Medical office assistant with experience supporting physicians in a busy medical office. Expertise includes verifying insurance coverage, records reviews and schedule maintenance. Inpatient and outpatient records coding specialist with ICD-9, ICD-10 and ASC coding expertise. Familiar with commercial and private insurance carriers.
Maintains strict confidentiality
Knowledge of HMOs, Medicare and PPOs
Medical billing software
Strong planning skills
Strong work ethic
Good written communication
Exercises good judgment
Billing / Collections, 02/2013 to CurrentMimi Howie Billing & Collections, LLC - Abita Sprigs, LA
Examined diagnosis codes for accuracy, completeness, specificity and appropriateness according to services rendered.
Carefully reviewed medical records for accuracy and completion as required by insurance companies.
Acquired insurance authorizations for procedures and tests ordered by the attending physician.
Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations by appropriately handling patient information.
Appropriately and correctly identified errors and re-filed denied/rejected claims as they were received from the Patient Account Representative.
Added modifiers as appropriate, coded narrative diagnoses and verified diagnoses.
Posted charges, payments and adjustments.
Submitted refund requests for claims paid in error.
Preschool Teacher, 10/2010 to 01/2016Primary Colors Learning Center - Covington, LA
Organized activities that developed children's physical, emotional and social growth.
Redirected children to encourage safe, positive behaviors.
Frequently substituted in office and classroom areas.
Helped facilitate indoor and outdoor play, parent-teacher conferences and keeping the classroom clean.
Monitored educational progress by keeping detailed individual charts and files.
Wrote newsletters and email to communicate monthly activity schedules to parents.
Upheld all CPR and Louisiana regulated certifications.
Medical Office Assistant , 11/2004 to 08/2007Destrahan Medical Clinic - St. Rose , La
Scheduled patient appointments.
Efficiently performed insurance verification and pre-certification and pre-authorization functions.
Confirmed patient information, collected copays and verified insurance.
Accurately entered procedure codes, diagnosis codes and patient information into billing software.
Completed registration quickly and cordially for all new patients.
Strictly followed all federal and state guidelines for release of information.
Recorded and filed patient data and medical records.
Education and Training
Medical Assistant ,2004Bryman College - Harahan , LA, USCoursework in Medical Assisting