HHS' OIG seeks health IT attorney: 4 notes

The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General at HHS, which provides all legal services for the agency's Office of Inspector General, posted a job listing for a health IT attorney.

Four notes:

1. The Office of Counsel's administrative and civil remedies branch is looking to hire an attorney with subject matter expertise in health IT to represent the OIG in administrative and civil fraud enforcement actions, as well as to monitor compliance of providers under integrity agreements and to provide legal advice related to health IT issues, among other tasks.

2. The health IT attorney must have legal experience and significant knowledge regarding incentive payments for adopting health IT systems, such as EHRs. He or she must also have between three and five years of legal experience, with at least two years of experience related to health IT subjects such as EHR interoperability and the breach notification rule.

3. The position is a two-year term appointment, with the possibility to extend up to four years. The salary for the role ranges from $96,970 to $164,200, commensurate with experience, according to the job posting on the OIG website.

4. Applications for the job opening will close March 13.

To learn more about the position, click here.

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