Employed in the medical field for the past twenty one years handling various responsibilities from patient scheduling to medical billing and coding, anesthesia billing and general office management for multiple related entities concurrently.
Materials/ Inventory liaison
Liaison between Doctors and Surgical Facility
Medical Coding, CPT and ICD-10
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and billing software
Appeals and Arbitration Preparation
Medical Records Preparation
Posting of daily receivables
Chart Preparation/Patient Reception
Knowledge of insurance; HMOs, Medicare
Maintains strict confidentiality
Extensive anatomy/physiology knowledge
SURGICORE SURGICAL CENTERSaddle Brook, NJSurgical Scheduling Coordinator02/2016 to Current
Handles various responsibilities from patient scheduling to coordinating anesthesia coverage and transportation. Accurately enters patient demographics, insurance information and surgical procedures into billing software.Carefully reviews medical records for accuracy and completion as required by insurance companies. Acts as an intermediary to obtain medical clearances for the nursing staff.Strictly follows all federal and state guidelines for release of information. Directs patient flow during practice hours, minimizing patient wait time. Schedules surgeries and procedures. Manages relationships with doctors office staff and physicians to promote the facility. Prepares weekly forecast for Administrator. Quickly responds to staff, doctor's offices and patient inquiries via email during and after business hours.
MARKET STREET SURGICAL CENTERSaddle Brook, NJSurgical Scheduling Coordinator and Facility Biller06/2003 to 02/2016Scheduled surgeries.Completed registration quickly and cordially for all new patients. 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.Acted as a liaison between the business department and third party payers in resolving billing and reimbursement accuracy. Analyzed and interpreted patient medical and surgical records to determine billable services. Confirmed patient information, collected copays and verified insurance. Evaluated the accuracy of provider charges, including dates of service, procedures, level of care, diagnoses, patient identification and provider signature. Completed appeals and filed and submitted claims. Prepared and attached all required claims documentation including required reports, invoices and medical necessity to reduce incidence of denials. Prepared files for arbitration and fulfilled medical records requests for attorneys.
WYCKOFF SURGICAL CENTERWyckoff, NJPatient Coordinator/Facility and Anesthesia Biller06/1996 to 08/2012
ADVANCED CENTER FOR PAINWyckoff, NJAdministrative Assistant/Anesthesia Biller06/1996 to 05/2012Worked directly with Dr Kristappa Sangavaram and John Quinn CRNA
POMPTON PLAINS SURGICAL CENTERPompton Plains, NJMedical biller-coder05/2001 to 04/2005
ARIS ANESTHESIARidgewood, NJAdministrative Assistant/Anesthesia biller/collections09/2008 to 10/2010Worked directly with Sharon Harris, CRNA
QUALITY ANESTHESIA-James Missig CRNABay Shore, NYAnesthesia Biller06/2000 to 07/2003
Dr. Robert AgrestiElmwood Park, NJMedical Biller/ Collections; Plastic Surgery08/1998 to 04/2013
Education and Training
High School Diploma:Valedictorian1976Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne, NJ, USA
Bachelor of Arts:Fine Art/ Art History1981William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, USAMinor in Chemistry Graduated Summa Cum Laude