CPC-A still looking for entry level position in Central Arkansas

Morrilton, Arkansas
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I've applied for a few jobs but it seems no one has the time to train someone with no experience in a medical field. Hoping someone will see my 13 years of dedication in the financial institution is enough to give me half a chance. I've updated my resume as follows:

Tracy Ellington
1 East Mobbs Circle
Greenbrier, AR 72058

 Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice
 Over 13 years of experience handling financial accounts
 Excellent attention to details and great organizational skills
 Superb understanding of HIPAA laws and confidentiality
 Ability to meet deadlines and deliver results

EDUCATION: American Academy of Professional Coders-CPC-A Certified November 2011
Medical Coding Training-CPC covered the following subjects:
Business of Medicine Medical Terminology & Anatomy Review
Introduction to ICD-9-CM & Coding and CPT Surgery Guidelines
HCPCS & Modifiers 151 Evaluation & Management, Medicine
Arkansas Institute of Banking: Principles of Banking/Economics, Law & Banking Principles
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, 1992—1993
Majored in Deaf Education

WORK EXPERIENCE: Regions Bank -Jan 1999 to current
9/2/2003 to current-- Corporate Trust Staff Assistant III**
• Performed general and clerical administrative support to two relationship managers.
• Review tax and compliance issues.
• Monitor settlement of trades and securities assigned to trust accounts, verifying cash availability;
• guaranteed investment contract reconcilement with GIC statements versus trust account balances.
• Reconcile cash sheet daily for overdrafts or large balances, as well as posting cash transactions (wires, checks and electronic funds transfers (EFTs).
• Monitored and maintain archive system for permanent storage.
• Address routine questions and problems with clients, assessing on how best to resolve any issues, and referring more complex situations to higher levels.
• Formulated and maintain excel spreadsheets and word program.
• Carried out established procedures and worked under minimum supervision to perform assigned duties.
• Fulfill the annual SEC/BSA/AML testing to meet compliance requirement.

11/28/2001 to 08/29/2003—Clerical Specialist V
• Processed commercial loan payments and advances and applying them to appropriate loan accounts.
• Automated new loans and renewals on Shaw loan mainframe system (data entry).
• Submitted payments and extensions for loans to accommodate customers’ needs.
• Review Infonet System for bank loan associate requests, then maintain information on Shaw loans.
• Reviewed requests for loans to be charged off or place on non-accrual status, upon approvals.
• Managed monthly spreadsheet of new/ renewed loans and returned loans for loan officers of various banks.
• Assisted co-workers with payments, loan processing, and other duties as needed.

11/21/1999 to 11/23/2001—Clerical Specialist IV
• Processed pre-conversion requests microfiche and microfilm lookups for copies of financial statements, checks and deposits, as requested by bank clients.
• Accessed ASI program system for statements, checks and items as needed for research.
• Entered & catalogued microfilm on ASI daily for recordkeeping of database files.
• Addressed incoming telephone calls, for assistance with questions, concerns & requests.
• Assisted in subpoena research for law offices, for court proceedings.

** 02/2006 Awarded Most Valuable Player for recognition of work as Corporate Trust Assistant by peers.
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I will give you my experience. It is hard to get a job as a coder without experience even if ceritifed. I worked as a Patient Center Rep for 2 years and told them at my interview that I was interested in coding and they taught me to code under supervision and I went to school while I did that. When I took the CPC exam, I already had 2 years coding and an AAPC approved course curriculum completed, so I did not have the Apprentice designation. You may have to get a clerical position at a site that will let you code under supervision so that you can gain experience while working. Good Luck!