Coding Specialist

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 25, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
Employment Status
Full Time

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Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota???s leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We???re an organization that???s going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.

The Coding Specialist will identify and analyze new codes and code changes to ensure smooth and timely implementation. Work with Configuration staff to identify opportunities for automation of existing manual claims processes. Serve as a subject matter expert for Member Services, PAC and PRC to educate on coding issues. Assist in preparation of education materials and identify training opportunities. Research and resolve complex claims and reimbursement issues. Duties of the Coding Specialist include: 

  • Develop schedule of code changes. Identify and analyze coding changes as it relates to accurate claims processing. Reduce rework by ensuring timely and accurate interpretation of new codes.
  • Identify and analyze ad-hoc coding changes. Ensure timely and accurate implementation and education of Claims, PRE, PAC and Member Services
  • Educate operational areas on basic coding and impacts of coding changes. Serve as a resource for coding and reimbursement questions.
  • Assist in the development of training programs and education materials for provider training on coding and complex claims issues. Provide direct education to providers as needed.
  • Represent UCare at external professional committees, including Administrative Uniformity Committee technical advisory groups, HCPCS and HECAP. Proactively distribute information as appropriate across departments.
  • Serve as professional support and work in collaboration with Medical Directors, Clinical nursing staff, PRC, Member Services and PAC by providing assistance and management in the resolution of complex claims issues.
  • Analyze degree of manual intervention in existing claims processes. Work collaboratively with Configuration staff and seek opportunities to increase automation and improve auto adjudication rates.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Professional certified coder designation from an accredited institution required. Two to three years experience as a certified coder, in a health delivery setting, health insurance or Medicare and/or Medicaid required.

Three to five years experience in claims operations. Previous experience in code editing software (Optum iCES preferred)


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You???ll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis???just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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