Appeals Litigation Administration Legal Assistant
TennCare is Tennessee's managed care Medicaid program that provides health insurance coverage to certain groups of low-income individuals such as pregnant women, children, caretaker relatives of young children, older adults, and adults with physical disabilities. TennCare provides coverage for approximately 1.3 million Tennesseans and operates with an annual budget of approximately $12 billion. It is run by the Division of TennCare with oversight and some funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
WHY WORK AT TENNCARE?
TennCare’s mission is to improve the lives of Tennesseans by providing high-quality cost-effective care. To fulfill that purpose, we equip each employee for active participation and empower teams to communicate and work collaboratively to improve organizational processes in order to make a difference in the lives our members. Because of the positive impact TennCare has on the lives of the most vulnerable Tennesseans, TennCare employees report that their work provides them with a sense of meaning, purpose, and accomplishment. TennCare leadership understands that employees are our most valuable resource and ensures professional and leadership development are a priority for the agency.
JOB AND DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW
Legal Assistant will be responsible for performing administrative functions on behalf of the Appeals Operations Group such as scheduling appeals for hearings, routing continuance requests as necessary, creating electronic records of appeal requests, arranging for translation services when appropriate, maintaining attorneys' calendars, hearing calendars and the litigation timetables for attorneys. Legal Assistant will also be responsible for researching, reviewing and implementing all court orders rendered from an appeal hearing. Legal Assistant may have to determine eligibility and/or extend Medicaid coverage to match order request.
· Maintaining attorneys’ calendars
· Maintaining hearing calendars and litigation timetables for attorneys
· Special Projects
· Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college, university, or professional school with one of the following:
o Associate’s Degree in Paralegal or Legal Assistant studies;
o OR Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal or Legal Assistant studies;
o OR Paralegal Certificate;
o OR one year (28 semester hours) of graduate level law school
· Ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
· Ability to exercise sound judgment
· Strong organizational skills necessary, including the ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage workload to meet specific timeframes and deadlines
· Excellent writing and communication skills required
Job Location: Nashville, Tennessee
How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send their resumes along with a cover letter to Kierra.Claiborne@tn.gov by July 17, 2019.
Position Status: Executive Service
Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.