Work History

Work History
Nov 1996 - Present

Coding Specialist

UMassMemorial Healthcare, Inc

*Coded inpatient and outpatient charts *  Record Retrievals * Audited records *  Analysis of Records * Knowledge of statistics of records *  Familiar with EMRs  *  Ability to capture irregularities especially undocumented records as needed for the Coding Department and readies the charts for auditors * Ability to find lost records.. *Filing and storage/retrievial of records * Maintenance and security of all Health Information Records * Knowledge of EMR* Basic knowledge of ICD-10-CM 

Jul 1995 - Oct 1996

Claims Examiner

Cigna/HealthSource

* Responsible for reviewing and entering health claims into the database.

Jul 1992 - Jun 1995

Coding Specialist/Medical Record Assistant to the Assistant Manager and Supervisor

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

*Coded inpatient charts  * Coordinated special projects among the medical records department * Help carry out duties in the analysis department  * Assured physicians signed all health records at the time of patients' discharges * filing and retrieval of records * release of confidential information..

Qualitifcations Summary

Education

Education
Sep 1982 - May 1985

AAS - Medical Records Technology/ Health Information Management

Rochester Institute of Technology

Graduated with AAS in knowledge of Medical Records / Health Information Management

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 2014 - Present

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

American Health Information Management Association

Community Involvement

Donate Life - Volunteer

Boston Marathon - Volunteer

Skills

Skills

Inpatient and Outpatient Coding

Ability to code up to 30+charts a day. Will converse with physicians about any coding questions to better coding as well reimbursement. Knowledge of precision of physician documentation. Partial knowledge of Medicare Reimbursement System.

Audited Health Information Records

Audited and reviewed health records for accurate coding as well physician documentation. Worked alongside with physician to help them better document the charts to help coders increase reimbursement for the Hospital.

Knowledge of HIM Duties

Record Retrieval * Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records * Analysis of Records * Performed in variety of Medical Records/Health Information duties through the HIM Department * Physician Record Completion * Maintenance and security of all health information charts. * Team player