To work with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment while securing a challenging and rewarding position in health care services where professional experience and specialized training will have valuable application. Coding specialist with ICD-9, ICD-10 and ASC coding expertise. Familiar with commercial and private insurance carriers.
CCS/CCS-P Certification April 2007 CP4899
American Health Information Management Association
Interpreted medical reports to apply/audit appropriate ICD-9, CPT-4 and HCPCS codes. Updated and brought to current over 6,000 backlogged encounters in one month. Auditing and training with providers. Carefully reviewed medical records for accuracy and completion as required by insurance companies.Assigned additional diagnosis codes based on specific clinical findings (laboratory, radiology and, pathology reports as well as clinical studies) in support of existing diagnoses.Examined diagnosis codes for accuracy, completeness, specificity and appropriateness according to services rendered.Coded outpatient encounters at a rate of 160 per day and 120 complex specialty coding.Accurately entered procedure codes, diagnosis codes and patient information into billing software.Consistently ensured proper coding, sequencing of diagnoses and procedures.Quickly responded to staff and client inquiries regarding CPT codes.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.
Observed and documented patient status and reported patient complaints to the case manager.Read and recorded temperature, pulse and respiration.Prepared patient rooms prior to their arrival.Collected urine and fecal samples.Obtained and set up suction equipment.Performed routine tests such as urine dip stick, vision and hearing tests.Provided necessary supplies, support and assistance to medical staff and patients for unit specific procedures.Promoted personal and co-worker safety.
Current with ICD-10 training,
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