Aetna Plan Compliance Officer in Richmond, Virginia

Req ID: 43848BR

Note: Position is located in Aetna's Richmond, VA office


Excited newly created position as Plan Compliance Officer for the Virginia (VA) Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) directs and coordinates, on behalf of the Medicare Compliance Officer, the Medicare Compliance Program and the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Program, for the VA D-SNP. The Plan Compliance Officer must ensure that the requirements of an effective Medicare Compliance program, as expressed by CMS in Chapters 9&21 as well as other regulatory guidance, are met for the VA D-SNP. The Plan Compliance Officer will work collaboratively with Plan staff, management and corporate support services to ensure that the specific elements of a Medicare Compliance program are achieved and maintained.

Key attributes for this position include the distribution and validation of regulatory alerts, oversight and/or performance of auditing and monitoring, evaluating risks, and ensuring documentation to demonstrate an effective Medicare Compliance program. This position promotes compliance with CMS regulations and related-company policies, including Aetnas Code of Conduct.

Fundamental Components:

  • Leads, implements and maintains an effective Medicare Compliance program for the VA D-SNP

  • Maintains current working knowledge and expertise in Medicare Compliance with a strong focus on Medicare Compliance Program Effectiveness and the attributes of a D- SNP. Applies expert industry and compliance knowledge to lead and address compliance and compliance related matters.

  • Conducts activities, including monitoring and auditing, as outlined in Medicare Compliance Work Plan; proposes corrective action where necessary and monitors implementation of such corrective action

  • Builds and maintains positive, productive relationships with internal legal, compliance, audit, and business partners at all organizational levels; able to remove barriers, drive decision-making and influence ethical and compliance outcomes.

  • Builds and maintains positive, productive relationships with CMS and other applicable regulatory bodies and external constituents.

  • Independently identifies and assesses emerging compliance risks and appropriately engages internal stakeholders in risk mitigation activities and escalates to senior management, as needed.

  • Acts as a compliance resource and subject matter expert for colleagues and the VA D-SNP and effectively guides individuals or teams.

  • Exhibits fact-based judgment and flexibility to adapt to shifting strategic priorities.

    Exhibits the following behaviors:

  • Anticipate and respond to future risk situations

  • Strong acumen of Medicare Compliance and FDR requirements

  • Strong acumen of DSNP business

  • Apply knowledge to address issues

  • Serve as an Aetna spokesperson

  • Demonstrate critical thinking

  • Drive and execute strategy

  • Creating ownership

  • Promote collaboration among stakeholders

  • Institutionalize Medicare compliance as a core competency

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


    10+ years experience in regulatory/compliance management in Medicare Compliance.

    Strong background and knowledge of implementation and execution of Medicare Compliance program effectiveness (CPE).

    Strong leadership skills in working cross functionally and in project management in a complex corporate environment.


    The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Master's degree.


    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

    Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.


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Job Function: Legal