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UnitedHealth Group Senior Medical Coder - US Remote in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies.

You dream of a great career with a great company - where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healthcare companies, UnitedHealthGroup is restlessly pursuing new ways to operate our service centers, improve our service levels and help people lead healthier lives. We live for the opportunity to make a difference and right now, we are living it up.

This opportunity is with one of our most exciting business areas: Optum - a growing part of our family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group a Fortune 6 leader.

Optum helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their healthcare needs and stay on track with their health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.

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

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

We offer 2 weeks of paid training. The hours during training will be 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday - Friday.

Training will be conductedvirtually from your home.

What we do defines who we are. Take a deeper look at how we're providing support during this global health crisis and search for a way you can get involved. View our Covid-19 Resources Page at: https://info.uhg.com/


  • Responsible forprocedure and diagnostic coding of Inpatient and/or outpatient encounters.Works closely with CDI staff to ensure accurate and compliant coding andmaximization of revenue through initial coding and appeals of payerrejections relating to coding.

  • Codes a variety of outpatient medical records using CPTand ICD-10 CM - including ancillary, ambulatory surgery center,observation and ED.

  • Codes a variety ofinpatient medical records using ICD-10 CM/PCS- including rehab, trauma, Med Surg, OB, IR, Spinal Surgery,joint replacements, Neurosurgery, CVA's, etc.

  • Query providers or theirrepresentatives regarding inappropriate, incomplete or unclear coding.

  • Follows up onoutstanding coding related receivables following standard RevenueOperations policy/procedure/process and based upon payer filing deadlines.

  • Ensures appropriatenessof payer rejections and denials for coding related reasons.

  • Responds to codingrelated inquiries from providers and support staff and others asrequested.

  • Must keep current ofgovernmental and other payor coding and reimbursement rules andrequirements.

  • Maintains quality andproductivity balance of minimum 95% concurrently.

  • Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as setforth by the American Health Information Management Association andadheres to official coding guidelines.

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.


  • High School Diploma / GED

  • Ability to travel to the office 2 - 3 times / year or 10% of the time for meetings as needed

  • Minimum 5+ years prior coding experience inICD-10-CM /PCS coding and HCPCS / CPT procedure coding in the acute careinpatient/outpatient hospital.

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT),Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and / or Certified CodingSpecialist (CCS)

  • Working knowledge and high level of experience withthe ICD-10-CM/ PCS and CPT / HCPCS coding classification systems, MS-DRGs,APR-DRGs, APC's, POA's, and HAC's; dependent upon whether an inpatient oroutpatient

  • You will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's USTelecommuting Policy

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app,Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) orsimilar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealthGroup building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition,employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Telecommuting Requirements:

  • Requiredto have a dedicated work area established that is separated from otherliving areas and provides information privacy

  • Abilityto keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)

  • Mustlive in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approvedhigh-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internetservice

UnitedHealth Group is an essential business. The health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying specific attention to geography - specific trends. At this time, 90% of our non - clinical workforce transitioned to a work at home (remote) status. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients and customers who depend on us.

Some of the steps we've taken to ensure employee well - beinginclude:

  • Transitionedour new hire training classes to be conducted virtually

  • Launchedour ProtectWell app and UnitedCARES program to help ease the burden and stressfor our UnitedHealth Group team members and their immediate family affected byCOVID - 19

  • Dailyupdates from our CEO Dave Wichmann to support and inspire team members duringthis challenging time

  • Onsitesocial distancing and increased sanitization measures for employees who havebeen welcomed back to our offices

  • Fullycover the COVID - 19 healthcare costs for our employees

  • Employeeswho self - identify as high risk or who live with someone who is high risk havebeen asked to remain working from home

You can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID - 19 and support impacted communities at: https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/addressing-covid.html

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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

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.

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