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Senior Inpatient Facility Medical Coder

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Belleville
Posted on: September 20, 2023

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. -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. This -Senior Medical Coder -position assigns the diagnosis and procedure codes through utilization of ICD-10-CM for diagnoses and ICD-10-PCS for medical/surgical procedures. Must determine the principal diagnosis (PDx) to assign the correct diagnosis-related group (DRG) to the inpatient stay. Abstracts data from the medical record and enters it into the hospital information abstracting system. 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: -Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday with set hours as established between manager and coder; may require weekend and/or holiday coverage to meet business needs as well as the possibility of mandatory overtime.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. -
Primary Responsibilities:

Assigns accurate diagnostic and procedure codes according to clinical documentation and official coding guidelines for inpatient and/or outpatient hospital accounts
Coordinates with the clinical documentation and quality teams to ensure validation of Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MSDRG), patient safety indicators, and hospital acquired conditions are supported by physician documentation to assign appropriate coding
Monitors assigned work queues to ensure all records are charged 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

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 (RHIT, RHIA, CCA, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS, CIC) to be maintained annually
2+ years of Acute Inpatient coding experience -
Ability to use a PC in a Windows environment, including MS Excel and EMR systems -
Ability to work 40 hours/week. Hours are flexible; will have the opportunity to choose between Tuesday - Saturday or Sunday - Thursday (1 weekend day is required)

Preferred Qualifications: -

Experience with various encoder systems (eCAC, 3M, EPIC)
Coding experience in a trauma and/or teaching hospital with a mastery of complex procedures, Maternal/Fetal medicine, orthopedic and neurosurgery cases

*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. - -
California, Colorado, Nevada, -Connecticut, -New York, New Jersey, -Rhode Island or -Washington Residents Only: -The hourly range for -California, Colorado, Nevada, -Connecticut, New York City, New York, New Jersey, -Rhode Island or -Washington -residents is $22.45 to $43.89 per hour. -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. -
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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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