Senior Inpatient Facility Certified Medical Coder at United Health Group

Location: Remote
| Full-time
United Health Group

Location:  US Locations Only; 100% Remote

Clinical

Compassion. It’s the starting point for health care providers like you and it’s what drives us every day as we put our exceptional skills together with a real feeling of caring for others. This is a place where your impact goes beyond providing care one patient at a time. Because here, every day, you’re also providing leadership and contributing in ways that can affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Learn more, and start doing your life’s best work.SM

  $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life’s best work.(sm) 

We’re focused on improving the health of our members, enhancing our operational effectiveness and reinforcing our reputation for high – quality health services. As Senior Inpatient Facility Medical Coder you will provide coding and coding auditing services directly to providers. You’ll play a key part in healing the health system by making sure our high standards for documentation processes are being met.  The Senior Inpatient Facility Medical Coder functions as the first line management for the Coding Department and provides oversight for the coding staff and operations. This includes education to the Coders, Providers and Staff on coding and proper documentation for Ambulatory services. Responsibilities within the department include: coding, audits, project management, staff development, quality management and training.  This is a virtual, remote, position that requires candidates to be highly organized, self – starters, well – versed in technical applications. Previous success in a remote environment is preferred.

Work Schedule: Full – time (40 hours / week and a minimum of at least 1 weekend day). Employees are required to work the weekly schedule and will have the opportunity to choose between Tuesday – Saturday OR Sunday – Thursday OR work both weekend days including the flexibility to work occasional overtime.

We offer 4 weeks of training. The hours during training will be 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. Training will be conducted virtually from your home.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify appropriate assignment of ICD – 10 – CM and ICD – 10 – PCS Codes for inpatient services provided in a hospital setting and understand their impact on the DRG with reference to CC / MCC, while adhering to the official coding guidelines and established client coding guidelines of the assigned facility
  • Abstract additional data elements during the Chart Review process when coding, as needed
  • Adhere to the ethical standards of coding as established by AAPC and / or AHIMA
  • Adhere to and maintain required levels of performance in both coding quality and productivity as established by Optum360
  • Provide documentation feedback to providers and query physicians when appropriate
  • Maintain up – to – date Coding knowledge by reviewing materials disseminated / recommended by the QM Manager, Coding Operations Managers, and Director of Coding / Quality Management, etc
  • Participate in coding department meetings and educational events
  • Review and maintain a record of charts coded, held, and / or missing

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED (or higher)
  • Professional coder certification with credentialing from AHIMA and / OR AAPC (ROCC, CPC, COC, CPC – P, CCS) to be maintained annually
  • 3+ years of Acute Care Inpatient medical coding experience (hospital, facility, etc.)
  • Experience with working in a Level I trauma center and/or teaching hospital with a mastery of complex procedures, major trauma ER encounters, cardiac catheterization, interventional radiology, orthopedic and neurology cases, and observation coding
  • ICD – 10 (CM & PCS) experience and DRG coding experience
  • Ability to pass all pre – employment requirements including, but not limited to, drug screening, background check, and coding
  • Ability to work the weekly schedule (40 hours / week) and will have the opportunity to choose between Tuesday – Saturday OR Sunday – Thursday including the flexibility to work occasional overtime and 1 weekend day based on business need

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of outpatient facility coding experience
  • Experience with OSHPD reporting
  • Experience with various encoder systems (eCAC, 3M, EPIC)
  • Ability to use a personal computer in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Excel (create, edit, save, and send spreadsheets) and EMR systems

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state, and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.  

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

**PLEASE NOTE** The sign-on bonus is only available to external candidates.  Candidates who are currently working for UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.

Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada or New York City Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $21.68 to $38.56. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada / New York City residents is $23.94 to $42.40. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.   

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

UnitedHealth Group is a drug – free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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