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Coding Account Manager, Ambulatory Coding - Optum360 - Telecommute - 931229

Minnetonka, MN 55345 Work Remotely
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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doingyour life's best work.(sm)

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The Coding Account Manager (CAM) ensures optimal delivery of services by effectively managing client support, coding production, and designated staff supervision. The CAM works closely with the sales staff to implement new clients and ensure appropriate client transitions and addition of new services to existing clients. S/he monitors client satisfaction and implements improvement processes where needed.

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The CAMs responsibilities include communication, problem solving, workflow or process assessment, monitoring, continuous quality improvement, timely and accurate delivery of coding services, and support of technical functions. The CAM maintains effective communication between vendor coders and data specialists, as well as with clients and other Optum departments. The CAM will seek direction from and keep the Director of Coding Operations apprised of the clients status with regard to personnel issues/changes, workload assessments/resource needs, client or vendor issues, coding production or coding accuracy issues.

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The Coding Account Manager will actively promote the corporate goals and vision of Optum and represent the company, its products and services, and its personnel professionally at all times. S/he will comply with all company regulations and do his/her part to maintain a positive, supportive and productive working environment.

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Youll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Plans, monitors, directs and evaluates coding production on a daily basis (M-F and weekend coverage as necessary); ensures that daily site coding drop schedules are met; if system issues or other emergencies delay coding, implements measures/schedules to return to established coding schedules at the earliest possible time
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  • Identifies day-to-day operational priorities and other workflow issues; adjusts coders, data specialists and other staff as necessary to ensure a constant flow of work so that delivery schedules are met; notifies the Director immediately if a problem arises that causes a redirection of work or inability to meet work/drop cycles; coordinates with QM personnel to balance resource needs between Coding and QM
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  • Tracks service level performance to ensure that coders are performing within the established quality, production, and financial performance criteria; provides feedback on revisions to performance parameters as service deliverables change
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  • Maintains technical knowledge of coding and ensures that understanding of policies is consistent with that of QM; ensures that all coders understand and implement new coding policies; triages routine coding questions and serves as a resource to the client; communicates educational needs and issues to QM
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  • Assists in the development and revision of operational policies and procedures that facilitate efficient workflow; Develops an understanding of the workflows, procedures and site-specific criteria for each assigned client
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  • Maintains a thorough understanding of all software applications used by coding operations personnel
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  • Mindful of the need to optimize coding department revenues and minimize operational costs
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  • Emphasizes productivity goals and takes action to ensure effective and efficient use of staff and own time is maintained
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  • Creatively plans for allocation of extra capacity for backlog coding and other revenue generating projects
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  • Makes suggestions for ways to reduce costs and enforces policies designed to minimize department expenses
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  • On an annual basis, or more frequently as needed, assesses margins for assigned sites and works with coding management and others to implement changes designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs
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  • Ensures that all inputs and follow-up for the invoicing process are completed accurately and in a timely manner (month-end invoicing reports, aged A/R follow-up); Proactively seeks out and resolves any potential invoicing problems
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  • Provides on-going client support and demonstration of Optum value to clients including:""
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    • Prepares and sends monthly reports to communicate performance and contribution toward client goals
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    • Makes at least monthly phone calls to primary client representative or others as needed. Visits clients as necessary or as per contract
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    • Communicates any policy changes to clients and coordinates implementation of any client requested changes in the appropriate format, e.g., chargemasters, site specifics
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    • Assists in troubleshooting problems and ensures timely follow-up and/or resolution and communication of outcomes
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    • Provides benchmarking data and other service and product information to clients with a goal of ensuring that clients are aware of Optum value
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    • Builds long-term client relationships by understanding the clients environment, business strategies and future needs and communicating how Optum can assist them to meet their goals
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    • Follows through on any client interest or inquiry for additional Optum products or services by informing the appropriate resources and assisting with implementations
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    • Provides support information for the contracting process for new clients and additional services for existing Optum clients
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    • Obtains and maintains an understanding of all Optum product lines
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  • Actively participates in internal meetings to discuss each client status: coding data trends/patterns/changes, physician and other provider documentation quality, and any recent issues that impact the client
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  • Participates with Technical Operations Manager, Product Management, IS, Coding Management, and client representatives, in initial assessment and determination of specific requirements for successful coding implementations. Functions as an implementation team member and works closely with the client and associated Optum departments to successfully implement Optum services and products
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  • Informs the Director when additional resources are needed based on the established production goals and quality standards. Enacts necessary training and orientation plans to ensure successful orientation and retention of each employee
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  • Visits and/or communicates regularly with remote employees. Ensures that all remote employees are performing their assigned jobs professionally and appropriately
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  • Presents a positive image/demeanor and demonstrates a superior customer service orientation when interacting with clients. Promotes and supports the corporation, its products/services, and its affiliates (employees, contractors, and agents) at all times
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  • Maintains strict confidentiality with patient, client, company and employee data
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  • Adheres to Optums commitment to abide by Federal and State laws and regulations relating to billing, coding, referral relationships, and other areas of potential fraud and abuse risk. Agrees to abide by company work rules, policies, and procedures, as well as the corporations Compliance Plan and its Code of Conduct. Participates in initial and ongoing training sessions covering compliance policies and reporting expectations as a condition of continued employment. (NOTE: failure to adhere to Optum standards of conduct, policies, or procedures will result in disciplinary action ranging from written warning or reprimand up to and including termination of employment.)
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Youll 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.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • RHIT, RHIA, CCS, and/or CPC certification
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  • 5+ years of experience managing Coding Operations for a large multi-facility/practice organization
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  • 2+ years of experience working for Coding Operations Vendor Management Organization
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  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Bachelors degree
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  • Epic or Cerner experience
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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 doyour life's best work.(sm)

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy.

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Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $64,800 to $116,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, youll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives

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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.

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

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Job Keywords: coding, account manager, commercial, telecommute, remote, work from home

Posted: 2021-06-02 Expires: 2021-07-02

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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