Inpatient Facility Coder – Remote ($2,000 Sign On Bonus For External Candidates)

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$2,000 Sign On Bonus For External Candidates


You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Energize your career with one of Healthcare’s fastest growing companies.

You dream of a great career with a great company – where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it’s a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world’s leading Healthcare companies, UnitedHealth Group is restlessly pursuing new ways to operate our service centers, improve our service levels and help people lead healthier lives. We live for the opportunity to make a difference and right now, we are living it up.

This opportunity is with one of our most exciting business areas: Optum – a growing part of our family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group a Fortune 10 leader.

Optum helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their healthcare needs and stay on track with their health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.

The work schedule is flexible. Typically, Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through 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.

  • All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify appropriate assignment of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Codes for inpatient services provided in a hospital setting and understand their impact on the DRG with reference to CC/MCC, while adhering to the official coding guidelines and established client coding guidelines of the assigned facility
  • Abstract additional data elements during the Chart Review process when coding, as needed
  • 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
  • Provide documentation feedback to providers and query 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, etc.
  • Participate in coding department meetings and educational events
  • Review and maintain a record of charts coded, held, and/or missing

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)
  • 3+ recent years of Acute Care Inpatient medical coding experience (hospital, facility, etc.)
  • Professional coder certification with credentialing from AHIMA and/or AAPC (ROCC, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS) to be maintained annually
  • Experience working in a level I trauma center and/or teaching hospital with a mastery of complex procedures, major trauma ER encounters, cardiac catheterization, interventional radiology, orthopedic and neurology cases, and observation coding.
  • ICD-10 (CM & PCS) experience and DRG coding experience
  • Ability to pass all pre-employment requirements including, but not limited to drug screening, background check, and coding
  • Ability to work Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through 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


Preferred Qualifications:

    • 2+ years of outpatient facility coding experience
    • Experience with OSHPD reporting
    • Experience with various encoder systems (eCAC,3M, EPIC)
    • Ability to use a PC in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Excel (create, edit, save, and send spreadsheets) and EMR systems

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

To apply for this job please visit www.indeed.com.

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