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Associate General Counsel - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 10/29/2018

Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work.(sm) 


Associate General Counsel at OptumInsight is primarily responsible for providing business legal advice to a variety of business lines within OptumInsight.  This role will have a high level of interaction with internal business units, external customers, and strategic partners to provide timely updates and counsel on various legal and regulatory issues.  

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Proactively identify and resolve, and counsel internal clients on regulatory and related legal matters impacting the OptumInsight payment integrity businesses
  • Respond to inquiries from external stakeholders including insured plan members, medical providers and regulatory entities and effectively resolve any escalated situations
  • Assist in counseling business groups on strategic business initiatives, including the development and delivery of new products and services
  • Develop best practices, including policies and procedures, for addressing emerging legal and business risks
  • Participate in and lead negotiations and consultative discussions with key customers and vendors
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Optum and UnitedHealth Group legal departments and businesses
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of personal initiative to understand complex legal and corporate issues
  • Ability to evaluate and determine appropriate legal courses of action to meet business needs
  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates, internal company contacts and external stakeholders

Required Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • 5+ years of professional work experience
  • Experience operating in a highly matrixed and complex business environment
  • Law firm or in-house experience
  • Must be located in Minnesota - relocation not provided
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • An understanding of the healthcare industry including coverage, benefits, claims payment and payor issues
  • Experience with fraud investigations and recovery actions, including actions involving state and federal law enforcement
  • An understanding of relevant laws including ERISA, HIPAA, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, FDCPA and TCPA
  • An understanding of legal issues in data analytics, the use of big data in research and product development, and data de-identification
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent presentation skills

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) 


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.     


UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.   

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