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UnitedHealth Group Coding Team Lead - Telecommute in Phoenix, Arizona

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 doing your life's best work.(sm)

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Will report directly to and assist the manager / director in supervising a rapidly growing remote coding group that supports 38 hospitals for a major multi-hospital system

  • Monitor, assess, and assist with the performance and day to day activities of up to 35 remote employees, not limited to time-keeping, attendance, and productivity

  • Work with HR, IT Provisioning team, and coding manager/director in all aspects of on-boarding new employees

  • Perform auditing functions

  • Work with manager/director to promote productivity of the employees in the Computer-Assisted Coding challenges

  • Coordinate the staff to cover edits for EFR, Artiva, and AppRev

  • Work with Billing Managers and Supervisors to troubleshoot and streamline processes

  • Streamline process for the Editing Team

  • serve as direct and primary contact to the hospitals to provide coverage and systems access where needed. Will help set team direction and provide guidance to coding staff

  • Work closely with manager/director in managing day to day operations. Assist the facilities with unbilled as it pertains to remote coding staff accounts. Work in partnership with the facilities and corporate leadership to uphold the values based competencies of the corporation

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:


  • 3+ years of Inpatient coding experience

  • 2+ years of outpatient coding experience

  • 1+ years of recent editing experience with CCI, MUE, NCD, LCD

  • Should demonstrate competency in use of EMR and Encoder software

  • Ability to work during normal business hours, travel will be minimal to none, but may require onsite training in rare situations

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree

  • Experience with Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC)

  • 1+ years of leadership experience

  • Experience in management of remote employees

  • Knowledge of Cerner Powerchat and Medseries4 billing system

  • Microsoft Office experience to include Word, Outlook and basic Excel

  • Cardiology and Interventional Radiology coding experience

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 do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $53,300 to $95,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

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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