The Paralegal will be responsible for drafting and reviewing contracts, coordinating and maintaining contract templates for the Legal Department, reviewing contract terms with internal leadership and external parties and facilitating contract completion, monitoring compliance with Fairview's physician agreements policy, working in an electronic database of physician agreements, assisting in addressing compliance issues related to the federal Stark laws and other federal and state laws, and for performing legal research and other Legal Department projects as assigned by the attorneys. The Paralegal will use independent judgment to perform legal related work under the general supervision of an attorney. This position reports to a Senior Paralegal or an attorney in the Fairview Legal Department but may work with any or all of the staff in the Legal Department on various legal matters.
Process physician agreement requests by drafting and reviewing.
Develop and maintain physician agreement templates for use by the Legal Department (both the paralegals and attorneys).
Manage incoming agreement requests by reviewing the request in I:Manage and coordinating a response from the Legal Dept.
Ensure that fair market value documentation is obtained and appropriate for physician agreements.
Prepare physician agreements based on legal standards and in consultation with Contract Managers and in investigating and documenting stakeholders on contract requirements.
Serve as a central contact person for questions about physician agreements from Contract Managers and operations staff.
Assist attorneys in identifying areas of legal risk related to the federal Stark rules when processing and reviewing physician agreement requests.
Assist in investigating and documenting Stark compliance issues.
In conjunction with Contract Managers, work with electronic database of physician and other agreements.
Assist in the development of contract management workflows to process both incoming physician agreement requests and follow up reviews of active agreements.
Train the Legal Secretary and other members of the Dept on how to use the database.
Prepare non-physician contracts, templates and other legal documents
During contract requests and audits, the Paralegal will meet independently with Legal Dept staff, and, as necessary, business operations and/or the outside party to the contract to resolve contract issues. The Paralegal can perform this work independently and involve Legal Dept staff as needed to resolve legal issues.
Review vendor, Business Associate, Non-Disclosure contracts and other contracts to identify legal issues prior to attorney involvement.
Create, organize and manage contract templates for use by the Legal Dept to gain better efficiency.
Prepare legal memos, correspondence, etc. on various topics.
Identify opportunities for standardization and implement efficiencies in dept operations.
Identify and analyze legal issues and conduct legal research
Prepare legal position statements for attorney review pertaining to policies, operational practices and other transactions.
Participate in the development of policies and procedures.
Interpret and apply legal rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Conduct routine and specific legal and factual research and data compilation.
Perform records research
Analyze legal documents
Coordinate information gathering and review for due diligence
Perform issue analysis and identify alternative solutions
Other Legal Dept duties as assigned.
Serve as a point of contact for internal and external customers when attorneys are unavailable or to determine which attorney to send the matter to.
Assist with the upkeep of the Legal Dept website and create content for the website.
Work cooperatively with the Legal Secretary on projects and file organization.
Assist with other projects as requested by the attorneys.
Four-year degree required or significant and relevant experience working as a paralegal
Previous experience as a Contract Specialist, Paralegal or equivalent position working for a business or law firm in a corporate or health care related area
Four-year degree in a legal, business or health care related field
Knowledge and experience of health care rules, regulations and topics
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, ...Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.