UCare

Assistant General Counsel

Employer
UCare
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Dec 30, 2020
Closes
Mar 25, 2021
Ref
2214
Category
Healthcare
Employment Status
Full Time
Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs.

UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.

Rewards

Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers.

At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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EOE/AA

ABOUT UCARE

UCare offers Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Family health plans - powered by the hardest working people in the industry. Our people powered teams de-complicate, advocate and always go the extra mile to help our members. We serve with integrity, compassion and commitment to do right by members, providers and government partners. Above all, we come to work excited to provide members a path for the best health of their lives.

WORKING AT UCARE

Working at UCare is more than a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Employees join UCare and stay because of the opportunity to have a purpose-driven job.

Our strong culture has established UCare as a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace for 11 consecutive years since the awards program began. It's a culture that embraces innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and exemplary customer and provider experiences. Working at UCare is being a part of a people powered team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities.

ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL

Position Description

This position is responsible to provide legal advice and representation on a variety of business and regulatory issues, including but not limited to provider payment and contracting, credentialing, information technology contracting, vendor and supplier contracting, privacy and security issues, and employment law matters. Support the Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer in managing and coordinating responses to litigation and to government audits and investigations. Participate in product development, implementation and management, including the provision of legal advice with respect to Medicare Advantage plans, Medicaid managed care plans, and products sold in the commercial individual health insurance market.

• Understand UCare's business operations and goals, and the regulations and government contract requirements affecting UCare's business.

• Participate in committees and workgroups as appropriate, including but not limited to the Reimbursement & Contracting Strategy Committee, the Privacy & Data Security Committee, and the Credentialing Committee.

• Advise the Provider Relations & Contracting Department on provider contract issues and maintain and update provider contract templates consistent with current business and regulatory requirements.

• Respond to requests for advice and proactively identify potential legal issues; conduct related research and analysis, and clearly communicate advice and recommendations, including options where appropriate.

• Review, draft, and negotiate as appropriate, contracts with vendors, working with business leaders to address business goals and communicate legal risks; assist in overseeing UCare's Corporate Paralegal in managing vendor contract files.

• Support Associate General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer in managing litigation, including working with outside counsel, determining strategy, and responding to discovery requests.

• Collaborate with UCare's Corporate Paralegal in maintaining and updating contract templates for vendors and delegates, including information technology licensing, purchase and maintenance agreements, and advise the Paralegal in responding to variations from template language.

• Advise Compliance, Accounting and Government Relations Departments regarding regulatory audits and investigations, as determined by the Associate General Counsel and/or the Chief Legal Officer.

• Provide legal guidance as appropriate to the Privacy Officer, Information Security Officer and to business leaders facing data privacy issues.

• Participate in legal workgroups sponsored by industry associations, such as the Minnesota Council of Health Plans and America's Health Insurance Plans.

• Provide legal services as otherwise determined by the Associate General Counsel and/or the Chief Legal Officer.

• Other projects and duties as assigned.

Education

Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school. Licensed in good standing to practice law in the State of Minnesota or be eligible for membership in the Minnesota Bar.

Required Experience

Three years of progressively more responsible experience in-house and/or with a large law firm.

Preferred Experience

The candidate will be an experienced health lawyer representing provider and/or health plan clients.

THE UCARE DIFFERENCE

The UCare difference is our people power - employees actively working on the behalf of our members to get them access to the health care they need. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and provide the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, and a myriad of volunteer activities. If you're looking for an inclusive environment that celebrates your people power, helps you build on your strengths and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

JOB POST DATE: 12/29/2020

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