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Radiation Oncology Pro Fee Medical Coder

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

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.--Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and--your life's best work.SM--
We're focused on improving the health of our members, enhancing our operational effectiveness, and reinforcing our reputation for high-quality health services. As a--Medical Coder, you will provide coding and coding auditing services directly to providers. You'll play a key part in healing the health system by making sure our high standards for documentation processes are being met.--Delivering quality care starts with ensuring our processes and documentation standards are being met and kept at the highest level possible. This means working behind the scenes ensuring a member-centric approach to care. Responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of clinical coding in various departments (Inpatient/Outpatient/Acute/Pro-Fee), validating the information in the databases for outcome management and specialty registries, across the entire integrated healthcare system. The purpose of this position is to apply the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to individual patient health information records for data retrieval, analysis, and claims processing.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.--
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assigns accurate diagnostic and procedure codes according to clinical documentation and official coding guidelines for outpatient hospital accounts
  • Monitors assigned work queues to ensure all records are charged/coded in a timely matter
  • Generates coding queries for clarification regarding physician documentation as needed
  • Stays abreast of all changes in coding conventions and coding updates
  • Ability to manage significant workload, and to work efficiently under pressure meeting established deadlines with minimal supervision
    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 (RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P CPC, OR CPC-H) to be maintained annually
    • 1+ year of Radiation Oncology Coding experience or has ROCC certification
    • Computer proficiency in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Word (create, copy, edit, send, and save documents)--and Microsoft Excel (ability to create, open, edit and save)
    • Ability to identify and code diagnosis codes according to CMS and ICD-10 standards
    • Ability to work any 8-hour shift between 5:00am - 6:00pm
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • 2+ years of professional or outpatient coding experience
      • 1+ year of Medical Oncology & Infusions experience
      • Ambulatory surgery and observation experience
      • Experience with various encoder systems (eCAC,3M, EPIC, Meditech)
      • Intermediate level of experience with Microsoft Excel (create, data entry, save)
        *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.--

        **PLEASE NOTE** The sign-on bonus is only available to external candidates.-- Candidates who are currently working for UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.----

        California, Colorado, Nevada,--Connecticut,--New York, New Jersey,--Rhode Island or--Washington Residents Only:--The hourly range for--California, Colorado, Nevada,--Connecticut,--New York, New Jersey,--Rhode Island or--Washington--residents is $18.80 to $36.78.--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.--

        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.--

        #RPO #RED

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