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Registered health information technician (RHIT) and certified professional coder with hands-on experience in ICD-9 coding. Specialize in outpatient, recurrent, emergency, and emergency ancillary account processing. Quality expert adept at identifying and correcting missing or conflicting information using excellent attention to detail. Versatile professional with strong interest in coding and medical records administration related positions in a dynamic healthcare environment.
Certifications and Licenses
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certification Passed RHIT exam administered by AHIMA, American Health Information Management Association American Academy of Professional Coders License
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Software Confidential Records Maintenance HIPAA Compliance Knowledge of HMOs Certified Professional Coder ICD-9, ASC, CPT, and HCPCS Coding Medical Billing Software JCAHO Adherence Medical Terminology
Certified Coder September 2013 to Current Opelousas General Health System Opelousas, LA Manage the compilation, processing, maintenance, and coding of medical records for outpatient and emergency department accounts. Utilize Clintegrity Coding Software to code patient records and McKesson HPF systems to review and update patient information. Perform quality checks on coding work of third party company, investigating and resolving missing accounts to properly enter them into the system. Accurately code standard outpatient charges, emergency department charges, as well as the more detailed recurrent accounts applying ICD-9, CPT-4, and HCPCS codes. Provide back-up coding for queues needing assistance to ensure records are complete, accurate, and comply with established regulations. Adhere with federal and state guidelines including HIPAA and JCAHO standards. Coding Intern April 2013 to June 2013 Opelousas General Hospital Supported the health information management department in maintaining, updating, and coding patient records. Entered confidential information into the system database. Carefully reviewed provider charges including dates of service, procedures, level of care, locations, and diagnoses for accuracy and completeness.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science : Health Information Technology, 2013 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA, United States 3.5 GPA. Coursework in Healthcare Management and in Health Information Technology (RHIT) Bachelor of Arts : Political Science, 1995 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA, United States