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Health Attorney

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New York, NY
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Published 13 days ago

The Community Service Society (CSS) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been at the forefront of public policy innovations that support low-income New Yorkers for more than 170 years.  CSS’s Health Initiatives Department runs a number of statewide programs that help New Yorkers find and use their health insurance or otherwise access health care, including: Community Health Advocates (CHA); the Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project (CHAMP); the Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN); and several enrollment assistance programs. These services are free for New York health care consumers and small businesses.  It also coordinates the Health Care for All New York Campaign, a coalition of 170 groups dedicated to securing quality, affordable coverage for all New Yorkers.  CHA serves over 30,000 New Yorkers a year—saving them over $30 million annually in health costs—through a live-answer helpline and a network of community-based organizations.

 

CSS seeks to hire a Health Attorney to provide consumer assistance to people who need assistance with navigating their health coverage, appealing denials of care and negotiating medical debt.  

 

Job Description:

·      Write appeals and complaints and provide hearing representation to clients appealing denials of health insurance coverage.

·      Represent consumers in medical debt court actions and negotiations with providers and debt collectors.

·      Provide information, education, advice, and navigational services to beneficiaries on how to successfully utilize health insurance and/or care.

·      Develop cutting edge legal strategies and policy remedies that address consumer health coverage needs, with a potential specialization in dental coverage and other areas of under-insurance.

·      Respond to live calls from consumers, family members or providers on the CHA Helpline.

·      Provide trainings and presentations to beneficiaries, family members, advocates, providers and others, as needed.

·      Prepare training materials and fact sheets, as needed.

·      Maintain thorough case records of services provided, advice, appeals and/or referrals.

·      Help identify systemic trends or practices that adversely affect clients and work closely with senior CSS staff and other appropriate stakeholders.

·      Other responsibilities identified by Supervisor.

 

Job Requirements:

·      Law degree and must have passed New York State bar.

·      A minimum of two years’ experience providing assistance to consumers and/or advocates on health insurance, or health care access issues.

·      Experience with courtroom or hearing advocacy preferred.

·      Experience writing appeals required.

·      Ability to speak, type and write clearly, concisely, persuasively and keep detailed notes of all communications.

·      Demonstrated expertise in conducting legal research and analysis.

·      Written and spoken fluency in Spanish or a language other than English required.

The Community Service Society (CSS) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been at the forefront of public policy innovations that support low-income New Yorkers for more than 170 years.  CSS’s Health Initiatives…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Salary

Competitive annual salary

Benefits

Competitive benefits package provided.

Competitive benefits package provided.

Level of Language Proficiency

Written and spoken fluency in Spanish or a language other than English required.

Written and spoken fluency in Spanish or a language other than English required.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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