HCC Medical Coding Analyst – Houston TX

UnitedHealth Group
Published
January 4, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

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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)

 
WellMed provides concierge - level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. 

The Medical Coding Analyst validates progress notes and enters the appropriate ICD - 9 / ICD - 10 coding into the DataRAP® database utilizing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) guidelines. This position is also responsible for timely communication of identified quality issues concerning documentation and validation pertaining to the CMS - HCC methodology and ICD - 9 / ICD - 10 CM coding guidelines back to the provider. 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Processes attestation sheets and progress notes out of the RightFax work queue according to DataRAP® department guidelines
  • Analyzes progress notes and documentation sent by providers for validation following CMS guidelines and ICD - 9 / ICD - 10 Coding Manual guidelines and enters final results into appropriate tab of the DataRAP® database
  • Performs the minimum number of validations consistent with established departmental goals
  • Provides clear communication, with use of DataRAP® application, through query to PCP on documentation not meeting standard as identified by "no plan"
  • Provides clear communication, with use of DataRAP® application, through query to PCP on documentation not meeting standard of basic administrative components to a progress note
  • Ensures accuracy of entry by comparing to outcome of diagnoses on eAttestation post validation entry
  • Associates attestation sheets received into the DataRAP® database to provide tracking for all markets
  • Identifies and reports quality concerns and errors to DataRAP® Clinical Process Quality Analyst for review and education
  • Responsible for providing coding support to the DataRAP® Clinical Coding Nurses and to the providers participating in the DataRAP® process
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned
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.

Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • CPC certification or proof that certification has been obtained within nine months of hire date from the American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Experience with ICD - 9 / ICD - 10 CM guidelines and coding
  • Ability to travel (locally and non - locally) as determined by business need
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive VoiceResponse (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location


Preferred Qualifications:

  • College experience
  • 2+ years of medical coding experience with strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in a clinical or managed care setting
  • Experience with proprietary medical coding systems
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to perform in a deadline driven environment
  • Must be able to maintain professionalism and a positive service attitude at all times
  • Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment when arriving at conclusions
  • Ability to effectively report deficiencies with a recommended solution in oral and / or written form
Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.
 
OptumCare and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment
Job Keywords: Medical Coding Analyst, San Antonio, TX, Texas
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