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UnitedHealth Group is looking for a Coding Director, Commercial Coding – Optum 360 – Telecommute  #JobsAvailablePagosaSprings #PagosaSpringsJobPostings #DirectorJobsPagosaSprings

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)Providing leadership and oversight to Optum360 commercial coding services and directly overseeing commercial coding managers responsible for client delivery.  This position is key in delivering critical feedback and coaching to the coding management team, consistently improving the client experience. This position is directly accountable for meeting client performance metrics and key performance indicators established by both the client and Optum 360 to ensure accurate and timely coding.  The Coding Director drives continuous improvements and tracks, monitors and trends performance to improve business objectives and to disrupt the status quo in order to exceed Service Level Agreement commitments.  This position must maintain strong client relationships and represent Optum360 in all aspects of its values.  This Coding Director will serve as a conduit to drive employee engagement, set and balance expectations and reward and recognize winning performance through accountability, performance management, and strong leadership.  Youll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.Primary Responsibilities: Maintains and demonstrates expert knowledge of coding, coding operations, managing contract coders (domestic and global) and best demonstrated coding practices; drives the integration of Optum360 Coding related business objectives within the client environment Maintains expert knowledge of coding to ensure high productivity and proficiency standards of performance are achieved and utilizes such skills to manage DNFB/FBNM and other coding metrics as assigned to meet or exceed client SLA targets Effectively leads and participates in coding quality assurance/compliance activities that include action plans relevant to audit results including remediation, education, and when appropriate assisting to create and monitor corrective action plans Effectively manages third party sub-contractors to meet client SLAs Works closely with sales and client executives to collaboratively build and maintain cohesive relationships with the client Leads by example; promotes teamwork by fostering a positive, transparent and focused working environment which achieves maximum results Provides team leadership and promotes a successful business operation by:           o    Fosters teamwork atmosphere between business and clinical stakeholders            o    Hires and manages staff to achieve strategic objectives           o    Provides staff training and mentoring           o    Maintains close business relationship with associates at the regional and local levels by ensuring onsite presence at regular intervals and during special events            o    Provides coaching and development of employees through consistent performance management and constructive feedback geared towards accountability           o    Rewards and recognizes performance and provides leadership direction during the common review process           o    Seeks to innovate and foster new ideas toward the development of staff to ensure increased employee engagement and employee satisfactions 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 Subject Matter Expert of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Optum360s organizational integrity program, standards of conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior. Promotes a service-oriented culture within the organization and assures satisfaction with the quality and amount of support provided for departmental functions, initiatives and projectsYoull 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: Associate or bachelors degree in Health Information Management, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related field  Certifications include RHIT or RHIA and CCS or AAPC or CPC credential   5+ years of experience in corporate coding leadership role for large multi-site healthcare organizations with responsibility for at least 30-50 coding staff members, both internal and contract as well as remote and/or domestic and global.   5+ years of consulting or coding vendor delivery management experience to include client management/interactions Proven record of successfully managing DNFB (, global contract coding, and coding compliance programs, preferable in a client-vendor based environment Requires proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint and SharePoint Experience with computer assisted coding technologies and EMR coding workflow Excellent organizational skills required (ability to multi-task, produce rapid turnaround, and effectively manage multiple projects)   Exemplary level leadership and business driver skills (ability to make hard decisions focusing upon operational goals and business requirements). Identify and utilize key data points for making informed, data driven decisions.  Demonstrated success in assessing operational opportunities for greater efficiency and/or effectiveness by apply critical thinking expertise Exemplary level ability to influence change and serve as primary change agent Demonstrated client service/account management orientation, ability to build and maintain effective relationships and ability to influence without authority Strong program management skills with the ability to lead and manage multiple, concurrent running projects, prioritize tasks and adapt to frequent changes in functional/regional/departmental priorities.  Ability to recognize necessary changes in priority of tasks and allocation of resources, and bring them to the attention of Optum360 leadership, as required.  Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement techniques are essential to success, as is the ability to be a self-starter and work independently to move projects successfully forward Ability to work with a variety of individuals in executive, managerial and staff level positions.  The incumbent frequently interacts with staff at the Corporate/National, Regional and Local organizations.  May also interact with external parties, such as financial auditors, third party payer auditors, consultants, and various hospital associations Comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment that encourages change engagement and participation, and open dialogue. Ability to work within the organization at all levels utilizing a very hands-on approach to creating value and buy-ins as the lead change facilitator. Ability to attract, develop, deploy and retain a world class revenue cycle team, capable of performing as a team and of evolving with the organizations vision and with cutting edge technologies Possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Optum360 and our client organization(s) Operational knowledge of health care related Federal and State regulations, as well as standards from regulatory agencies and accrediting organizations (e.g. CMS, TJC) 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 ordersPreferred Qualification: Masters Degree Experience leading or participating in large Coding-related IT implementation projects 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 $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, youll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups 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.Job Keywords: Coding Director, Commercial Coding, Optum 360, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Remote, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, MN  Recommended SkillsMentorshipCoaching And MentoringResource AllocationManagementLeadershipPerformance ManagementRecommended JobsCoding ManagerManagerAtlanta,GaManager, Atlanta,GaCoding Director, Commercial Coding – Optum 360 – TelecommuteUnitedHealth GroupWork From HomeFull Time
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