UnitedHealth Group Sr Clinical Coding Nurse Consultant Austin TX - 5000 SIGN ON BONUS for External Candidates in Austin, Texas
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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.
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
$5,000 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates!
This position is based out of the office (option to work out of office in South Austin or North Austin) and will be covering the Austin Market and Bastrop. Must be able to attend training in San Antonio for 6 to 8 weeks (home on weekends).
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (Associate’s Degree or Nursing Diploma from accredited nursing school with 2 or more 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
1+ years of ICD-9, ICD10 coding experience
5+ years associated business experience with health care industry
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
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
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*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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