Medical Billing and Coding
160 hour externship with experience with medical billing, coding and front office. Recorded and filed patient data and medical records. 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. Strictly followed all federal and state guidelines for release of information. Directed patient flow during practice hours, minimizing patient wait time. Examined diagnosis codes for accuracy, completeness, specificity and appropriateness according to services rendered. Scheduled surgeries and procedures in conjunction with Surgical Coordinator. Scheduled patient appointments. Completed registration quickly and cordially for all new patients. Accurately entered procedure codes, diagnosis codes and patient information into billing software. Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations by appropriately handling patient information. Analyzed and interpreted patient medical and surgical records to determine billable services. Interpreted medical reports to apply appropriate ICD-9, CPT-4 and HCPCS codes. Posted charges, payments and adjustments. Applied payments, adjustments and denials into medical manager system.
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