Inpatient Coding Supervisor - Optum360 US Telecommute

    • Fair Oaks, CA

Position Description

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)

This is an onsite position in Rancho Cordova, CA

Monday - Friday, days

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage activities of the Coding staff as well as perform coding, abstracting and reporting in compliance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements; Responsible for continuing education and ensuring compliance with government and internal coding regulation and standards
  • Acts as a resource to coding staff, Revenue Integrity and other hospital departments
  • Audits, Trains & supervises coding department staff for the purpose of maximizing reimbursement, ensuring quality coding and maintaining an acceptable turnaround time in the completion of unit function
  • Develops and motivates a competent, well-trained staff, capable of meeting established goals and promotes efforts to recruit and retain qualified personnel
  • Completes and submits probationary and annual employee performance evaluations
  • Responds to requests from hospital departments, physicians, patients, families, etc. that ensures customer service excellence
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and concepts effectively across organizational levels as will be working with physicians, Chief Financial Officers, and hospital department management
  • Knowledge of information privacy laws, medical record access, and release of information is needed
  • Assists the facility HIM Director and Coding Manager with oversight for processes and initiatives designed to continuously improve DNFB and Coding Revenue Cycle performance and/or efficiency. Including but not limited to staffing, reports, daily assignments and coding support
  • Leads by example; promotes teamwork by fostering a positive, transparent and focused working environment which achieves maximum results
  • Other duties as needed and assigned by Optum360 leadership, including but not limited to leading and conducting special projects. Develops project work plans, facilitates resource allocation, executes project tasks and obtains assistance from other intra and inter-departmental resources, as required

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
  • Must have an active CCS, RHIA, or RHIT coding credential
  • Experience with the electronic health record, health information systems and healthcare applications
  • Proficient in Microsoft office - Excel, Word

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3 + years of leadership experience
  • Labor\union management 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)

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.

Keywords: supervisor, coding, Rancho Cordova, CA, California

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