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Ambulatory SME/Educator - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Healthcare isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. ICD - 10 Coding replaces ICD - 9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and Healthcare organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution. And that's what fueled these exciting new opportunities. Who are we? 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 Healthcare Providers, nationwide. 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 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:

  • Assesses and interprets needs of the Ambulatory Coding Team by prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Identifies solutions to non-standard edits, workflows, and issues.
  • Solves complex questions and conducts analysis of trends to provide education for the coding staff and clients including physicians/providers.
  • Provides detailed education to the Coding Team and acts as a resource to others. -
  • Train and review assignments completed by new employees and provide post-hire reviews as needed.
  • Apply expert coding knowledge to professional coding and billing initiatives and inquiries.
  • Identify appropriate assignment of ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II Codes for physician services, while adhering to the official coding guidelines and established client coding guidelines of the assigned facility
  • Understand the Medicare Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) codes
  • Adhere to the ethical standards of coding as established by AAPC and/or AHIMA
  • Adhere to and maintain required levels of performance in both coding quality and productivity as established by Optum360
  • Understand federal coding register and ensure guidelines are used and followed appropriately. -
  • Understanding of appeal process with knowledge how to speak to denial and/or appeals.
  • Provide documentation feedback to providers and query physicians when appropriate
  • Maintain up-to-date Coding knowledge by reviewing materials disseminated/recommended by the Compliance, Coding Operations, etc.
  • Participate in coding department meetings and educational events
  • Strong knowledge of coding clinics and how to obtain education information.
  • Process Rebills as appropriate.
  • Other duties at the discretion of the Coding Supervisor 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 (CPC, CCS-P, RHIA, RHIT) to be maintained annually
    • 3+ years of Physician medical coding (ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS II) experience in a multi-specialty physician clinic
    • Intermediate knowledge of OCE, MUE and NCCI classification and reimbursement structures
    • Expert level experience working in a level I trauma center and/or teaching hospital with a mastery of complex procedures in one or more the following specialty areas: Cardiothoracic, Vascular and Cardiac Catheterizations, Orthopedics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, OB/GYN, Hospitalist, and other specialties -
    • Experience in Inpatient/Observation E/M coding
    • Ability to use a PC in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Excel and various EMR systems
    • Ability to provide expert level coding guidance to physicians, practitioners, and coders as needed
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all -federal, state -and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to -employment to ensure compliance. -Candidates must be able to -perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. - Telecommuting Requirements:
      • Required to have a dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy
      • Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)
      • Must live in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service Preferred Qualifications:
        • Experience auditing charts in a professional coding environment
        • Experience providing physician/coding education -
        • Experience with various systems
        • Intermediate level of experience with Microsoft Excel (create, edit, search, format spreadsheets) Soft Skills:
          • Ability to communicate effectively face-to-face and in writing UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status. Military & Veterans find your next mission: We know your background and experience is different and we like that. UnitedHealth Group values the skills, experience and dedication that serving in the military demands. In fact, many of the values defined in the service mirror what the UnitedHealth Group culture holds true: Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation and Performance. Whether you are looking to transition from active duty to a civilian career, or are an experienced veteran or spouse, we want to help guide your career journey. Learn more at Learn how Teresa, a Senior Quality Analyst, -works with -military veterans and ensures they receive the best benefits and experience possible. - Careers with Optum360. At Optum360, we're on the forefront of health care innovation. With health care costs and compliance pressures increasing every day, our employees are committed to making the financial side more efficient, transferable and sustainable for everyone. We're part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of companies, making us part of a global effort to improve lives through better health care. In other words, it's a great time to be part of the Optum360 team. Take a closer look now and discover why a career here could be the start to doing your life's best work.SM Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $25.63 - $45.72. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $28.27 - $50.29. 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 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. Keywords: -#RPO, #Yellow

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