Experienced Certified Professional Coder seeking full-time remote coding position

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CONNIE WHITEHEAD GRIFFIE, CPC
10525 Plum Creek Dr ● Shreveport, La 71106 Cell Phone (318) 364-9832 ● Email cwg71464@yahoo.com

SKILLS
 Teaching Hospital
 Level 1 Trauma Hospital
 Orthopedic Coder
 Anesthesia Coder
 Ophthalmology Coder  E & M Coder
 EPIC, NexTech & IDX
 Medical Terminology
 Anatomy & Physiology
 Plastic Surgery Coder  Medicare & Medicaid
 Managed Care (HMO, PPO, and POS)
 Microsoft Word & Excel



EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Certified Professional Coder – AAPC ICD-10 Certification – AAPC E & M Coding Course - AAPC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
October, 2015 – Present Financial Coordinator, The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery
Code, file medical claims and follow-up as needed on approved cases. Work daily deposits for three clinics. Bill all daily surgeries for four providers. Run Projected Surgery Income report and audit to keep up-to-date of surgery payments due. Take payments and post to the patients account. Enter Case Tracking Information for all surgeries.

June, 2015 – October, 2015 Team Leader/Coder, Highland Clinic Ophthalmology
Team Leader duties included but were not limited to daily keying in of Charge Tickets for 5 providers, Billing and Insurance. Troubleshoot coding issues, if needed. Liaison between the front office staff and techs. Coordinate employee time off.

November, 2010 – June, 2015 Orthopedic Coder- Revenue Cycle Analyst, LSUHSC
Assigned E&M and diagnoses and operative procedures according to standard procedures to submit claims for reimbursement. Contacted respective physicians concerning classification of diagnoses which were not codifiable. Applied definitions and guidelines to determine the principal diagnosis. Justified coding decisions, when in question and followed-up on denials, claims status, helped patients regarding their accounts.

January, 2010 – November, 2010 Claims Service Specialist, ACS
Coded, entered demographics and processed claims for rehabilitation client and radiology client. Filed claims accordingly and followed-up on status of payments, denials and appeals. Answered phones and helped patients, insurance companies and attorneys.

March, 2008 – November, 2009 Billing Specialist, Healthmax Billing
Medical Coder for Willis Knighton Anesthesiologists. This entailed coding, entering all patient information for billing/filing purposes and entering the charges. Processed patients and insurance company payments (i.e. Explanation of Benefits, checks, credit cards) and filed claims accordingly and followed-up on the status of payments and appeals that were filed. Processed statements, collection letters/late letters and setup payment agreements for patients. Answered phones and offered assistance to patients and insurance companies.

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