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Job Category:

Medical and Clinical Operations



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Inpatient Coder- Telecommute

UHG - Phoenix, Arizona

Posted: 12/12/2018

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 productivity
  • Adhere 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 DRGs
  • Abstract additional data elements during the Chart Review process when coding, as needed
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of assigned Client Coding specifics
  • Perform Coding duties as appropriate according to pre-determined schedules
  • Review and maintain a record of charts coded, held, and/or missing
  • Provide documentation feedback to Providers, as needed, and queries 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
Opportunity for career growth and ability to work from home.

Required Qualifications:
  • Coding credential required from AHIMA/AAPC (RHIA, RHIT, CCS) 
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of Inpatient medical coding experience (hospital, facility, etc.)
  • Must have ICD-10 experience
  • Must have experience applying DRG to coding
  • Ability to use a PC in a Windows environment, including MS Excel and EMR systems
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with various Encoder systems (eAbstract, eCAC, EPIC)
  • Experience working in a level I  trauma or teaching hospital
  • Transplant
  • Neurological services
  • Remote environment
  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with OSHPD reporting
If 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, Phoenix, AZ, AHIMA/AAPC , AHIA, RHIT, CCS, Telecommute, work from home

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