US National – Telecommute
Title: Inpatient Coder
Location: Greensboro North Carolina United States
Division:O360 Dignity Health Middle Ops
Contest Number: 803559
Title: Inpatient Coder – Telecommute
Family: Medical and Clinical Operations
Function: Medical Coding
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Health care isn’t just changing. It’s growing more complex every day. Because of this hospitals and health care organizations continue to adapt, and we are a vital part of their evolution. 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)
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. As an Inpatient Medical Coder you will determine and record the correct medical codes for all treatments and health services. Ensuring proper records is just one way your work will impact the health and wellness of our members on a huge scale.
Who are we? We’re 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 health care providers nationwide.
As a Senior Medical Coder you will work remotely to accurately determine ICD-10 Codes for all procedures and diagnoses on inpatient and/or outpatient records. You will ensure that all coding assignments are accurate according to coding policies and based on the documentation provided in the medical record. Using a thorough knowledge of coding policies and procedures as well as medical terminology and technology, you will be responsible for providing documentation feedback to physicians under the direction of the Coding Operations Manager or Quality Management personnel.
You ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
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
Identify appropriate assignment of CPT and ICD-10 Codes for outpatient surgery and observation 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
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
This is a great opportunity to work from home for a Fortune 6 organization that offers career growth.
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