State of Tennessee
Position Description / Responsibilities
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 1.5 million Tennesseans and operates with an annual budget of approximately $11 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
TennCare is made up of the Tennessee Medicaid program, the Office of eHealth Initiatives, the Strategic Planning Initiatives Group and Cover Tennessee. TennCare’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to all divisions of TennCare. This Legal Assistant position is in OGC’s Estate Recovery Unit. As required by federal law, estate recovery is the process by which TennCare recoups payments for long term care services from the estates of individuals who received these services while living. This unit handles a high volume of estate recovery cases and is responsible for recovering over $25 million annually.
Researching estate recovery cases to help determine if they are cost effective to pursue.
Determining if cases qualify for various exemptions to the estate recovery process.
Handling inquiries from interested parties such as heirs at law, outside counsel and the county courts.
Assisting attorneys as needed with various inquiries, research and projects.
Applicants for this position must have experience in the legal industry, with experience in litigation, probate, or bankruptcy law preferred.
Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills and provide excellent customer service to both internal and external clients.
Applicants must have strong organization and have the ability to work independently and prioritize assignments.
Applicants must also have research skills and must show great attention to detail.
Applicants will regularly use case management software (AbacusLaw), Microsoft Office, and various electronic databases.
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.
Job Location: Nashville, Tennessee
How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com by December 18, 2019. Please include a list of at least three references in your cover letter, who will not be contacted without the candidate’s express permission.