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Inpatient Medical Coder, Telecommute Openings Nationwide

UnitedHealth Group - Spokane, WA
Job Number
112368940

Job Description

You know it. We know it. Health care is changing fast. New rules, new systems, new patients, new challenges. If you're going to work in this industry, you really want to be with an organization that's leading in thought and new ideas - that brings together passion and compassion - that makes the most of your thinking and energy for results. That's why you should be with Optum. As part of the growing UnitedHealth Group family, Optum is going beyond basic care to health programs that are integrated across the entire continuum of care. When you join our team in this home based position, you're joining healthcare professionals around the country who are dedicated to helping people live healthier lives by improving access and ensuring quality of care. This is a way to do your life's best work.(sm) *Flexible, Consistent Schedule - Mon.-Fri.* The Inpatient Medical Coder accurately determines ICD-9 CM & ICD-PCM codes for all procedures/diagnoses for inpatient records and transcription. S/he ensures that all coding assignments are accurate according to coding policies and the documentation provided in the medical chart components. The medical record components may include the following: transcribed records, nursing notes and flow sheets, clinical records, face sheets, and test results as appropriate. The Inpatient Medical Coder maintains thorough knowledge of coding policies and procedures, medical terminology/technology, and any computer software utilized by OPTUM to perform the coding services. S/he is responsible for producing various monthly reports and may provide documentation feedback to physicians under the direction of the Coding Operations Manager or Quality Management personnel. Adheres to and maintains required levels of performance in both coding accuracy and productivity. Identifies appropriate assignment of ICD-9 CM & ICD-PCM codes for facility services provided in the inpatient settings. Additional data elements may be required during the chart review process. Maintains a thorough understanding of assigned client coding specifics. Performs coding duties as appropriate for each site according to pre-determined schedules. Reviews and maintains records of charts coded, held, and/or missing. Provides documentation feedback to providers as appropriate. Maintains up-to-date coding knowledge by reviewing materials disseminated/recommended by the QM Manager, Coding Operations Managers, Director of Coding/Quality Management, among others. Participates in coding department meetings and educational events. Additional Responsibilities: Provides both monthly distribution statistics and Activity Report forms for each site coded. Identifies promptly to appropriate supervisor questions or concerns that arise. Communicates to supervisor and documents interactions with staff, department supervisors, and medical director for a particular site. Participates in peer coding audits and forwards charts as requested to Quality Management for review. Incorporates quality assurance information and feedback into coding process. Identifies coding methods needing improvement and makes recommendations when appropriate.Coding credential required (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 A minimum of two years facility inpatient coding / DRG experience using diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-9 CM & ICD-PCM) required. MS Office experience required i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook Familiarity with the multiple computer systems used in HIM (Encoder, EMR, Billing/CDI Systems) Optum is one of the largest and fastest growing health information companies on earth. We specialize in improving the performance of the health system by providing analytics, technology and consulting services that enable better decisions and results. We integrate workflow solutions that deliver data in real-time, and create actionable insights - processing health information that relates directly to and affects one in four patients in the U.S, one in every three Medicaid dollars and one in every five emergency room visits. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance. What can YOU do with the right information? At Optum, the possibilities and the impact are limitless. No matter what your role is at Optum, you'll be empowered to ask more questions, develop better solutions and help make the health care system greater than ever. It's always fresh. It's always exciting. And it's never been more important. Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing. Keywords: telecommute, clinical, RN, LPN, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-H, ICD-9 CM, ICD-9 PCM, DRG, inpatient, medical coder, coder, telecommute, work from home Job Overview Shift Day Job Travel No Business Provider Solutions Family Medical and Clinical Operations | healthcallings.com