The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General is seeking 2Ls for paid (GS-9), full-time Summer internship in the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General. Interns will perform legal research, draft briefs, and write legal memoranda in the areas of health care fraud and abuse and assignments may include drafting briefs for submission in administrative proceedings; assisting attorneys evaluating instances of fraud that are self-disclosed to the OIG; researching HHS program regulations in support of an audit; assisting attorneys tin reviewing documents submitted by entities under a Corporate Integrity Agreement, or performing legal research on topics related to health care fraud and abuse including the Anti-Kickback Law, the Stark Law, exclusions law, and EMTALA. The office hopes to give interns an opportunity to work with most of its 5 branches. (See job posting for examples of assignments that could or occur in each branch.)
OCIG provides legal advocacy and counsel to OIG’s investigators, auditors and evaluators, and law enforcement partners in the DOJ and USAO. It has 5 branches: (1) the Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch, which handles civil fraud and abuse cases involving Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs; works with the DOJ in global resolution of civil False Claims Act cases; initiates administrative cases under the Civil Monetary Penalties Law; and defends decisions to exclude providers from participating in Federal health care programs; (2) the Industry Guidance Branch issues advisory opinions on whether an activity constitutes grounds for sanction under the Anti-Kickback Statute, or other authorities, and provides legal advice to HHS and the DOJ on the Anti-Kickback Statute; (3) the Advice Branch provides legal advice on issues such as the scope and exercise of OIG’s authorities and responsibilities; investigative procedures; audits and inspections; and the impact of legislative proposals; (4) the Affirmative Litigation Branch focuses on investigating and initiating fraud cases under OIG’s Civil Monetary Penalty and exclusion authorities; and (5) the Exclusions Branch promotes the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of HHS managed programs, and provides reinstatement to individuals and entities permitting them back into the Federal health care programs.
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Application deadline: 04/05/2021
Announcement number: HHS-OIG-IN-9-11068258
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