We are recruiting for a Director and Operations Counsel, Hospital Division in our Law Department located in Louisville, Kentucky.
Provides legal counsel and advice to management and operations personnel of the Hospital Division of Kindred Healthcare, LLC, a large for-profit health care provider company. The Hospital Division operates 74 long term acute care hospitals in 18 states. Position advises and coordinates with management personnel, field operators, governmental regulatory and law enforcement agencies and outside counsel. Position reports to the Company's Vice President and Chief Counsel, Hospital Division. Office is located at the corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.
Prepares and negotiates physician contracts across entire division. Responsible for managing internal contract management system.
Advises on regulatory compliance, risk management, hospital governance, audit and government survey issues.
Identifies legal risks and develops proactive compliance and loss control techniques and recommendations.
Develop and implement market specific physician integration plans in compliance with federal and state legal requirements and in alignment with hospital or market needs.
Manages internal and external investigations including: allegations of improper billing, reportable incidents, suspected patient abuse, and neglect, physician disciplinary matters and potential civil and criminal law violations.
Advises on end-of-life planning and decision making issues including termination of life support, withholding of nutrition and hydration, and advance directives.
Advises on fraud and abuse laws, False Claims Act, Stark Act, anti-kickback statutes, government reimbursement rules and related or similar state laws.
Manages outside counsel and litigation in areas of regulatory appeals, state and federal fines, licensure actions and various civil and criminal investigations.
Provides general commercial legal advice including but not limited to drafting and negotiating various outside ancillary services and managed care contracts.
Advises on issues involving guardianship, living will, power of attorney and surrogate legal representation of patients. Creates and provides documentation for facilities, as appropriate.
Provides education and training on legal issues to managers and field operators.
Develops special programs including resource tools for distribution to management and the field operators
Juris Doctor degree
Admission to a State Bar, admission in Kentucky to be completed upon hire
5 plus years experience providing legal advice to health care related industries. Knowledge of federal and state laws including Medicare and Medicaid certification, Stark, Anti-kickback and reimbursement rules is desirable. Litigation experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of long term acute care hospitals a plus.
Depending on a candidate's qualifications, this position may be filled at a different level.
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