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Program Analyst

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Blue Ash , OH 45242

Posted 4 months ago

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This announcement is for one (1) vacancy which may be located in either the VISN 10 Network Office in Blue Ash/Cincinnati Ohio or within the VAMC in Ann Arbor Michigan. (When taking the Assessment, please select the location/s in which you wish to be considered).

This position serves as a Compliance Program Specialist under the direct supervision of the VISN Compliance Officer.

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The Compliance Program Specialist, is responsible for compliance auditing of the VA Health Care System of Ohio's financial, medical and reimbursement data. Duties include but are not limited the following:

  • Performs audits for the evaluation of documentation of medical services provided and to ensure that all services documented are in compliance with established guidelines; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Insurance specific reimbursement, HIPPA, VA regulations, VA Directives and JCAHO standards

  • Utilizes software packages such as Microsoft products, VISTA, ProClarity, Access Data Bases, Corporate Data Bases, and any other software packages.

  • Reviews existing VHA policies, procedures and reports as well as OIG Medical Center and Congressional Reports relating to program auditing activities in order to provide management accurate data utilizing contemporary methodologies.

  • Performs special studies involving. financial, accounting, contractual, legal and regulatory issues and formulates recommendations concerning these areas.

  • Analyzes variations and trend data on a monthly/quarterly basis, performs objective assessments, and prioritizes identified problems, analyzing variances and recommending appropriate actions and,or alternatives including the development of educational programs as a means for quality improvement.

  • Develops appropriate training programs; rules and regulations, mandated program elements in order to resolve issues discovered during reviews and monitors.

  • Maintains required documentation such as Audit Plans, Results of Monitoring each plan, Medical Center Risk Assessments and Results of Prior Monitors and Audits for use by Upper Management.

  • Initiates Revenue program reviews or investigation of any issues of non-compliance as well as initiate, in concert with the CBIO, the implementation of appropriate corrective action plans.

  • Provides monthly status reports of audits currently being reviewed as well as providing updates concerning facility based monitors that have been developed and implemented as a result of approved annual audit plans.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: PD# 079370

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to background/security investigation

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 grade level. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Performing audits using generally accepted auditing standards and procedures for the evaluation of documentation of medical services provided and to ensure that all services documented are in compliance with established guidelines; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Insurance specific reimbursement, HIPPA, VA regulations, VA Directives and JCAHO standards.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Education and Training

  • Problem Solving

  • Technical Competence

  • Technology Application

  • Writing

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements:
The work is sedentary. The work requires physical exertion such as standing. walking. reaching and lifting items such as medical records, office supplies and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds. Work involves intense concentration and s/he must be able to work for long periods on a personal computer


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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Program Analyst

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Department Of Veterans Affairs