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UnitedHealth Group Senior Coder Project Specialist in Costa Mesa, California

What's the first thing that happens when one of the most successful physician groups in Orange County comes together with a global leader in health care? Opportunity. With Monarch HealthCare joining OptumCare and the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, people like you will find increasing levels of challenge, impact and professional success. With a vibrant network of hospitals and urgent care centers, we're changing health care for the better by improving access to affordable, high quality care, and working together to improve the patient experience. That takes passion, commitment, intense focus and the ability to contribute effectively in a highly collaborative team environment. Are you with us? Learn more about this exciting opportunity to do yourlife's best work .(sm)

This is a senior level coding position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide education

  • Presentation of evening education workshops for providers

  • Development of provider education curriculum

  • Medical chart auditing and QA review

  • Project Management

  • Travel to provider offices for education

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience

  • Current AHIMA or AAPC coding credential with 5+ years of coding experience

  • 2+ years of managing a team of medical coders, (train and evaluate staff, drive projects to completion, and work with other Optum organizations to ensure quality in coding)

  • 5+ years ICD-9 Coding experience, preferably in an inpatient or physician's office setting

  • Project management experience

  • Risk adjustment experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Strong training skills

  • Ability to communicate with different skill levels and medical staff positions

  • Intermediate (or higher) proficiency using MS Office (Word, Excel & Outlook)

Monarch HealthCare®, is led by doctors who are committed to offering patients the most extensive choices and access to Orange County’s leading physicians, hospitals, labs and urgent care centers. This allows patients to get the perfect care in support of their good health. Monarch HealthCare’s independent, private-practice physicians are part of a coordinated network that works together to promote excellence in patient care.

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 bestwork.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere:UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Actionemployer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protectedveteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristicprotected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace.Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Certified Coder, AHIMA, AAPC, coding, CA, California, Irvine, Costa Mesa