Jun 11, 2024

Outpatient Facility Medical Coder - Remote Nationwide

  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Minnetonka, MN, United States
(CPC) Certified Professional Coder

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 **Outpatient Facility Certified Medical Coder** position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday to Friday.

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 CPT and ICD-10 Codes for outpatient Ambulatory Observation services while adhering to the official coding guidelines and established client coding guidelines of the assigned facility

+ Apply coding knowledge to analyze/correct CCI Edits and Medical Necessity Edits

+ Understand the Medicare Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) codes

+ 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, as needed, 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, among others

+ Participate in coding department meetings and educational events

+ Review and maintain a record of charts coded, held, and / or missing

+ Additional responsibilities as identified by manager

**What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group? Put it all together - competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:**

+ Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays

+ Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account

+ Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage

+ 401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

+ Education Reimbursement

+ Employee Discounts

+ Employee Assistance Program

+ Employee Referral Bonus Program

+ Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)

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)

+ Have and maintain current coding credential from AHIMA or AAPC (RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-H, or CCI)

+ 2+ years of Outpatient Facility/hospital coding experience

+ 2+ years of ICD-10 experience

+ Ability to use a PC in a Windows environment, including MS Excel and EMR systems

**Preferred Requirements:**

+ Knowledge of 3M or Epic

**Telecommuting Requirements:**

+ Access to a dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy

+ Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)

+ Reside in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service

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

**California, Colorado, Nevada,** **Connecticut,** **New York, New Jersey,** **Rhode Island, Hawaii or** **Washington Residents Only** **:** The hourly range for California, Colorado, Nevada, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, or Washington residents is $19.47 to $38.08 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

**_Application Deadline:_** _This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants._

_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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