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Latasha Tolbert
2727 Saint Augustine Trl, Marietta, GA 30067 Home: (803) 767-5197 - Cell: (803) 767-5197 : Latashad.tolbert@gmail.com

Professional Summary
Organized Medical Biller and Coder with the ability to readily adapt to changing environments and demands.

Member of the American Academy of Professional Coders
Certificate of Completion in: HIPPA EDI Standards, Acute Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS), Medical Necessity and, CMS Form 1500,
CPR Certification

Skill Highlights

E Codes/ V Codes
Records maintenance
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software Outpatient surgery coding
ASC Coding
HCPCS Coding Guidelines
Patient chart auditing
Anesthesia coding
CPT and HCPCS coding
Behavioral health billing and coding

● Claimsgear and Medisoft billing systems
● Interpreting instruction
● Quality assessment of coded data
● HIPAA compliance
● Composed professional demeanor
● Research and data analysis
● Excellent problem solver
● Resourceful and reliable
● Leadership skills
● Team player with positive attitude
● Strong attention to detail
● Deadline-driven
● Multi-tasking
● Customer service
● Office support (phones, faxing, filing)
● Medical T erminology
● ICD-10 (International Classification of Disease Systems)
● Knowledge of anatomy/physiology

Professional Experience

Team Assistant
August 2011 to April 2012
Traime Behavioral Health – Marietta, GA

● Treated all patients, their families, visitors, peers, staff and providers in a pleasant and courteous manner.
● Performed quality control of the data entry system to verify that claims and payments were posted correctly.
● Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving ability by addressing barriers to receiving and validating accurate information.
● Correctly coded and billed medical claims for the office
● Thoroughly researched newly identified diagnoses and/or medical procedures to expand skills and knowledge.
● Professionally and courteously verified appointment times with patients.
● Strictly followed all federal and state guidelines for release of information.
● Assisted in the maintenance of medical charts and/or electronic medical record (filing, Op Reports, test results, home care forms).
● Prepared patient charts, and consent forms as necessary.
● Scheduled patient appointments.
● Monitored shared email in-boxes and ensured inquiries were addressed.
● Accurately entered procedure codes, HCPCS codes, diagnosis codes and patient information into billing software.
● Researched questions and concerns from providers and provided detailed responses.
● Actively maintained current working knowledge of CPT and ICD-9 coding principles, government
regulation, protocols and third party requirements regarding billing.
● Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations by appropriately handling patient information.
● Conscientiously reviewed medical record information to identify appropriate coding based on CMS HCC categories.
● Handle payrolls duties every pay period

February 2008 to April 2011
Cato – Columbia/Marietta, SC/GA

● Provided excellent customer service
● Increased revenue 150% within a two year period
● Kept track of inventory in various ways to keep shrinkage low
● Trained new employees according to standard operating procedures
● Developed new testing methods to improve accuracy

Lead Weight Manager
November 2003 to July 2007
LA Weight Loss – Columbia, SC

● Trained and Managed 16 consultants
● Explained products and services to our existing and potential clients
● Oversaw office operations, in two locations
● Organized, and secured confidential company, associates, and client information
● Generated quotes and action plans for clients
● Created tracking management spreadsheets for optimal organization

Education and Training
Everest Institute
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Associates in Arts Degree