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Fraud Investigator - Medicare

Company: Peraton
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Responsibilities

SafeGuard Services (SGS), a subsidiary of Peraton, performs data analysis, investigation, and medical review to detect, prevent, deter, reduce, and make referrals to recover fraud, waste, and abuse.

Since 1999, SGS has preventedmore than$9.65 billion in inappropriate payments,consisting of nearly $5.98billion in proactively Prevented Dollars and more than $3.69 billion in Recovered Dollars. Our experience with fraud and abuse analytics has resulted in the referral of thousands of cases to law enforcement and resulted in successful criminal and civil prosecution and civil monetary penalties.

Position Overview:

The position is expected to perform high level complex investigations of medical professional service providers and develop cases for future action, including referral to law enforcement, education, over payment recovery and other administrative actions. Will work with internal resources and external agencies to develop cases and corrective actions as well as respond to requests for data and support.

An investigator uses good judgment and may work independently with minimum supervision and direction. The investigator also may work as part of a team as there may be times when the investigator needs to work with state and/or federal investigators and other personnel. An investigator handles multiple caseload assignments concurrently; organizes and analyzes complex evidentiary patterns; interviews and obtains statements from witnesses and others.

Investigators may also be required to complete complex investigative reports that apply regulations or rules to the program(s) affected by the behavior being investigated. There may also be times when the investigator will need to apply federal or state laws.

Investigators are expected to research and understand the relevant offenses being investigated; conduct efficient and effective investigations concerning those alleged offenses and detect or verify suspected violations; obtain information and evidence by observation, record examination, and interview. Investigators then analyze the results of the investigation to ascertain if the allegations have been corroborated and work with others to determine the appropriate steps that need to be taken to address the issues.

As part of an investigation, the investigator will need to prepare correspondence; be objective and accurate and communicate with others with tact. There may be times when investigators need to react to unplanned situations, be flexible in planning their activities and adopt effective courses of action.

As investigators will be working with health privacy information, they also must maintain confidentiality and understand all the laws, rules and regulations concerning health privacy.

Qualifications

  • BS 5-7 Years, MS 3-5, PhD 0-2
  • Telework available from Florida
  • Three to five years investigative experience preferred
  • Strong investigative skills
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Strong PC knowledge and skills Desirable Qualifications:

    The most competitive candidates will have:
    • Strong background in investigations.
    • Experience in reviewing claims for technical requirements, performing medical review, and/or developing fraud cases
    • Knowledge of investigative practices regarding healthcare providers.
    • Knowledge of Medicare and/or Medicaid programs and the rules, regulations, policies and procedures
    • Background in evaluating, reviewing and analyzing medical claims and records
    • Ability to learn and operate a variety of data systems, equipment and tools used in investigations

      Essential Functions:
      • This position may require the incumbent to appear in court to testify about work findings.
      • Ability to perform research and draw conclusions
      • Ability to present issues of concern, citing regulatory violations, alleging schemes or scams to defraud the Government
      • Ability to organize a case file, accurately and thoroughly document all steps taken
      • Ability to compose correspondence, reports and referral summary letters
      • Ability to educate providers, provider associations, law enforcement, other contractors and beneficiary advocacy groups on program safeguard matters
      • Ability to communicate effectively, internally and externally
      • Ability to interpret laws and regulations
      • Ability to handle confidential material.
      • Ability to report work activity on a timely basis.
      • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to deliver high quality work
      • Ability to attend meetings, training, and conferences, overnight travel required

Keywords: Peraton, Tallahassee , Fraud Investigator - Medicare, Other , Tallahassee, Florida

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