Apria Paralegal in Lake Forest, California

Title: Paralegal

Location: CA-Lake Forest

Job Number: 045010

Apria Healthcare is one of nation’s leading providers of home healthcare products and services including respiratory therapy, sleep apnea therapy, non-invasive ventilation therapy, enteral nutrition therapy, negative pressure wound therapy and home medical equipment. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Apria owns and operates branch locations across the nation and serves more than 1.8 million patients each year. With over $1 Billion in annual revenues, Apria is one of the largest home healthcare companies in the United States. Apria was the first company of its type to obtain voluntary accreditation from The Joint Commission and has been continuously accredited for more than 25 years. For more information, visit

www.apria.com .

This position will support Apria’s Legal Department in managing claims and litigation.

This paralegal will work closely with in-house counsel and will have direct contact with business partners in Human Resources, Clinical Compliance, Operations, and Logistics, as well as outside counsel.

Requisite skills include the abilities to: function effectively in a fast-paced environment; prioritize tasks; and, communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing.

Assist in-house counsel with investigating and managing claims and litigation from initial intake through disposition including: gathering, reviewing, and summarizing records; interviewing witnesses; handling insurance reporting; retaining and managing outside counsel; drafting and reviewing discovery responses; calendaring; and tracking progress.

Manage the Legal Hold Order process for all claims and litigation.

Serve as administrator of the Legal Department’s matter management, legal hold, and billing system.

Manage certain customer/patient billing disputes, including attorney general complaints and small claims cases, by coordinating research of the account, drafting/revising written responses, coordinating settlements, and preparing employees to appear in small claim court when necessary.

Performs other related duties as directed by supervisor.

Qualifications:

Education or experience equivalent to a four year college degree is required.

Paralegal certification or equivalent legal training is required.

At least five years experience handling litigation-related matters is required.

Proficiency in MS Office products is required.

Experience with Access, CounselLink, NRAI service of process website and/or knowledge of healthcare/insurance-related billing procedures is desired.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be considered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires constant sitting and occasional standing and walking.

Constant talking and hearing.

Requires the use of hands to finger, handle or feel constantly.

Ability to lift up to 10 pounds is an occasional requirement.

Vision requirements include close vision, distant vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Apria Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet

Job: Legal/Compliance