VP, Assistant General Counsel and Compliance Officer

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Women’s Health USA is the leading women’s health strategic growth partner in the nation and is aggressively growing. 
We partner with independent OB/GYNs, in vitro fertilization, and other specialty women’s health practices to be a strategic growth partner to help implement growth strategies that both improve overall care, reduce costs and help secure the financial future for our physician partners. We provide access to capital, dedicated resources, and content expertise to develop additional ancillary services, expand subspecialties and improve managed care contracting.  In addition, we have a 20 year history of successfully helping our partners with numerous back-office functions including payer contracting, revenue cycle management, EMR support, financial and human resource management, marketing and risk management services. Our unique partnership model enables physicians and physician groups to maintain their independence, while leveraging the resources of a national organization.

Our mission is to partner with independent physicians to fundamentally change and improve women’s healthcare throughout the nation. We will achieve this through a true physician partnership model that embraces innovative technology, shares best practices, dedicates expert resources and ensures physicians are rewarded for superior care.

Summary: Provides legal representation to Women’s Health USA (“WHUSA”) and affiliated entities, offering advice on legal matters, most significantly, act as chief legal counsel for JV MSO’s around the country and provide advice and guidance on legal issues impacting the JV’s and local practices and assist General Counsel with local market expansion and growth activities, including addition of new products and add on physician acquisitions. Additionally, provide advice on issues including but not limited to contracts and employment law issues, property interests and government regulations pertaining to our collective businesses. Additional responsibilities include, acting as compliance officer for WHUSA and its affiliated entities. Develops and implement compliance program designed by The Marwood Group for the organization and its JV MSO partners. Develop and implement compliance testing or auditing procedures. Identifies compliance vulnerabilities and takes corrective action. Investigates allegations of illegal, improper, or unethical conduct by employees or company representatives, and addresses violations. Oversees the development of compliance-related training sessions.
Successful candidate must have at least 3 years of demonstrated success in like-type roles within healthcare as well as knowledge and connections within the healthcare industry nationally. 
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Expert draftsperson, reviewing and revising contracts and general corporate transactions:  Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Services Agreements, Management Services Agreements, Loan & Security Agreements, Employment Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements, LLC Operating Agreements, Vendor contracts for IT and operations functions, Equipment Leases, Real Estate Leases/Assignments/Subleases.
Provide assistance and advice to key internal departments including IT, Finance, Human Resources and Marketing.
Provide assistance and advice to local MSO leadership on legal matters impacting local MSO and local practices.
Manage outside counsel relationships.
Compliance – Oversee enterprise compliance function and program build out. Provide advice on HIPAA privacy and security issues and other emerging and existing laws and regulations as they apply to business entities. Oversee local and national compliance staff.
Responsible for general corporate matters and supervision of department paralegal

Skills/qualifications:
Seasoned in healthcare law, with strong background in healthcare, either at a health plan or provider organization (e.g. hospital or large physician organization)
Seasoned in all aspects of contract drafting and negotiation Expert knowledge of HIPAA, Medicare/Medicaid, compliance, informed consents and regulatory matters with pharmaceutical and device studies (e.g. clinical trials),
Familiar with state laws relative to corporate practice of medicine, refunds, sales tax and other items relevant to our collective businesses
Working knowledge of healthcare laws in all states the company currently does and plans to do business.
Ability to multitask and prioritize, including ability to juggle multiple multimillion-dollar transactions simultaneously.
Sound and practical business judgment; excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Ability to establish and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with multiple internal and external constituents


Education/Experience:
At least 7 years of legal experience
Admitted to practice in CT
At least 3 years’ experience at major law firm plus in-house corporate experience

 Background in one or more of the following subjects:
HIPAA/HITECH and state privacy laws
Stark/Anti-kickback
Hospital/provider contracting, including for new payment arrangements (e.g., case rates)
State corporate practice of medicine laws

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