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McKesson’s well-regarded General Counsel Organization is seeking an experienced healthcare lawyer with regulatory experience to support the Retail Solutions segment of McKesson’s U.S. Pharma & Specialty business unit. The Retail Solutions segment provides value-added services to retail pharmacy customers and includes a pharmacy services administrative organization (PSAO) and retail pharmacy franchise (Health Mart), as well as a marketing support organization. On behalf of 7,000+ community-based, hospital-affiliated and small chain pharmacy members, McKesson’s PSAO contracts with payors and pharmacy benefit managers for network participation and performance-based arrangements. Health Mart, McKesson’s independent community pharmacy franchise, provides operational support and patient-facing clinical solutions to over 5,000 community pharmacies.
Provides day-to-day legal support for the PSAO, including: contract drafting and negotiation with payors/pharmacy benefit managers, retail community pharmacies, hospital-affiliated pharmacies and small chain pharmacies; and counseling on legal aspects of PSAO operations (e.g., customer credentialing, antitrust compliance, data integrity, contract compliance);
Provides legal support for the Health Mart franchise system, including: counseling on patient-facing clinical programs and services; reviewing marketing materials; and overseeing franchise disclosures and regulatory filings;
Provides health care regulatory advice (AKS, FCA, Privacy, CMS and state rules and regulations) related to arrangements with payors, pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies;
Serves as the key legal advisor to business unit leadership on a wide array of topics relating to the Retail Solutions segment needs, including legal risk mitigation, customer and payor/pharmacy benefit manager relationship management, strategic initiatives, compliance programs, and proposed joint venture arrangements and acquisitions; and
Frequently interacts with other internal legal, compliance, and business stakeholders across functional groups, as well as specialized outside counsel.
7-10 years of corporate law experience
Law firm experience combined with in-house experience, preferred
Excellent commercial contracting drafting and negotiation skills
Knowledge of healthcare fraud and abuse laws and HIPAA
General understanding of managed care and Medicare laws
Ability to provide sound, clear legal advice within the company, including senior business executives
Ability to adapt communication style depending on the recipient’s level of sophistication about legal issues
Comfortable working on multiple projects concurrently
Business acumen dealing with risk management and organizational savvy
Ability to work closely with, facilitate interactions within, and influence large cross-functional teams (including representatives from other areas of the General Counsel Organization regulatory and compliance professionals, sales professionals and operations managers)
Must be a team player who can develop strong working relationships and work collaboratively with internal clients and other members of the legal team
Experience with retail pharmacy reimbursement and/or payor contracting preferred
Juris Doctor Degree with excellent academic credentials. Member of a jurisdiction is required.
Internal Number: JR0003485
McKesson is the oldest and largest healthcare company in the nation, serving more than 50% of U.S. hospitals and 20% of physicians. We deliver one-third of all medications used daily in North America with operations in more than 16 countries.