Staff Attorneys - Washington, DC Or Baltimore, MD

Dept. of Health & Human Services
Washington, DC
Sep 01, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Full Time
The US Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division, has immediate openings for staff attorneys in either our Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD office.A' CMS Division staff attorneys provide a broad range of legal services for several HHS programs and clients on issues that affect millions of Americans and regularly garner significant news coverage.A' The CMS Division's client programs include Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, select programs under title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and models and initiatives of the CMS Innovation Center, as well as initiatives of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). A' The openings are for positions in our Program Review Group.A' Program Review Group attorneys provide legal advice on policies, regulations, and guidance issued by CMS, the nation's largest health care payer, and ONC, which stands at the forefront of the nation's health IT efforts.A' Matters we review include Federal Register documents, National Coverage Determinations, Innovation Center model documents, Medicaid section 1115 demonstrations, State Medicaid director letters, reports to Congress, GAO reports, press materials, and significant correspondence. Because our clients' programs are often the subject of legislation, significant public scrutiny, and litigation, Program Review Group attorneys frequently provide counsel on challenging and novel legal questions, including those of such importance that they ultimately have been decided by the United States Supreme Court.A' For this reason, we seek candidates who are knowledgeable about health care and administrative law.A' A' Ideal candidates will have significant experience with Administrative Procedure Act rulemaking issues. Demonstrated experience or familiarity with Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, CMS quality reporting and incentive programs, Innovation Center models, and Medicare payment, coverage, and eligibility is desirable. We also are looking for candidates who have significant experience with the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Exchanges and other federal private market reform provisions applicable to health insurance issuers and group health plans. In addition, we are seeking candidates familiar with ONC's health IT initiatives.A' These positions offer a broad range of experience, substantial responsibility, and work that is both intellectually engaging and professionally rewarding.A' Attorneys will have direct client contact and interact with colleagues throughout OGC and other government offices. A' Ideal candidates will have strong academic credentials, significant regulatory and administrative law experience, and superb writing, communication, and analytical skills. We strongly prefer candidates with at least 4 years of legal experience. Interested applicants should submit a short cover letter, a resume, one legal writing sample, and a law school transcript (if less than 10 years of legal experience) by email to . You must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and a member in good standing of the bar in one of the highest courts of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of qualified candidates. We must receive applications by COB Thursday, September 30, 2021. We expect to be conducting interviews by phone, WebEx, or other video conferencing platform.A'

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