Medical Coder – United Health Group – National Remote – Texas USA

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$ 3,000 Sign-On Bonus for External Candidates

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

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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. Responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of clinical coding in various departments (Inpatient/Outpatient/Acute/Pro-Fee), validating the information in the databases for outcome management and specialty registries, across the entire integrated healthcare system. The purpose of this position is to apply the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to individual patient health information records for data retrieval, analysis and claims processing.

We’re focused on improving the health of our members, enhancing our operational effectiveness, and reinforcing our reputation for high-quality health services. As a 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.

What makes your clinical career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You’ll work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you’ll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.

As a part of our continued growth, we are searching for a new Medical Coder to join our team…

This position is full-time. Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

Assigns accurate diagnostic and procedure codes according to clinical documentation and official coding guidelines for outpatient hospital accounts.
Monitors assigned work queues to ensure all records are charged/coded in a timely matter.
Generates coding queries for clarification regarding physician documentation as needed.
Stays abreast of all changes in coding conventions and coding updates.
Ability to manage significant workload, and to work efficiently under pressure meeting established deadlines with minimal supervision.

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) or equivalent experience
2+ years of post-certification medical coding experience
Experience with ICD-10
Ability to use a PC in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Excel and EMR systems
Professional coder certification with credentialing from AHIMA and/or AAPC (RHIT, RHIA, CCA, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS) to be maintained annually

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with OSHPD reporting
Inpatient Hospital coding experience
Pro-Fee Edits and Denials experience
Outpatient Hospital coding experience
Inpatient Edits and Denials experience
Outpatient Edits and Denials experience
Ability to work one weekend day per week
Outpatient Emergency department experience
Ambulatory Surgery and Observation experience
Observation Calculations department experience
Outpatient Physician coding (Pro-Fee) experience
Experience with various encoder systems (eCAC,3M, EPIC)

Telecommuting Requirements:

Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)
Required to have a dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy
Must live in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $18.17 to $32.26. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $20.00 to $35.53. 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.

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

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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