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Coding Quality Analyst - National Remote - 2222912

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

IT, Quality Assurance
Dallas, TX, USA · Hartford, CT, USA · Minneapolis, MN, USA · Phoenix, AZ, USA · Tampa, FL, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

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

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data, and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits, and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The PNI Behavioral Health Coding Quality Analyst is responsible for coding and auditing services specific to administrative fraud, waste, and abuse cases. This includes the analysis, documentation, explanation and translation of medical and behavioral diagnosis and procedures. The Medical Coder/Analyst will support the PNI in research, issues and inquires that relate to their reviews and policies on Medical Coding/Auditing.

This position is full time. Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 7:00am – 6:00pm CST. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime.

We offer 2 weeks of paid training. The hours during training will be 8:00am to 4:30pm CST.

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducts reviews on records that have been identified as suspicious and/or potentially fraudulent, utilizing most current reference materials to include, but not limited to: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Internal Classification of Disease (ICD-9/ICD 10) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCs) guidelines
  • Documents Decisions on reviews through notations and enters notes in appropriate company systems
  • Ability to discuss and present on decisions made to appropriate internal and external individuals/groups
  • Coordinate with team members to understand trends and schemes related to billing issues/coding trends

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
  • Must be 18 years of age OR older
  • Certified Coder AHIMA (CCS, CCS-P or RHIT) or AAPC Certified coder (CPC)
  • 3+ years of coding experience in CPT medical coding / auditing
  • Ability to work an eight-hour shift between 07:00AM – 06:00PM CST
  • Ability to train for the first two weeks between the hours of 08:00AM -4:30PM CST

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Behavioral Health experience
  • Experience with fraud, waste, abuse, and error.
  • Knowledge of CMS 1500 and UB04 data elements
  • Encoder Pro familiarity

Telecommuting Requirements:

  • Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)
  • Required to have a dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy.
  • Must live in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service.

Soft Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
    Strong organizational/time management skills and be able to work independently or as a team
  • Ability to meet production unit standards while engaging in multiple priorities

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Washington or Rhode Island Residents Only: The hourly range for this is $23.22 – $45.43 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location, and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups, and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.