Remote Clinical Documentation Nurse Educator, Optum Tri-State


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Requisition Number: 2225441
Job Category: Nursing
Primary Location: Chappaqua, NY
(Remote considered)

Opportunities with Optum in the Tri-State region (formerly CareMount Medical, ProHEALTH New York and Riverside Medical Group). Come make a difference in the lives of people who turn to us for care at one of our hundreds of locations across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Work with state-of-the-art technology and brilliant co-workers who share your passion for helping people feel their best. Join a dynamic health care organization and discover the meaning behind Caring. Connecting. Growing together. 

The Nurse 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 Optum. The existing quality programs 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.

  • Department: Risk Adjustment
  • Location: Telecommuter, schedule aligned with Eastern time zone, must possess an active, unrestricted NY license for the state of New York
  • Schedule: Full time, 40 hours weekly, Monday – Friday, hours between 8AM – 5PM


You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. 


Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Work collaboratively with Clinical and technical resources to ensure quality programs are effective and reporting is completed to meet deadlines requirements
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert on clinical documentation and risk adjustment
  • Plan, conduct and coordinate all aspects of MRA (Medicare Risk Adjustment) process evaluation and education to internal partners
  • Communicating a comprehensive understanding of Medicare Risk Adjustment, Documentation & Coding guidelines
  • Analyze reports to identify and report documentation/coding trends to create opportunities for improvement with internal partners
  • Ensure provider documentation and diagnostic code selections are appropriate and recommend improvements as necessary
  • 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 as a Subject matter expert on Risk platforms

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, unrestricted RN license for the state of New York
  • 3+ years of clinical practice experience working in an acute setting
  • Experience with Microsoft applications such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Designated workspace and access to high-speed internet service


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • BSN or MSN
  • CPC or CRC certification
  • Experience with EMR systems (NextGen / EPIC)


*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy. 


California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington residents is $23.22 to $45.43 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.   

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.