Apria Healthcare

  • Contracts Counsel

    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Location : Location
    US-CA-Lake Forest
    Full/Part Time
  • Job Summary

    With over 300 locations across the US, Apria Healthcare’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our 1.8 million patients at home by providing home respiratory services and select medical equipment to help them sleep better, breathe better, heal faster, and thrive longer. Additional information can be found at www.apria.com.




    • Reviews, analyzes, and redlines third-party regional and national managed care contract documents from initial submission through execution and implementation, including contract comparisons and general compensation analyses ensuring contract and other legal documents reflect managed care strategic goals.
    • Work closely with other departments (Medical Analytics/Reimbursement Systems/Revenue Management and operations) to ensure contractual reimbursement and operational terms are consistent with company’s policies and procedures.
    • Review agreement requests from managed care staff and management clients and determine which agreements are suitable to address clients’ business goals, including Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreements, Business Associate Agreements, Letters of Agreements, supplier agreements, and settlement agreements. 
    • Assists field managed care sales staff by interpreting existing contract language. 
    • Performs research of managed care legal issues, including state and federal regulations related to Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, PPOs, and maintains working knowledge of basic healthcare regulatory requirements.
    • Researches State and federal laws and regulations applicable to contract interpretation issues and company processes.
    • Oversees review of, as requested, contract documents or work product produced by Contracts Analysts/Contract Specialists.
    • Drafts correspondence and provides legal advice relative to contract disputes.
    • Oversees special projects as requested by company internal clients.


    • Performs other duties as required.



    • N/A

    Minimum Required Qualifications



    Education and/or Experience

    • Four year college degree or equivalent experience is required. 
    • Law degree from an accredited law school is required.
    • Three years of related experience is required.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

    • State bar membership



    • Experience redlining provider contracts from the Payor or the Provider side would be a plus.
    • Skill in drafting and revising contract language is required.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written (e-mails/letters/memos) and verbal (telephonic and in-person), are a must.
    • Interpersonal skills are critical – must be internal-Customer oriented, a team player, and able to balance multiple projects and their respective deadlines.


    Computer Skills

    • Word, Excel


    Language Skills

    • English (reading, writing, verbal)


    Mathematical Skills



    Other Skills




    While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.  The employee uses computer and telephone equipment.  Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.  Must be able to travel by plane and automobile (if applicable).



    While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Join the Apria team for a rewarding opportunity in healthcare!  Competitive pay rates with cash incentives and full benefit packages available, including health, dental, vision, disability and 401(k).


    Apria Healthcare is committed to hiring veterans and military spouses. 

    EEO Statement

    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.


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