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UnitedHealth Group Medical Coder - Metairie, LA in New Orleans, Louisiana

Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work.

The Medical Coder - Metairie, LA, will be responsible for increasing revenue, accuracy of payment and quality of care by identifying and submitting unreported validated medical diagnoses and deleting diagnoses that are submitted inappropriately. Draws on extensive coding knowledge to review, code, and submit/delete diagnoses in order to continuously ensure the resources and benefits required to care for our members is provided.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Travel within the service area toperform medical record reviews as needed

  • Conduct research in order to definesuspects

  • Perform chart reviews based onsuspects to recover diagnoses not coded

  • Evaluate and communicatedocumentation and coding deficiencies in provider records

  • Conduct chart reviews to validatedata accepted by CMS

  • Maintain professional relationshipswith physicians and / or staff

  • Maintain work calendars and complywith all internal processes

  • Understand and keep up to date withRisk Adjustment and ICD - 10 - CM Guidelines

  • Set priorities for own workassignments and uses initiative in completion of tasks

  • Participate in auditing projects asassigned

  • Assist in training new members ofthe coding team

  • Assist in special projects asdirected

  • Perform any other tasks asrequested by the Director or Managers

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED ( or higher)

  • 2+ years of successfulemployment in coding

  • Coding Certification (CPC)

  • Ability to travel 10% within the service area to perform medical record reviews as needed

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook (data entry and able to open, read documents and spreadsheets, able to open, read and respond to emails in a timely matter)

  • Transportation and ability totravel to perform chart reviews

Soft skills

  • Excellent written and oralcommunication skills

  • Sound business ethics

  • Professionalism

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Excellent organizational skillswith great attention to detail

  • Strong communication andinterpersonal skills

Careers atUnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in healthcare. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well - being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our Healthcare system. Ready? It's time to do your life’s bestwork.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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