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Aurora Diagnostics is a leading independent pathology services and cancer diagnostics company, offering integrated diagnostic and personalized medicine consultations and information technology solutions to physicians and hospital systems. Our pathologists provide diagnostic opinions and work collaboratively with referring physicians to determine appropriate patient treatment options. We also provide services to pharmaceutical companies and other research entities to support their efforts to develop new cancer treatments. Our client-centric approach to providing diagnostic services is driven by our belief that the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare are both personal and best delivered locally. With our extensive pathology expertise, Aurora Diagnostics is able to support comprehensive integrated approaches to patient care.
Our mission is to provide physicians and their patients, accurate and timely diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic information. Our vision is to be a premier healthcare provider in every community and region that we serve. Our core values include: quality, integrity, service, knowledge and initiative.
Aurora Diagnostics is currently seeking a General Counsel. This position is based out of our Corporate Office, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The candidate is responsible for directing, overseeing, and controlling legal activities and functions to ensure the organization's legal posture is developed and maintained. Responsible for assisting Sr. Management in managing the many and varied legal affairs by addressing the full range of legal issues including regulatory and reimbursement issues, fraud and abuse issues, contracting, risk management, corporate transactions and governance, real estate and intellectual property.
The selected candidate will be responsible for:
Provides counsel on health care laws including those on privacy, Medicare, Medicare and other government programs, fraud and abuse, stark, anti-kickback laws and EKRA.
Provides guidance on revenue cycle matters, including collections and third party liability issues.
Provides guidance on billing, coding, and other reimbursement matters for compliance with government and commercial health plan requirements.
Negotiates, drafts and reviews contracts and other legal documents, including real estate leases, property and asset acquisitions, purchasing, joint ventures, managed care, physician services, licenses and other intellectual property agreements.
Develops and work with all departments on policies and procedures and investigates and resolves compliance concerns.
Reviews and controls department budget to support systematically planned programs of legal actions or defenses and to assure optimum deployment of resource within approved budget.
Keeps fully informed on all legislation affecting the organization's operations and of all new developments in corporate legal matters, and keeps all levels of management informed of applicable new laws and of the progress and results of court cases.
Serves as liaison with carefully selected outside legal firms and monitors and evaluates their activities.
Studies Constitution, statues, decisions, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies.
Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
Examines material, such as advertisements, publications, etc., for legal implications, advising officials of proposed legislation that might affect the organization.
Applies for copyrights or registration of the organization's products, processes, devices, and trademarks, advising whether to initiate or defend law suits.
Conducts pretrial preparations and defends the organization in lawsuits.
Advises officials on tax matters, government regulations, and/or legal rights.
Represents the company before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of the government.
Completes annual training programs within the required timeframe and regularly attends staff meetings
Maintains strictest confidentiality
Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals
Adherence to HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations
Performs other duties as assigned
To qualify, the successful candidates must possess:
Knowledge of various compliance rules and regulations in the risk management, coding, billing and reimbursement areas.
Knowledge of government requirements for health care compliance programs.
Knowledge of Medicare and insurance laws.
Knowledge and experience in state and federal information privacy laws.
Knowledge of corporate law.
Ability to interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals and businesses.
Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision making.
Skill in analyzing situations accurately and taking effective action.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, management and the public.
Skill in exercising judgment and discretion in developing, applying, interpreting and coordinating policies and procedures.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to partner effectively with others in handling complex issues.
Ability to assume responsibility and exercise authority.
Ability to organize and integrate organization priorities and deadlines.
Juris Doctorate or equivalent law degree from an accredited college or university and current membership in the Bar of the State of Florida or another U.S. State.
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a health care organization advising on a broad range of health law matters.
About Aurora Diagnostics
Aurora Diagnostics is a leading independent pathology services and cancer diagnostics company, offering integrated diagnostic and personalized medicine consultations and information technology solutions to physicians and hospital systems. Our pathologists provide diagnostic opinions and work collaboratively with referring physicians to determine appropriate patient treatment options. We also provide services to pharmaceutical companies and other research entities to support their efforts to develop new cancer treatments.
Aurora Diagnostics operates 32 community-based pathology practices with over 200 board-certified pathologists. We provide services to a broad array of physician specialists, including dermatologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, family practitioners, gastroenterologists, urologists, general surgeons and oncologists.
Our client-centric approach to providing diagnostic services is driven by our belief that the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare are both personal and best delivered locally. With our extensive pathology expertise, we are able to support comprehensive integrated approaches to patient care