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UnitedHealth Group Inpatient Coding Supervisor - Remote near Minneapolis, MN in Minnesota


Opportunities at Optum, in strategic partnership with Allina Health. As an Optum employee, you will provide support to the Allina Health account. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data, and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits, and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

This position is responsible for maintaining, overseeing, and ensuring coding functions are performed in accordance with system-wide policies, procedures, and governing bodies. He/she monitors staff and department performance and productivity levels and proposes ways to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity. Promotes effective use of data for quality assessment and improvement of customer services and clinical outcomes, creates and manages employee work schedules, provides feedback to employees through formal and informal coaching, and prepares and administers staff performance reviews, and partners with human resources in the recruiting and interview process.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere near Minneapolis, MN as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of inpatient Hospital bill coding, responsible for DRG and ICD-10-PCS procedure code assignment

  • Ensures functions performed in accordance with system wide policies, procedures, and governing organizations

  • Defines individual and team goals

  • Monitors staff and department performance and productivity levels and proposes ways to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity

  • Analyzes and identifies problem areas and adjust processes and staffing priorities

  • Collaborates with the coding manager, coding director, clinic administrators, finance leaders, and health care providers to ensure quality data

  • Promotes effective use of data for quality assessment and improvement of customer services and clinical outcomes

  • Coordinates and provides billing and coding education to physicians, providers, coders, and management

  • May monitor physician profiles to identify trends and areas of improvement

  • Coordinates day-to-day support of staff and the department

  • Creates and manages employee work schedules

  • Provides feedback to employees through formal and informal coaching

  • Prepares and administers staff performance reviews

  • Analyzes performance metrics to locate and resolve issues and trends

  • Partners with Human Resources in the recruiting and interview process

  • Other 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/GED (or higher)

  • One of the following certifications:

  • Registered Health Information Administrator - American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

  • Registered Health Information Technician - American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

  • Certified Coding Specialist - American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

  • 1+ years of healthcare experience

  • 1+ years of coding experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with governmental compliance rules/regulations and coding guidelines

  • Supervisory experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration

  • Associate's or Vocational degree in Health Information

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

*PLEASE NOTE The sign-on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for 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.*

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location, and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups, and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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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