Responsible medical assistant with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 10 + years experience in health care.
Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal.Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics.Cleaned and sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies.Organized, updated and maintained over 200 patient charts.Performed pregnancy tests and sent specimens for laboratory testing.Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.Escorted patients to examination rooms and prepared them for physician exams.Ensured HIPAA compliance.Educated patients about their treatments.Performed lab tests and communicated results.Served as a liaison between patients and physicians to assist patients in understanding their treatment plans.Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.Monitored patients with acute conditions.Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information.Tested patients' blood glucose levels.Measured urine specimens and delivered them to the laboratory.Wrote clear and detailed clinical phone messages for physicians.Directed patient flow during practice hours, minimizing patient wait time.Strictly followed all federal and state guidelines for release of information.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.Acquired insurance authorizations for procedures and tests ordered by the attending physician.Arranged and assisted with hospital admissions.Maintained an organized logging system for tracking test results.Scheduled surgeries and procedures in conjunction with Surgical Coordinator.Prepared prescription refill requests on behalf of the physician.Scheduled patient appointments.Completed registration quickly and cordially for all new patients.Scheduled radiology exams for patients.Carefully coded disease and injury diagnoses, acuity of care and procedures in an inpatient setting.Accurately entered procedure codes, diagnosis codes and patient information into billing software.Reviewed diagnostic and procedural terminology for consistency with acceptable medical nomenclature.Consistently ensured proper coding, sequencing of diagnoses and procedures.Quickly responded to staff and client inquiries regarding CPT codes.Interpreted medical reports to apply appropriate ICD-9, CPT-4 and HCPCS codes.Confirmed patient information, collected copays and verified insurance.Completed appeals and filed and submitted claims.Communicated with medical transcriptionists regarding patient medical records.Applied payments, adjustments and denials into medical manager system.Submitted refund requests for claims paid in error.Carefully prepared, reviewed and submitted patient statements.Remained up-to-date with all insurance requirements, including the details of patient financial responsibilities, fee-for-service and managed care plans.
Coursework in Medical Assisting
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