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Inpatient Facility Coder - Telecommute anywhere in the US

UnitedHealth Group

Phoenix, AZ
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743439 Inpatient Facility Coder Telecommute anywhere in the US

Inpatient Facility Coder - Telecommute anywhere in the US (743439)

Position Description

It’s a fact: health care is growing more complex every day. ICD10 replaces ICD9. Affordable care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead?  Hospitals and health care organizations continue to adapt, and at UnitedHealth Group we are a vital part of their evolution. That’s where you come in. As a Medical Coder, you will work remotely, using your knowledge to provide us with the most accurate information possible. In turn, you’ll play a role in helping patients get the care they need. It’s your chance to make an important impact.

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

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
This is a virtual, remote, position that requires candidates to be highly organized, self-starters, well-versed in technical applications. Previous success in a remote environment is preferred.  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.
The key challenge of this telecommuting role centers around your ability to work quickly, accurately and independently. You’ll need to meet daily production goals and a quality goal of 95% accuracy rate every month. Extensive use of electronic medical records in an ICD-10 environment is also required.
Required Qualifications:
  • Professional coder certification with credentialing from AHIMA and/or AAPC (RHIA, RHIT, CIC, CCS) to maintained annually
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • 3+ years of Inpatient medical coding experience (hospital, facility, etc.)
  • Must have ICD-10 and DRG coding experience
  • Ability to use a PC in a Windows environment, including MS Excel and EMR systems
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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.
  • Experience with OSHPD reporting
  • Experience with various encoder systems (eCAC,3M, EPIC)
  • Intermediate level of experience with Microsoft Excel
If you’re eager to bring your contribution to a new level every day, today.  Here’s your opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm)

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


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.



Job Keywords: Inpatient Coder, facility, hospital, DRG, ICD-10, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, Phoenix, Arizona, telecommute, telecommuter, virtual

Job Details

  • Contest Number743439
  • Job TitleInpatient Facility Coder - Telecommute anywhere in the US
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Phoenix, AZ
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • Overtime StatusNon-exempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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