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UnitedHealth Group Facility Clinical Investigator RN - US Telecommute in Phoenix, Arizona

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 5 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Investigate, review, and provideclinical and / or coding expertise in the application of medical andreimbursement policies within the claim adjudication process throughfile review. This could include Medical Director / physicianconsultations, interpretation of state and federal mandates, applicablebenefit language, medical and reimbursement policies and considerationof relevant clinical information

  • Perform clinical coverage review ofclaims, which requires interpretation of state and federal mandates,applicable benefit language, medical and reimbursement policies, codingrequirements and consideration of relevant clinical information onclaims with aberrant billing patterns

  • Perform clinical coding review toensure accuracy of medical coding and utilizes clinical expertise andjudgment to determine correct coding and billing

  • Identify aberrant billing patterns andtrends, evidence of fraud, waste or abuse, and recommend providers tobe flagged for review

  • Maintain and manages daily case review assignments, with a high emphasis on quality

  • Provide clinical support and expertise to the other investigative and analytical areas

  • Will be working in a high volume production environment that is matrix drive

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)

  • Unrestricted RN (registered nurse)

  • 1+ years of medical coding experience

  • Competent in ICD - 10 and PCS

  • Ability to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • RHIT (registered health informationtechnician), RHIA (registered health information administrator), CDIP(certified documentation improvement practitioner) OR current certifiedfacility in - patient coder

  • 1+ years of DRG coding or DRG auditing experience (facility only)

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel withthe ability to create / edit spreadsheets, use sort / filter function,and perform data entry

  • Healthcare claims experience

  • Managed care experience

  • Investigation and / or auditing experience

  • Knowledge of health insurance business, industry terminology, and regulatory guidelines

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to use a Windows PC with the ability to utilize multiple applications at the same time

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Frequent speaking, listening using aheadset, sitting, use of hands / fingers across keyboard or mouse,handling other objects, long periods working at a computer

  • Have a secluded office area in which to perform job duties during the work day

  • Have high - speed internet access

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

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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