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Senior Clinical Coding Nurse Consultant - 909067

Houston, TX 77002
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    909067

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 achieveyour lifes best work.(sm)

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TheSr. Clinical Coding Nurse Consultantwill drive consistent, efficient processes and share best practices in a collaborative effort with Providers and Market Team, designed to facilitate achievement of goals set for HCC Ratio, HCC Covered Ratio, and HCC Percent Covered. TheSr. Clinical Coding Nurse Consultantwill drive Risk Adjustment improvement initiatives, develop recommendations for Risk Adjustment remediation plans and create tools and databases to capture relevant data for assigned markets to achieve corporate and market specific Risk Adjustment goals and initiatives. This position will work collaboratively with each regional/market team and their leadership in a matrix relationship. This position will provide direction and guidance to Medical Coding Analysts, as well as cross functional team members within their respective Markets pertaining to Risk Adjustment.

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$5,000 sign on bonus for external candidates only

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"Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Develop and implement market business plans to motivate providers to engage in improving Risk Adjustment metrics
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  • Provide analytical interpretation of Risk Adjustment reporting including, Executive Summaries, HCC Ratio, Disagree and Resolution rates, and FaxBack reporting to plan and provider groups
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  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all Risk Adjustment related activities within their assigned market(s) working within a matrix relationship which includes DataRAP operations and Regional / Market operations
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  • Assist in developing of training and analytical materials for Risk Adjustment
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  • Oversee DataRAP training and education delivery for Mega Groups via Provider education sessions and Physician Business Meetings / JOCs.
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  • Lead Weekly, Monthly, Bi - monthly, Quarterly, and/or Annual Business Review meetings related to Risk Adjustment activities which summarize provider group performance and market performance as requested by or required by Market leadership
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  • Analyze and evaluate provider group structure and characteristics, provider group/provider office operations and personnel to identify the most effective approaches and strategies related to Risk Adjustment
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  • Analyze Provider and Group performance regarding Risk Adjustment and Focus on Care (FOC) to determine areas of focus or improvement opportunities.
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  • Develop solution-based, user friendly initiatives to support practice success
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  • Oversee market specific chart retrieval and review of PCP, Hospital, and Specialist records
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  • Work with DataRAP Senior Leadership on identified special projects
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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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  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing required (AssociateDegree or Nursing Diploma from accredited nursing school with 2 or more years of additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelors degree)
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  • Current unrestricted Texas RN license or compact license
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  • CPC certification or proof that certification has been obtained within 9 months from the American Academy of Professional Coders
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  • 1+ years of ICD-9, ICD10 coding experience
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  • 5+ years associated business experience with health care industry
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  • Knowledge of CMS HCC Model and Guidelines along with ICD 10 Guidelines
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  • Professional experience persuading changes in behavior
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  • Strong knowledge of the Medicare market, products and competitors
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  • Knowledge base of clinical standards of care and preventative health measures
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  • Ability and willingness to travel (locally and non - locally) as determined by business needs
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Experience in managed care working with network and provider relations
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  • Strong presentation skills and relationship building skills with clinical/non-clinical personnel
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  • Demonstrated ability to interact with medical staff, peers, and internal company staff at all levels
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  • Ability to solve process problems crossing multiple functional areas and business units
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  • Strong problem - solving skills; the ability to analyze problems, draw relevant conclusions and devise and implement an appropriate plan of action
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  • Good business acumen, especially as it relates to Medicare
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  • Medical / clinical background highly desirable
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  • Undergraduate degree
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  • MS Office Suite, moderate to advanced EXCEL and PowerPoint skills
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  • Additional Medical chart review experience
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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 doyour life's best work.(sm)

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**PLEASE NOTE** The Sign On Bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (Internal Candidates) are not eligible to receive a Sign On Bonus.

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an 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.

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

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Job Keywords: Registered Nurse, Coding, HCC, Hierarchical condition category, ICD, International Classification of Diseases, Houston, Texas, Risk Adjustment, Risk Assessment, CPC, Certified Professional Coder

Posted: 2021-01-21 Expires: 2021-03-21

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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