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Medicare Consultant - Fort Myers, FL

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Job 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) -The Medicare Consultant is responsible for providing expertise in the area of quality and risk adjustment coding for assigned provider groups. A Medicare Consultant will interface with operational and clinical leadership to assist in identification of operational and clinical best practices in maximizing recapture rates, understanding clinical suspects and monitoring of appropriate clinical documentation and quality coding. - He/She will also coordinate implementation of programs designed to ensure all diagnoses are coded according to CMS and risk adjustment coding guidelines and conditions are properly supported by appropriate documentation in the patient chart. - The Medicare Consultant will also ensure the providers understand the STARS CPTII coding requirements. - This position will function in a matrix organization taking direction about job function from UHC and M&R but reporting directly to Optum Insight. - -Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists providers in understanding the CMS-HC Risk Adjustment program as it relates to payment methodology and the importance of proper chart documentation of procedures and diagnosis coding
  • Monitors Stars quality performance data for providers and promotes improved healthcare outcomes
  • Utilizes analytics and identifies and target providers for Medicare Risk Adjustment training and documentation/coding resources
  • Assist providers in understanding the Medical Condition Assessment Incentive Program and Medicare Stars quality and CMS - HCC Risk Adjustment driven payment methodology and the importance of proper chart documentation of procedures and diagnosis coding
  • Supports the providers by ensuring documentation supports the submission of relevant ICD -10 codes and CPTII procedural information in accordance with national coding guidelines and appropriate reimbursement requirements
  • Routinely consults with medical providers to clarify missing or inadequate record information and to determine appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes
  • Ensures member encounter data (services and disease conditions) is being accurately documented and relevant procedural codes and all relevant diagnosis codes are captured
  • Provides thorough, timely and accurate consultation on ICD-10 and/or CPT 2 codes by providers or practice clinical consultants
  • Refers inconsistent or incomplete patient treatment information/documentation to coding quality analyst, provider, supervisor or individual department for clarification/additional information for accurate code assignment
  • ProvidesICD10 - HCC coding training to providers and appropriate staff
  • Develops and presents coding presentations and training to large and small groups of clinicians, practice managers and certified coders developing training to fit specific provider's needs
  • Develops and delivers diagnosis coding tools to providers
  • Trains physicians and other staff regarding documentation, billing and coding and - provides feedback to physicians regarding documentation practices
  • Educates providers and staff on coding regulations and changes as it relates to Quality and Risk Adjustment to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Performs analysis and provides formal feedback of to providers on a regularly scheduling basis
  • Provides measurable, actionable solutions to providers that will result in improved accuracy for documentation and coding practices
  • Reviews selected medical documentation to determine if assigned diagnosis, procedures codes and ICD-10 codes are appropriately assigned
  • Assesses adequacy of documentation and queries providers to obtain additional medical record documentation or to clarify documentation to ensure accurate and appropriate coding
  • Collaborates with doctors, coders, facility staff and a variety of internal and external personnel on a wide scope of Risk Adjustment and Quality education effortsYou'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:
    • Certified Risk Adjustment Coder or Certified Professional Coder with American Academy of Professional Coders with willingness to obtain required certification within first year in position - CRC or CPC whichever is not credentialed at time of hire. - (CRC within 6 months of hire, CPC within 1 year of hire)
    • 3+ years of clinic or hospital experience and / or managed care experience
    • Knowledge of ICD10
    • Intermediate level of proficiency in MS Office (Excel (Pivot tables, excel functions), PowerPoint and Word)
    • Able to work effectively with common office software, coding software, EMR and abstracting systems
    • Travel regionally up to 75% (primarily day trips depending on region) -Preferred Qualifications: -
      • Bachelor's degree (preferably in Healthcare or relevant field)
      • 1+ years of experience in Risk Adjustment and HEDIS / Stars -
      • Demonstrate a level of knowledge and understanding of ICD and CPT coding principles as recommended by the American Health Information Management Association coding competencies, and as normally demonstrated by certification by the American Academy of Professional Coders
      • Knowledge of EMR for recording patient visits
      • Previous experience in management position in a physician practice
      • Coding performed at a health care facility
      • Knowledge of billing / claims submission and other related actionsUnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.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.Job Keywords: Medicare Consultant, Practice Performance, CPC, CRC, Risk Adjustment, Coding, Medical Coding, HEDIS, STARS, Fort Myers, FL, Florida

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