Certified Medical Coder

Certified Medical Coder

UnitedHealth Group
1-4 years
Not Specified

Job Description



Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to and maintain 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
  • 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
  • Comply with the terms and conditions of the employment contract, company policies and procedures, and any and all directives (such as, but not limited to, transfer and/or re-assignment to different work locations, change in teams and/or work shifts, policies in regards to flexibility of work benefits and/or work environment, alternative work arrangements, and other decisions that may arise due to the changing business environment). The Company may adopt, vary or rescind these policies and directives in its absolute discretion and without any limitation (implied or otherwise) on its ability to do so

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate of BS Nursing
  • Coding credential (AHIMA or AAPC) - CPC and CIC only
  • Coding experience of at least 1 year if graduate of non-nursing course
  • Experience in coding from paper charts as well as EMR
  • MS Office experience (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Understanding of ICD-10 Coding in relation to DRGs
  • Willing to work onsite

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferably with working internet connection of at least 15 mbps in case of working from home. The following options are also available:
    • Corporate internet subsidy for those within available and valid serviceable locations, subject to Company Policy
    • Onsite work for those who are amenable to drive or commute to our office locations

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective make health care 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/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. Optum is a drug-free workplace. © 2021 Optum Global Solutions (Philippines) Inc. All rights reserved.

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