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Avera Legal Assistant (Certified) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing legal assistant and legal secretarial support for the Avera Health Patient Accounts Attorney, and for reporting the status of the department.

REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

· High school diploma is required along with prior legal experience and/or diploma with a degree in legal assistant studies.

· Knowledge and proficiency in dealing with Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and Gramm- Leach- Bliley Act (GLBA) is required in addition to state and local civil procedure statutes and rules, workers compensation, and bankruptcy.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:

· National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) certification or NALA certification obtained within one year of employment is required.

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