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The Sr. Clinical Coding Nurse Consultant will drive consistent, efficient processes and share best practices in a collaborative effort with Providers and Market Team, designed to facilitate achievement of goals set for HCC Ratio, HCC Covered Ratio, and HCC Percent Covered. The Sr. Clinical Coding Nurse Consultant will drive Risk Adjustment improvement initiatives, develop recommendations for Risk Adjustment remediation plans and create tools and databases to capture relevant data for assigned markets to achieve corporate and market specific Risk Adjustment goals and initiatives. This position will work collaboratively with each regional / market team and their leadership in a matrix relationship. This position will provide direction and guidance to Medical Coding Analysts, as well as cross functional team members within their respective Markets pertaining to Risk Adjustment.
There is a $1,000 employee referral bonus for external candidate referrals. This position will require travel to WellMed clinics meeting with providers.
Develop and implement market business plans to motivate providers to engage in improving Risk Adjustment metrics
Provide analytical interpretation of Risk Adjustment reporting including, Executive Summaries, HCC Ratio, Disagree and Resolution rates, and FaxBack reporting to plan and provider groups
Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all Risk Adjustment related activities within their assigned market(s) working within a matrix relationship which includes DataRAP operations and Regional / Market operations
Assist in developing of training and analytical materials for Risk Adjustment
Oversee DataRAP training and education delivery for Mega Groups via Provider education sessions and Physician Business Meetings / JOCs
Lead Weekly, Monthly, Bi - monthly, Quarterly, and / or Annual Business Review meetings related to Risk Adjustment activities which summarize provider group performance and market performance as requested by or required by Market leadership
Analyze and evaluate provider group structure and characteristics, provider group / provider office operations and personnel to identify the most effective approaches and strategies related to Risk Adjustment
Analyze Provider and Group performance regarding Risk Adjustment and Focus on Care (FOC) to determine areas of focus or improvement opportunities
Develop solution-based, user friendly initiatives to support practice success
Oversee market specific chart retrieval and review of PCP, Hospital, and Specialist records
Work with DataRAP Senior Leadership on identified special projects
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.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (Associate degree or Nursing Diploma from accredited nursing school with 2+ years of additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree) and current RN license in good standing
CPC certification or proof that certification has been obtained within 9 months from the American Academy of Professional Coders
5+ years of associated business experience with health care industry
1+ years of ICD-9, ICD10 coding experience
Knowledge of CMS HCC Model and Guidelines along with ICD 10 Guidelines
Professional experience persuading changes in behavior
Strong knowledge of the Medicare market, products and competitors
Knowledge base of clinical standards of care and preventative health measures
Ability and willingness to travel (locally and non - locally) as determined by business needs
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance
Experience in managed care working with network and provider relations
Strong presentation skills and relationship building skills with clinical / non-clinical personnel
Demonstrated ability to interact with medical staff, peers, and internal company staff at all levels
Ability to solve process problems crossing multiple functional areas and business units
Strong problem - solving skills; the ability to analyze problems, draw relevant conclusions and devise and implement an appropriate plan of action
Good business acumen, especially as it relates to Medicare
Medical / clinical background highly desirable
Undergraduate degree preferred
MS Office Suite, moderate to advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
Additional Medical chart review experience
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Ability to lift up to 10 pounds
Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to pounds of force
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Ability to use fine motor skills to operate equipment and / or machinery
Ability to properly drive and operate a company vehicle
Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and / or in writing
Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
**PLEASE NOTE** The Sign-On Bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a 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.
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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