Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Industry Guidance Branch Attorney

21 Mar 2018 9:23 PM | Anonymous
Employer: Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Title: Industry Guidance Branch Attorney Position
Job Location: Washington, DC
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Job Description: The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General seeks an experienced health care attorney for its Industry Guidance Branch to prepare advisory opinions, regulations, and guidance documents that address the lawfulness of cutting-edge health care transactions and arrangements under OIG authorities. Potential candidates must have experience with: the anti-kickback statute and other Federal fraud and abuse laws; evolving alternative 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.
• Working in coordination with CMS to draft waivers of certain fraud and abuse laws for various alternative payment models.
• Developing and promoting OIG policies and guidance regarding the anti-kickback statute.
• Advising OIG staff and other government officials on the application of the 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.

Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of health law experience, with at least 3 years of experience with the Federal anti-kickback statute. The position is located in Washington, DC. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

Submit a resume and writing sample (preferably analyzing Federal health care fraud and abuse laws or addressing related compliance matters) by April 2, 2018 to: 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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There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, OIG considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must indicate their preference in their cover letter or resume, and they must submit supporting documentation (e.g., DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and other supporting documentation) that verifies their eligibility for preference. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s)). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of non-service connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).
Experience: 3-5 of health law experience and at least 3 years of experience working with the Federal anti-kickback statute
Salary: The position is at a grade GS-12/13, commensurate with experience.