• Assistant Litigation Paralegal

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Req No.
    2018-2225
    Category
    Human Resources, Legal & Organization Engineering
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Summary of Major Responsibilities

    The Assistant Litigation Paralegal performs a variety of legal support duties relating to the company’s litigation and risk management efforts, especially as to billing and reimbursement.  This position regularly interfaces with legal team members, other employees, and third parties with whom the company interacts to gather and exchange information.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Be a connection between legal and the billing and reimbursement team to conduct analysis of data and trends related to insurance payor performance. Handle details of a highly confidential, critical and time sensitive nature, including patient information. 
    • Work with litigation counsel to develop and revise legal strategy as to appeals and other legal efforts related to billing and reimbursement.
    • Be able to identify and isolate trends from payor reimbursement data and use those trends to inform analysis as to future legal strategy.
    • Research laws and regulations related to relevant legal issues, including insurance billing and reimbursement in government payor programs and as to commercial insurance.
    • Maintain clear and complete records related to legal’s efforts with insurance payors and appeals activity.
    • Communicate with patients, physicians and insurance companies related to billing and reimbursement issues and trends.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by legal management.

    Occasional Duties and Responsibilities

    • Preparation and review of external communications related to pending legal issues.

    Qualifications

    Mandatory Skills

    • Must be proactive and have the ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
    • Must be proficient in using basic software applications including Microsoft Office.
    • Must have superb attention to detail and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to interface and work effectively with all levels of the organization, employees, customers, etc.
    • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously within defined timelines and prioritize when necessary.
    • Excellent internal and external customer service skills.
    • Adaptable, open to change and able to work in ambiguous situations and respond to new information and unexpected circumstances.
    • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and effectively connect with others; approachable & viewed as a responsive resource for employees and leaders.

    Education and Experience

    • Paralegal’s Certificate from ABA approved program strongly preferred; significant, substantive related experience may be considered in lieu of formal paralegal education.
    • At least one (1) year of experience as a paralegal, preferably in litigation area.
    • Experience working in or with health insurance industry a strong plus.

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time and up to 8 hours per day.
    • Ability to sit for an extended period of time.
    • Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with employees, insurance payors, customers, etc. face-to-face, via the telephone or by email.

    Exact Sciences is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. The Company’s affirmative action program is available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request. 

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