The Contracting Counsel is primarily responsible for provider contracting legal practices, regulatory compliance, and consistency with corporate business practices. This includes developing hospital and PHO reimbursement proposals, contracts, and integrated provider risk arrangements and development and management of the provider network. Responsibilities include conducting legal review and issuing legal opinions, researching and analyzing legal issues, maintaining familiarity with corporate business practices and processes, conducting hospital and PHO negotiations and contracting, and negotiating with corporate contracting partners.
Skills and Knowledge
- resolving legal and compliance issues,
- monitoring corporate business processes,
- reviewing and interpreting state and federal statutes and regulations,
- drafting language for all facility, professional provider and vendor contracts,
- negotiating contract provisions and developing and maintaining key vendor relationships.
- The Contracting Counsel maintains relationships with executive-level staff at regional health care partners and works closely with and advises all areas of the Company on matters related to provider contracts.
Education/Professional License Requirements
- J.D. from an accredited law school and member of the Vermont bar;
- with 3 years experience practicing law in a law firm or corporate legal department, or an equivalent combination of health care or insurance expertise and law firm or corporate legal department experience.
- Health care contracting experience desired.