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Medical Coding Analyst - Rio Grande Valley/McAllen, TX

UnitedHealth Group

Rio Grande Valley, TX
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736822 Medical Coding Analyst Rio Grande ValleyMcAlln TX

Medical Coding Analyst - Rio Grande Valley/McAllen, TX (736822)

Position Description

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The Medical Coding Analyst validates progress notes and enters the appropriate ICD-9/ICD-10 coding into the DataRAP® database utilizing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) guidelines.  This position is also responsible for timely communication of identified quality issues concerning documentation and validation pertaining to the CMS-HCC methodology and ICD-9 / ICD-10 CM coding guidelines back to the provider.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Processes attestation sheets and progress notes out of the RightFax work queue according to DataRAP® department guidelines
  • Analyzes progress notes and documentation sent by providers for validation following CMS guidelines and ICD-9 / ICD-10 Coding Manual guidelines and enters final results into appropriate tab of the DataRAP® database
  • Performs the minimum number of validations consistent with established departmental goals
  • Provides clear communication, with use of DataRAP® application, through query to PCP on documentation not meeting standard as identified by “no plan”
  • Provides clear communication, with use of DataRAP® application, through query to PCP on documentation not meeting standard of basic administrative components to a progress note
  • Ensures accuracy of entry by comparing to outcome of diagnoses on eAttestation post validation entry
  • Associates attestation sheets received into the DataRAP® database to provide tracking for all markets
  • Identifies and reports quality concerns and errors to DataRAP® Clinical Process Quality Analyst for review and education
  • Responsible for providing coding support to the DataRAP® Clinical Coding Nurses and to the providers participating in the DataRAP® process
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • CPC certification or proof that certification has been obtained within nine months of hire date from the American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Knowledge of ICD-9 / ICD-10 CM guidelines and coding
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to perform in a deadline driven environment
  • Must be able to maintain professionalism and a positive service attitude at all times
  • Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment when arriving at conclusions
  • Ability to effectively report deficiencies with a recommended solution in oral and / or written form
  • Ability and willingness to travel (locally and non-locally) as determined by business need
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Some college experience
  • Two to four years of medical coding experience with strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in a clinical or managed care setting
  • Experience with proprietary medical coding systems
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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: cpc, medical coder, ICD-10, coding, Rio Grande Valley, Texas, TX

Job Details

  • Contest Number736822
  • Job TitleMedical Coding Analyst - Rio Grande Valley/McAllen, TX
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Rio Grande Valley, TX
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsMcAllen, TX

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • 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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