Medical Coder - Las Vegas, NV

Company: UnitedHealth Group ( Learn More )

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Job Description

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others?  Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

Southwest Medical, part of OptumCare, is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to older adults, an outpatient surgery center, home health, hospice and palliative care services, plus E-visits and online options via Now Clinic telemedicine technology. Southwest Medical offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. Southwest Medical is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Receive assigned medical charts to code

  • Review medical charts electronically

  • Abstract and code diagnosis and documentation information

  • Research and resolve coding projects

  • Perform ongoing analysis of medical record charts for the appropriate coding compliance

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

  • Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 1+ years of medical coding experience

  • Coding certification to include the following: CPC, CCS, RHIA and RHIT (no CPC-A, RHIT A, etc.)

  • Microsoft Office proficiency

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Facility-based coding experience

  • Managed care experience

  • HCC coding experience

  • Experience with HEDIS

  • Coding experience in obstetrics, primary care or oncology

  • 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.

    Job Keywords: medical coding, medical coder, UHG, Optum, oncology, primary care, obstetrics, CPC, CCS, RHIA, RHIT, Las Vegas, NV, Nevada

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