The Vermont Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit (MFRAU) seeks a talented and motivated individual to assist the Unit in representing the State of Vermont in criminal and civil matters throughout the state. The position requires advanced paralegal work to support up to three attorneys, three investigators, two analysts, and one victim advocate. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) offers workplace flexibility and very competitive benefits, including a generous leave plan, health and life insurance, and retirement plans.
MFRAU is responsible for investigating and prosecuting (a) fraud by healthcare providers in the Vermont Medicaid program; (b) fraud in the administration of the Vermont Medicaid program; (c) the abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of individuals who live in Vermont skilled nursing facilities and board and care facilities; and (d) to investigate and prosecute cases of abuse and neglect in “noninstitutional” settings where the abuse/neglect involves a Medicaid recipient. MFRAU also brings affirmative civil claims on behalf of the State to enforce Vermont’s laws. Finally, MFRAU works on cases arising under the Vermont False Claims Act involving Medicaid Fraud. The MFRAU is part of the AGO’s Criminal Division.
Responsibilities of an MFRAU Paralegal includes, but not limited to:
- Referral Intake and Processing
- Case File Management
- Submission of Case Filings through Odyssey File & Serve
- Case Discovery
- Assistance with case investigations, litigation and criminal prosecutions/civil enforcement
- Case Resolution and Reporting
- Training and Outreach
- Assist with Unit Finances, Budget, and Reports
- General Administrative Duties
Duties are performed with a high degree of independence, but cases are pursued as part of a team. As a member of the team, the selected individual will provide support to MFRAU Assistant Attorney Generals, Investigators and Analysts related to MFRAU investigations and prosecutions. The position is located at the Attorney General’s Office at 109 State Street in Montpelier, Vermont, however, some remote work is permitted.
The Vermont Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $1,057,724 for Federal fiscal year FY 2022. The remaining 25 percent, totaling $352,575 for FY 2022, is funded by the State of Vermont.
The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.