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Office of the Indiana Attorney General
302 W. Washington St., IGCS 5th Floor
Posted: July 15 2015
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DescriptionThe Office of the Indiana Attorney General helps protect the rights, freedoms and safety you enjoy as a citizen of the Hoosier state. Attorney General Greg Zoeller and his staff are dedicated to meeting the state's legal needs, as well as the needs and interests of its citizens.
ResponsibilitiesThe Indiana Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Diversion Team is offering an unpaid externship opportunity for an individual seeking law and public health experience. The extern will be assigned to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Castleton location. The extern will be responsible for investigation, analysis, and assistance with consumer complaints of overprescribing licensed healthcare professionals. Offering a flexible schedule, this position will expose the individual to health law as it relates to the nation’s fastest growing drug problem – prescription drug abuse. This is a part-time (8 – 15 hours per week) pro bono position for either the fall and/or full school year.
• Investigation into allegations against health care related licensees to determine the validity of complaints and allegations regarding whether the practitioner has violated any standards of practice or other rules and regulations of his or her particular profession.
• Investigation into potential Medicaid fraud schemes by conducting interviews, analyzing evidence, and utilizing other necessary techniques.
• Investigate consumer complaints by compiling information related to such investigations through the use of the INSPECT system that monitors patient prescriptions and the Indiana AIM system that monitors claims for the Medicaid program.
• Assist staff in preparation of presentations to state and federal prosecutors.
• Perform other duties of the office as may be assigned from time to time.
• Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an accredited bachelors program.
• Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to relate effectively, both orally and in writing to legal and non-legal individuals.
• Ability to identify, analyze and resolve legal issues related to cases.
• Organizational skills sufficient to prioritized the work load.
• Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office (advanced Excel proficiency)