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Medical and Clinical Operations



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Position Type:

Full Time

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Medical Coder - Quezon City, NCR

UHG - Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines

Posted: 08/9/2018

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, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to and maintains required levels of performance in both Coding accuracy and productivity

  • Identify appropriate assignment of CPT and ICD-9 Codes for Physician and facility services provided in an Observation service setting, and Inpatient setting

  • Understanding of ICD-9 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

Required Qualifications:

  • Coding credential (RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-H); will also consider RN or LPN with coding experience

  • RN and LPN will be considered as long as the minimum requirement of two years facility inpatient coding experience requirement is met (i.e. Worked as coder in an inpatient facility) and will need to obtain a coding certification within 1 year of employment

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in facility inpatient coding/DRG using diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-9 CM & ICD-9 PCM)

  • Experience in coding from paper charts as well as EMR

  • MS Office experience i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook

Preferred Qualification:

  • Familiarity with the multiple computer systems used in HIM (Encoder, EMR, EPIC, Billing/CDI Systems)

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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.

Optum is a drug-free workplace. © 2018 Optum Global Solutions (Philippines) Inc. All rights reserved.

Job Keywords: Medical Coder, Coder, Coding, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-H, RN, Registered Nurse, LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse, Inpatient, ICD, ICD-9, ICD-9 CM, ICD-9 PCM, EMR, Quezon City, NCR, National Capital Region

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