Senior Collections Attorney in Nashville, TN at Parallon

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

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Job Description



Attorney – Senior Counsel to Shared Services Center

Parallon believes that organizations that continuously learn and improve will thrive. That’s why after more than a decade Parallon remains dedicated to helping hospitals and hospital systems operate knowledgeably, intelligently, effectively and efficiently in the rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace, today and in the future. As one of the healthcare industry’s leading providers of business and operational services, Parallon is uniquely equipped to provide a broad spectrum of customized revenue cycle services.



Job Summary – Attorney will serve as in-house counsel and as a general legal resource for planning, directing and supervising legal and compliance activities relating to the Shared Services Center (SSC) operations, with a primary focus on the collection of patient receivables from third party payers.  Approximately 70-80% of Attorney’s time will be dedicated to collection activities.  Through its Shared Services Centers (SSCs), Parallon Business Performance Group provides certain healthcare related shared services, including the collection of healthcare receivables, to both HCA affiliates and external customers.  This position will work directly with Parallon Legal Staff, HCA legal staff and external counsel.

Duties:


  • Review accounts and work with collections and payment compliance departments to reverse denials, resolve underpayments, combat payer stalls and otherwise collect on accounts receivables
  • Manage and resolve bankruptcy, receivership, lien, third party auto injury and worker’s compensation issues related to the collection of receivables
  • In conjunction with the Parallon Legal team and HCA Legal Department, manage outside counsel litigation against payers, as necessary
  • Handle third-party subpoenas and discovery requests
  • Provide legal advice to the SSC and recommend policies on such topics as debt collection; credit reporting; balance billing; hospital liens, bankruptcy; risk management; and health information management
  • Support the negotiation and contracting process for SSC local vendor agreements
  • Supervise paralegal and other legal personnel
  • Serve as liaison to Parallon Legal team, HCA Legal Department and outside counsel




Job Requirements



EDUCATION
JD from accredited Law School


EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum ten (10)  years legal experience, at least some of which should include dealing with Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and other collection agency requirements; ideal candidate will have substantial experience working with insurance companies and other third parties in the collection of patient receivables
  • Experience in estate/probate, lien law, workers compensation, bankruptcy, healthcare law, and collection of healthcare receivables preferred
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating contracts



 
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE
License in good standing in the state of Tennessee