Medical Coder/Biller seeking F/T job in Hampton Roads area Virginia

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April Ledford
4956 Narragansett Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-233-9361- Home
757-274-4592 – Cell
aledford10@gmail.com




ATTN: Office Manger or Billing Supervisor
Dear Sir or Madam

I have been in the Virginia Beach area for nearly 3 years. I was employed at a local Gastroenterology Practice since relocating here from Colorado in 2008. I was recently laid off due to overstaffing within our accounting department. I obtained my CPC in 2008. One of my goals for 2011 is to take the CPMA certification exam. In my last position I performed internal chart audits. I have knowledge of Medicare credentialing and the PECOS system, and was recently involved in a Medicare revalidation. I stay up to date with CMS guidelines and I am excited to begin preparing for ICD-10 and the new 5010 claims format. I am knowledgeable in PQRI and E-prescribing as well as preparing for the EHR incentive program. I currently have experience with Sage software {intergy EHR}, {Medical Manager} as well as experience with All Scripts EHR software. I have a vast understanding of all the major insurances, Medicare is one of my favorites; I enjoy the challenges it brings. My experience so far has been in the gastroenterology field, but I am confident that with proper training I can learn other fields of coding specialties. I hope that if you have any current openings or if one should arise in the future you will consider me for one. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,




April Ledford

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APRIL LEDFORD, CPC
OBJECTIVE
Looking for a position that will let me further my career, as well as gaining experience in other coding specialties.
EXPERIENCE
2008–2011 Tidewater Gastroenterology PLLC Virginia Beach, VA
Patient Accounting Specialist
 Billing and Coding Inpatient/outpatient procedures.
Coding from operative reports.
Responsible for coding all procedures preformed in our Endoscopy center.
 Postings insurance payments.
Current in Medicare/Tricare/Optima rules.
Knowledgeable in other payers like, Anthem, UHC, Aetna
 Claims processing; printing paper claims and transmitting electronic claims. Preparing for the new 5010 format.
 Internal E/M chart auditing.
 Running Physicians Bell Curve Analysis quarterly
 Work A/R daily, responsible for Medicare/Triage/Optima and secondary payers. Knowledgeable in Medicare/Tricare/ Optima appeals and reconsiderations.
 Patient Collections
 CPT-4, HCPCS and ICD-9 knowledge, as well as preparing for ICD-10
 Assisted in the training of newly hired employees in our Department
2007-2008 Peak Gastroenterology Assoc. Colorado Springs, CO
Office/Endoscopy Billing and Coding
 Charge entry, Insurance payment entry, Patient payment entry.
 Responsible for coding all outpatient/inpatient procedure billing. As well as hospital E/M visits.
 Checking and working A/R daily.
 Sending patient statements, as well as handling patient questions and phone calls.
 CPT-4, HCPCS and ICD-9 knowledge.


EDUCATION
2008 AAPC Virginia Beach, VA
Certified Professional Coder 2008
Member Id# 01099321
I stay up to date on CEU credits by attending my local chapter meetings.
I also attend AACP workshops and webinars to further my knowledge.


2006-2007 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO
 Medical Coding Specialist Certificate
 College courses: Medical Office Administration, Intro to Clinical Physiology, Basic Medical Science I, II and III, Medical Terminology, Advanced Medical Terminology, Insurance Billing and Coding I, Insurance billing and coding II.
 
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