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The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services, seeks an experienced health care attorney for its Industry Guidance Branch. The position is at a grade commensurate with experience. The position is located in Washington, DC. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed. Salary: GS-12/13.
Industry Guidance Branch
The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General seeks an experienced health care attorney to prepare advisory opinions, regulations, and guidance documents that address the lawfulness of cutting-edge health care transactions and arrangements under OIG authorities. Attractive candidates must have experience with: the Federal anti-kickback statute and other Federal fraud and abuse laws; emerging health care delivery systems and payment models; complex health care business transactions; and the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Knowledge and experience litigating criminal, civil, or administrative cases, including cases involving OIG's administrative sanction authorities, also will be considered. The position requires excellent written and oral communication skills. The attorney's duties would include:
- Reviewing and analyzing advisory opinion requests and drafting advisory opinions.
- Drafting safe harbor regulations, compliance program guidance, fraud alerts, and special advisory bulletins.
- Reviewing Department regulations related to the Medicare and Medicaid programs and other health care-related topics.
- Developing and promoting OIG policies and guidance regarding the Federal anti-kickback statute.
- Advising OIG staff and other government officials on the application of the Federal fraud and abuse laws.
- Responding to questions and issues from industry representatives regarding compliance with the Federal fraud and abuse laws.
The attorney may also be called upon to perform other duties, including assisting with the investigation and litigation of cases involving allegations of false claims, kickbacks, and Stark law violations.
Submit a resume and writing sample (preferably analyzing Federal health care fraud and abuse laws or addressing related compliance matters) by November 5, 2014, to: IGB.Resumes@oig.hhs.gov. To the extent that a writing sample does not represent solely the work product of the applicant, the specific contributions of others should be identified.
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