RN Clinical Educator (Coding) - Hartford, CT (889876)

Position Description

RN Clinical Educator (Risk Adjustment- HCC Coding) - Hartford, CT


Do you have compassion and a passion to help others?  Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

ProHealth Physicians, part of OptumCare

If you want to get way ahead in your career, it makes sense to be with an organization that's way ahead of the curve. Formed in 1997, ProHealth Physicians has grown to become Connecticut’s leading primary care physician organization. With over 90 locations throughout the state of Connecticut, our family of primary care doctors and specialists care for more than 360,000 people statewide. In fact, ProHealth serves every county and provides roughly ten percent of the primary care delivered to patients in the state. We're leaders in thinking and in serving our communities.  For instance, we're a C.M.S. approved Accountable Care Organization (ACO), covering over 30,000 Medicare patients associated with our community-based primary care providers. We're also nationally recognized as a NCQA Level III Medical Home. That kind of progressive leadership makes us perfect fit for OptumCare and UnitedHealth Group's expanding family of providers. This is a place where you can stay way ahead as you do your life's best work.SM


The RN Quality/Clinical Educator (Risk Adjustment) will be responsible for the day to day management of Quality programs, initiatives, and reporting as well as for Risk Adjustment activities for OptumCare CT IPA providers.  The existing quality programs at OptumCare CT IPA are recognized as the best in the state by many business partners. In the Quality role, you would provide support to the teams implementing and reporting on these programs. The main risk initiatives for the Clinical Educator will be provider education, chart review, and ensuring accurate coding and documentation across the organization. OptumCare CT IPA is a dynamic group of physician-led medical groups across CT and is part of the larger OptumCare national entity.  The position requires working with both local and national leaders.  The IPA is a multi-payor contracting vehicle that currently holds Medicare Advantage risk contracts as well as shared savings contracts.  Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care at an affordable cost for our members.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively with Clinical and technical resources to ensure quality programs are effective and reporting is completed to meet deadlines requirements including but not limited to:
  • Weekly touch points with IPA practice site resources to support Risk and Quality programs and reporting
  • Collaborate with Senior Quality Liaison to identify and support 5 STAR quality targets for OptumCare CT IPA
  • Manage and Monitor IPA programs participation and outcomes
  • Monitor Quality and Risk platforms regularly to assist IPA practices in prioritizing outreach efforts
  • Monitor and ensure that all users on the Quality platform are properly trained to complete supplemental data submissions – provide additional support/education on rejections as needed
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert on Quality platforms and supplemental data submissions
  • Plan, conduct and coordinate all aspects of MRA (Medicare Risk Adjustment) process evaluation and education to internal and external partners, including but not limited to:
    • Communicating a comprehensive understanding of Medicare Risk Adjustment, Documentation & Coding guidelines to both external/internal partners while ensuring compliance with regulatory.
    • Analyze reports to identify and report documentation/coding trends in order to create opportunities for improvement with internal and external partners.
    • Ensure provider documentation and diagnostic code selections are appropriate and recommend improvements as necessary, including system-view recommendations based on EMR scope
    • Continually assess the knowledge and appropriate application of ICD-10 documentation and coding guidelines
    • Leverage reporting benchmarks and MRA success measures to prioritize efforts
    • Demonstrate a professional and effective face to face communication style and address issues as they arise
    • Act promptly in routine situations while building productive relationships and establish rapport
    • Act as a Subject matter expert on Risk platforms

*The is a field based position.  The regional office (home base) is located in Farmington, CT and the position requires local travel within Hartford and Waterbury counties.

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. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Current and unrestricted RN license for the state of Connecticut
  • 5 years of clinical practice experience, working in a provider setting
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel within Connecticut offices to conduct on-site education sessions

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • BSN
  • 2+ years of experience working with Medicare Risk Adjustment (MRA)
  • CPC or CRC certification
  • Previous billing and coding OR medical office management experience
  • Familiarity with outpatient and/or inpatient billing processes
  • Strong understanding of coding principles
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation, consulting and delivery of complex content

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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)

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Job Keywords: RN, Nurse Educator, HCC Coding, ProHealth, Nurse Coder, Coding Documentation, Healthcare, CT, Connecticut, Farmington, Primary Care, CDQI, Hartford, CT, Waterbury, CT, Risk Adjustment, CPC, CRC

  • Requisition Number889876
  • Job TitleRN Clinical Educator (Coding) - Hartford, CT
  • Job FamilyNursing
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Farmington, CT
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsWaterbury, CT
    Hartford, CT

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt