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Lead Pharmacy Counsel, vitaCare Prescription Services

Company: GoodRx Inc.
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

GoodRx is America's healthcare marketplace. Each month, millions of people visitto find reliable health information and discounts for their healthcare - and we've helped people save $35 billion since 2011. We provide prescription discounts that are accepted at more than 70,000 pharmacies in the U.S., as well as telehealth services including doctor visits and lab tests. Our services have been positively reviewed by Good Morning America, The New York Times, NBC News, AARP, and many others.Our goal is to help Americans find convenient and affordable healthcare. We offer solutions for consumers, employers, health plans, and anyone else who shares our desire to provide affordable prescriptions to all Americans.The Lead Pharmacy Counsel, vitaCare Prescription Services will join the fast growing GoodRx Legal Team and will be the primary legal advisor for Goodrx's subsidiary vitaCare Prescription Services (VPS).This role closely collaborates with the executive leadership team, managers, pharmacists, and corporate Legal to ensure regulatory compliance for vitaCare Prescription Services. You will work as a key consultative partner to the team to review new and existing client offerings to ensure compliance, including serving as primary legal contact for VitaCare clients.This role will also serve as the lead of HIPAA Privacy compliance, acting as the VPS HIPAA Privacy and Compliance Officer, and is responsible for successful accreditation, regulatory and operational compliance with enacted federal and state rules and regulations, pharmacovigilance, CMS regulations and other accrediting bodies, i.e., URAC.This role has oversight of the PDMP (prescription drug monitoring program), and ownership of client/partner audits, Board of Pharmacy audits, surveys, investigations, and regulatory inquiry responses.Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as liaison to pharmacy staff and provide broad oversight for licensing, accreditation standards, federal and state rules and regulations, CMS regulations, audits and Board of Pharmacy inquiries, pharmacy specific accreditations held, and regulatory standards and their interpretations.
  • Provide consultation to VPS leadership to identify and initiate improvements to ensure compliance with existing and evolving accreditation standards, CMS requirements, and federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintain subject matter knowledge and expertise and enhance knowledge of the above standards, rules, and regulations that relate to pharmacy services.
  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of additions and changes to standards, rules, and regulations that relate to pharmacy services, their interpretation, current trends and issues, and timelines for compliance.
  • Lead risk mitigation efforts for all legal related issues.
  • Complete gap analyses for compliance with additions and changes to the standards, rules, regulations and assess potential organizational impact.
  • Develop and/or update policies, procedures, SOPs, and business rules documents whenever additions and changes to standards, rules, or regulations warrant.
  • Reviews proposed regulatory changes for operational impacts and for planning purposes.
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures related to applicable pharmacy accreditation standards and compliance with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Reviews business rules documentation, policies, and procedures in coordination with VPS leadership for new and existing programs to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and maintain current pharmacy accreditation, and facilitate compliance education, including training for new employees and ongoing for existing employees to ensure a constant state of readiness and compliance.
  • Oversee processes to ensure no employee appears on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities, the General Services Administration (GSA) list of debarred contractors, or State excluded providers list.
  • Conduct periodic compliance risk assessments and corrective actions, as well as regular internal audits to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.
  • Review commercial contracts related to vitaCare as needed.
  • Full ownership of all facets of investigation and investigation reporting on matters related to compliance and pharmacovigilance.
  • Other projects as assigned.Qualifications
    • JD with admission to a state bar with 8 or more years of experience.
    • Maintain current unrestricted pharmacist licensure and/or State Bar admission. Florida Bar admission preferred.
    • Deeply familiar with Florida pharmacy laws and regulations.
    • Expert in healthcare laws related to pharmacy and related areas such as anti-kickback, pharma compliance and data privacy.
    • Knowledge and work experience with computerized pharmacy information and dispensing systems, operations, and pharmacy services.
    • You are comfortable working in a fast-paced and high-growth environment. You are a quick learner and navigate ambiguity effectively.
    • You have a strong sense of ownership and ability to drive complicated projects with multiple stakeholders to completion quickly.
    • A strong, precise, written and verbal communicator, regarding interpretation of additions and changes and timelines for compliance.
    • Knowledge and work experience with computerized pharmacy information and dispensing systems, operations, and pharmacy services.
    • Preferred: Bachelor of Science in pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy or advanced study in pharmacy or health-care related field, preferably a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.Compensation decisions are determined using a variety of factors such as skill set, experience, and education or certifications. If we extend an offer for employment, we will consider all individual qualifications. Below are our salary ranges for this position based on office location: New York Office: $231,000 - $369,000Florida Office: $189,000 - $302,000GoodRx also offers additional compensation programs such as annual cash bonuses and annual equity grants for most positions as well as generous benefits. Our great benefits offerings include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) with a company match, an ESPP, unlimited vacation, "Take Care of Yourself" days, 11 paid holidays, and 72 hours of sick leave. GoodRx also offers additional benefits like mental wellness and financial wellness programs, fertility benefits, supplemental life insurance for you and your dependents, company-paid short-term and long-term disability, and more!We're committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company and industry. That's why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has a seat at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunities to excel.With that said, research shows that women and other underrepresented groups apply only if they meet 100% of the criteria. GoodRx is committed to leveling the playing field, and we encourage women, people of color, those in the LGBTQ+ communities, and Veterans to apply for positions even if they don't necessarily check every box outlined in the job description. Please still get in touch - we'd love to connect and see if you could be good for the role!GoodRx is America's healthcare marketplace. The company offers the most comprehensive and accurate resource for affordable prescription medications in the U.S., gathering pricing information from thousands of pharmacies coast to coast, as well as a telehealth marketplace for online doctor visits and lab tests. Since 2011, Americans with and without health insurance have saved $35 billion using GoodRx and million consumers visit each month to find discounts and information related to their healthcare. GoodRx is the #1 most downloaded medical app on the iOS and Android app stores. For more information, visit .

Keywords: GoodRx Inc., Boca Raton , Lead Pharmacy Counsel, vitaCare Prescription Services, Legal , Boca Raton, Florida

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