Health care isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. Because of this hospitals and health care organizations continue to adapt, and we are a vital part of their evolution. If you're looking for a better place to use your passion, your ideas and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Delivering quality care starts with ensuring our processes and documentation standards are being met and kept at the highest level possible. This means working behind the scenes ensuring a member-centric approach to care. As an Inpatient Medical Coder you will determine and record the correct medical codes for all treatments and health services. Ensuring proper records is just one way your work will impact the health and wellness of our members on a huge scale. Who are we? We're Optum360. We're a dynamic new partnership formed by Dignity Health and Optum to combine our unique expertise. As part of the growing family of UnitedHealth Group, we'll leverage our compassion, our talent, our resources and experience to bring financial clarity and a full suite of revenue management services to health care providers nationwide. As a Medical Coder you will work remotely to accurately determine CPT and ICD-10 Codes for all procedures and diagnoses for inpatient records and transcription. You will ensure that all Coding assignments are accurate according to coding policies and based on the documentation provided in the Medical record. Using a thorough knowledge of coding policies and procedures as well as medical terminology and technology, you will be responsible for providing documentation feedback to physicians under the direction of the Coding Operations Manager or Quality Management personnel. You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities:Adhere to and maintain required levels of performance in both Coding accuracy and productivityAdhere to the Federal Coding Guidelines. Identify appropriate assignment of ICD-10 Codes and CPT for facility services provided in a hospital setting, Inpatient rehab and Observation if applicable. Understanding of ICD-10 Coding in relation to DRGsAbstract additional data elements during the Chart Review process when coding, as neededMaintain a thorough understanding of assigned Client Coding specificsPerform Coding duties as appropriate according to pre-determined schedulesReview and maintain a record of charts coded, held, and/or missingProvide documentation feedback to Providers, as needed, and queries physicians when appropriateMaintain up-to-date Coding knowledge by reviewing materials disseminated/recommended by the QM Manager, Coding Operations Managers, and Director of Coding/Quality Management, among othersParticipate in Coding department meetings and educational events
Required Qualifications:Coding credential required from AHIMA/AAPC (RHIA, RHIT, CCS) HS Diploma or GED3+ years of Inpatient medical coding experience (hospital, facility, etc.)Must have ICD-10 experienceMust have experience applying DRG to codingAbility to use a PC in a Windows environment, including MS Excel and EMR systemsPreferred Qualifications:Experience with various Encoder systems (eAbstract, eCAC, EPIC) Experience working in a level I trauma or teaching hospitalTransplant Neurological servicesRemote environment Intermediate level of Microsoft ExcelExperience with OSHPD reportingIf you're eager to bring your contribution to a new level every day, apply today. Here's your opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.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. Job Keywords: Inpatient Coder, CCS, RHIT, RHIA, ICD-10, DRG, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Houston, TX, Texas, Greensboro, NC, North Carolina, AHIMA/AAPC , AHIA, RHIT, CCS
Internal Number: 752207
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Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.