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OptumCare Risk Adjustment Coder - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Cleveland, OH
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761261 OptumCare Risk Adjustment Coder Telecommute

OptumCare Risk Adjustment Coder - Telecommute (761261)

Position Description

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

This Risk Adjustment Coder will provide coding and coding auditing services directly to providers. This includes the analysis and translation of medical and clinical diagnoses, procedures, injuries, or illnesses into designated numerical codes. The ultimate goal is improvement in coding accuracy across the network.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Creation and implementation of a coding accuracy and improvement program for the Utah market
  • Create and execute the plan for improvement across the Utah market
  • Work with network managers, medical director, market leader, stakeholders and other employees to ensure improvement in coding accuracy
  • Focus on improvement via internal and external education, innovative programs and provider engagement
  • Work closely with local teams as well as corporate teams
  • Coding review and education with providers and team
  • Clinical Quality Documentation assessment
  • Work Plans for CDQI
  • Cross - functional collaboration with multiple teams and functions
Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED or higher education
  • 2+ years of experience in a coding or billing role
  • Current Coding Certification is required for this position. UHG will recognize any of the following Coding Certifications: Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from AAPC or  Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist - Physician - based (CCS - P) from AHIMA
  • Experience educating others to improve results in clinical coding
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC)
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health - related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular 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: Clinical Quality, coding, AHIMA, CPC, West Valley City, UT, Utah, telecommute, telecommuter, Cleveland, OH, Minneapolis, MN, Chicago, IL

Job Details

  • Contest Number761261
  • Job TitleOptumCare Risk Adjustment Coder - Telecommute
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Cleveland, OH
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsChicago, IL
    Minneapolis, MN
    West Valley City, UT

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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