UNITED HEALTH GROUP: Medical coder - Remote - Everett, WA

Employer: United Health Group

Job Description:
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. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The Coder reports to the Manager and/or Supervisor, Revenue Cycle/FFS Coding Operations and demonstrates proficiency in all aspects of coding. The Coder demonstrates experience by correlating coding accuracy with correct code assignments.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
Utilize resources and reference materials (e.g., on-line sources, manuals) to identify appropriate medical codes and reference code applicability, rules, and guidelines.
Apply understanding of relevant medical coding subject areas (e.g., diagnosis, procedural, evaluation and management, ancillary services) to assign appropriate medical codes.
Apply understanding of basic anatomy and physiology to interpret clinical documentation and identify applicable medical codes.
Identify areas in clinical documentation that are unclear or incomplete and generate queries to obtain additional information.
Follow up with providers as necessary when responses to queries are not provided in a timely basis.
Utilize medical coding software programs or reference materials to identify appropriate codes.
Apply post-query response to make final determinations.
Apply relevant Medical Coding Reference, Federal, State, and Professional guidelines to assign and record independent medical code determinations.
Manage multiple work demands simultaneously to maintain relevant productivity and turnaround time standards for completing medical records (e.g., charts, assessments, visits, encounters)
Resolve medical coding edits or denials in relation to code assignment.
Provide information or respond to questions from medical coding quality audits.
Educate and mentor others to improve medical coding quality.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of the impact of coding decisions on revenue cycle
Attain and/or maintain relevant professional certifications and continuing education seminars as required.
Utilize and navigate across clinical software applications to assign medical codes or complete reviews.

Service Delivery – Ensures an accurate, efficient, and effective and timely team approach to daily operations of the Concurrent Coding/Auditing Services
Staff Development and Management – Contributes to the development of staff capabilities to meet organizational goals and objectives.
Customer Service – Ensures the team provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers, Practices Servant Leadership management style with a focus on employee engagement.
Liaison and Communication/Teamwork- Leads and Promotes a team environment and enhances partnership and collaboration through effective communication ensuring an inclusive approach.

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 or GED equivalent
Coding Certification from AAPC or AHIMA professional coding association: (CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, RHIT, RHIA, CCA, CCS, CCS-P etc.)
1+ years of coding experience
Excellent understanding of ICD-10-CM, CPT, Modifiers & HCPCS coding classification and guidelines
Excellent understanding of medical terminology, disease process and anatomy and physiology
Proven task oriented and able to meet designated deadlines and productivity standards

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.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington residents is $18.80 to $36.78. 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.

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

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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Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $18.80 - $36.78/hr

Posted on February 28, 2023

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