Job Description

Community Health Choice, Inc. (Community) is a non-profit managed care organization (MCO), licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance. Through its network of more than 10,000 providers and 94 hospitals, Community serves over 400,000 Members with the following programs:

* Medicaid State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) program for low-income children and pregnant women

* Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the children of low-income parents, which includes CHIP Perinatal benefits for unborn children of pregnant women who do not qualify for Medicaid STAR

* Health Insurance Marketplace Plans that offer individual health coverage that includes preventive care, emergency services, prescription drugs, and hospitalization available to all, regardless of pre-existing conditions.

* Community Health Choice (HMO D-SNP), a Medicare Advantage Dual Special Needs plan for people with both Medicare and Medicaid that combines Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, and Medicaid benefits with additional health benefits like dental, vision, transportation, and more.

Improving Members' experiences is at the heart of every Community position. We strive every day to make sure that our Members have access to the high-quality health care they need and deserve.

Community is accredited by URAC for its health plan operations. We offer care management programs for asthma, diabetes, and high-risk pregnancy. An affiliate of the Harris Health System (Harris Health), Community is financially self-sufficient and receives no financial support from Harris Health or from Harris County taxpayers.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY: 

The Paralegal keeps abreast of a large volume of contracts and provides professional support to the Legal Affairs Department.  The Paralegal is responsible for day-to-day legal-related activities such as, but not limited to, review, revising, and drafting contracts and legal memoranda under the supervision of the attorney; assisting with litigation including responses to letters, subpoenas, and open records requests; organizing information and preparing correspondence and written reports as needed by the department.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:  Bachelors degree and paralegal certification.
  • Work Experience (Years and Area): 4 years preferably in the health care or insurance industry.  Experience should include litigation and contract drafting basics as prior experience in the legal field.
  • Software Operated:  Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point).


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Communication Skills:  Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact),   Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking).  Writing /Composing, Correspondence/Reports.

Other Skills:

  • Analytical, Mathematics, Research, Typing
  • Requires excellent written composition, oral comprehension and expression skills. 
  • Requires excellent communication skills and analytical skills. 
  • General knowledge of Texas and federal laws related to contracts, corporate and transactional legal principles, and knowledge of health care laws, including HIPAA, the Affordable Care Act, the Texas Insurance Code, the Texas Health and Safety Code, and other related laws and regulations is preferred.  Knowledge of contract procedures and administration preferred. Ability to perform internet research and electronic document management skills.

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