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DFW area - Privacy/Compliance Professional

  • 1.  DFW area - Privacy/Compliance Professional

    Posted 08-05-2019 01:34 PM
    Hello All
    We are currently searching for a Privacy/Compliance Professional in the DFW area.  We have posted the position on the HCCA job board and I wanted to reach out to this group as well.  You may apply via the HCCA Job Board.

    HMS makes the healthcare system work better for everyone. We fight fraud, waste, and abuse so people have access to healthcare-now and in the future. Using innovative technology and powerful data analytics, we help government and commercial payers reduce costs, increase quality, and achieve regulatory compliance. We also help consumers take a more active role in their own health. Each year, we save our clients billions of dollars while helping people live healthier lives. At HMS, you will develop new skills and build your career in a dynamic industry while making a difference in the lives of others.

    This position has primary responsibility for ensuring that HMS effectively manages and responds to privacy incidents and conflict of interest assessments.  Duties include:


    • Lead the review of ERIC reports (internal system), and all privacy incident records received from across the organization, to include assessment of the incident, root cause analysis, documentation, and monitoring of remediation plans where applicable.
    • Conduct and document breach analysis as indicated.
    • Work closely and collaboratively with cross-functional peers in Account Management and Operations to ensure that HMS responds timely to privacy related matters. Support teams in process improvement efforts to minimize future incidents.
    • Oversees privacy repository system, including ensuring system tools continue to evolve and are revised, in collaboration with the system technical team, to meet the needs of the business and regulatory changes.
    • Escalates complex/nonconforming conflict of interest documents and privacy matters to appropriate Division Compliance Officers for guidance.
    • Supporting the Compliance Officer for HMS Federal in Federal-client-specific requirements.
    • Championing optimal practices with other members of the Compliance and Ethics Department - streamlining processes, innovating and reducing cost, with a focus on continual process improvement.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


    • Knowledge of state and federal privacy laws, including HIPAA/HITECH
    • Skilled project manager, with strong organizational agility to align across different HMS departments and teams (including  Operations, Account Management, Federal and Commercial teams, and others)
    • Knowledge sharing; team player with a mindset toward servicing internal and external customers in a positive manner
    • Adept communicator-orally and in writing-who relates to all levels of an organization as well as external stakeholders in a positive, cooperative, manner with a "can do" attitude
    • Sterling ethics and track record of ethical courage. Committed to fostering a collaborative culture of Compliance & Ethics at HMS
    • Resourcefulness, takes initiative to learn HMS products, services, and key stakeholders across the organization 
    • Emotionally mature, demonstrates a non-defensive, objective, fact-based approach to issue resolution; commands personal respect across diverse organizational groups through a collaborative and cooperative work style
    • Organizationally savvy, works effectively with teams in-person and virtually across multiple office locations
    • Adept at learning and working in multiple software programs and applications with ease (Excel, PowerPoint, licensed software)

    Minimum Education

    ·      Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

    ·      Experience in HIPAA privacy required

    ·      Successful track record administering compliance program components and initiatives-Communications, Training, Privacy, Records Management, etc.

    ·      Must not be currently sanctioned or excluded from any program operated by Federal or State Agencies, including Medicare and Medicaid

    Certifications (Required/Desired)


    Healthcare compliance and/or privacy certifications preferred (e.g., CHC, CHPC, CCEP)

    Minimum Related Work Experience


    3+ years of experience working for companies in healthcare and/or other highly-regulated industries, and in the key functional areas above. 

    Amber Hersma, CCEP
    Compliance and Privacy
    Irving, Texas

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