Work History

Work History
Nov 1996 - Present

Coding Specialist

UMassMemorial Healthcare, Inc

Coded  a large variety of inpatient and outpatient charts..  Familiar with coding concepts and coding softwares.  Excellent communication skills working with physicians, nursing staff, hospital management staff and coding staff. .  Knowledge of importance of appropriate physician documentation in health records.  Knowledge of JCAHO standards. Knowledge of abstracting and analysis of health records as well record retrievals. Basic knowledge of the newly developed ICD-10 coding guidelines.   

Jul 1995 - Oct 1996

Claims Examiner

Cigna/Healthsource

Reviewed and formatted medical claims.

Jul 1992 - Jun 1995

Coding Specialist/ Medical Records Assistant

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Coded inpatient charts..  Assisted others within the Analysis department.  Worked with physicians to provide they have complete documentation within the health records.  Worked alongside with the Assistant Manager of the Health Record Department for coding audits. 

Qualitifcations Summary

Education

Education
Sep 1982 - May 1985

Health Information Management

Rochester Institute of Technology

AAS Degree - Health Information Management

Skills

Skills

Audited Health Information Records

Audited and reviewed Medical Records for accurate coding as well physician documentations. Made sure codes were met accordingly to ICD-9-CM and met the requirements to JCAHO standards. Worked along with physicians to determine and gave recommendations for coding alternatives and physician documentation improvements of the health records.

Inpatient and Outpatient coding

Ability to code up to 30 charts a day. Will converse with physicians about any coding questions related during a patients hospital stay within their health records'. Knowledge of precision of physician documentation. Partial knowledge of Medicare Reimbursement System. .

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 2014 - Present

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

American Health Information Management Association

Professional Affliations

American Health Information Management Association

Community Involvement

 Donate Life, Organization  - Advocate, volunteer at community functions. Walks and Road Races to promote awareness of Organ Donation

 Boston Marathon - Volunteer