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Entering the final round of interviews for a regional health mrtor05/19/17
I did this work for a year or two. It's part audit, part con phillydoucherocket05/19/17
mrtor (May 19, 2017 - 9:53 am)

Entering the final round of interviews for a regional healthcare risk manager position. Does anyone have any experience in or knowledge about this field?

For background, I am currently a second year ID associate focusing on workers' compensation, personal injury, and some property damage claims. This risk management position sounds like a mix of office and field work, with the risk managers responsible for conducting risk assessments at various facilities, developing risk management plans, and investigating and managing risk incidents. It is essentially a medical-legal position. Each region has two risk managers. The other risk manager has nursing experience, but no legal experience. It sounds like my legal background (despite no medical background) would help counterbalance the region and if specialized issues in either field arise we could assist each other.

I feel like I kind of feel into this and there will be a big learning curve. However, the chance to get out of ID is appealing and healthcare seems to be a safe field.

FWIW, its a growing medical group with 10+ hospitals and 75+ practice and specialty offices. I would imagine good healthcare insurance and other benefits. Good job security?

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phillydoucherocket (May 19, 2017 - 1:30 pm)

I did this work for a year or two. It's part audit, part consulting (here's how you fix the issues we found) and part business (can we find a compliant alternative to perform the service).


There's a lot of soft skills you'll need. It doesn't need to be adversarial if you do it right.

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