Medical Coding Professional
Research-oriented medical professional with experience in the fields of ophthalmology, surgery, and pediatrics; as well as medical coding. Certified in anesthesia and pain management coding, with knowledge of HIPAA and joint commission standards. Skilled in electronic medical records and billing software tools, as well as medical records management. Effective communicator, team leader, and manager.
Research analyst, Steps4Life, Charlotte, NC 5/2019 to Present
Oversee data reporting, including creating graphs and charts; conducting statistical analysis; and preparing regulatory documents and presentations highlighting medical research findings.
CANPC/CCVTC coding lecturer, American Academy of Professional Coders, Salt Lake City, UT 9/2015 to Present
Supported healthcare professionals with CPC coding, including for CANPC anesthesia and pain management care, based on previous CPC practice exams. Recorded and filed patient data and medical records, ensuring accurate HCC information and assigning diagnosis codes based on clinical findings and study data. Coded disease and injury diagnoses, acuity of care, and inpatient procedures; reviewed terminology against acceptable medical nomenclature; and interpreted medical reports to apply appropriate ICD-10, CPT-4, and HCPCS codes.
- Ensured consistent, proper medical coding and data sequencing.
Ensured diagnosis code accuracy and appropriateness according to services rendered, including entering medical procedure codes, patient diagnosis codes, and patient details into billing software.
- Complete training in HIPPA modules, code of conduct, CMS Medicare Part C, fraud/waste/abuse, privacy, and security training.
Provided inpatient medical coding services for hospital specializing in pulmonary conditions and plastic surgery, including overseeing procedure coding for anesthesia and pain management, as well as cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. Utilized medical coding software and case management tools. Performed medical research, completing quality data care sets. Accessed medical transcription records, filed patient data and medical records, and reviewed insurance data. Coded disease and injury diagnosis into billing software tools.
- Achieved patient coding rate of 22 per day, with 5 complex specialties.
- Completed coding automation toolkit training.
Coded 600 medical charts, including extracting information from charts and operative reports.
Research Scientist, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 2012 to 2015
Managed medical research team in the study of phytochemicals and cancer prevention, including data analysis, literature review, and grant application research.
Medical Researcher and Guest Lecturer, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 2000 to 2012
Oversaw medical research, including on high lenticular tolerance to ultraviolet radiation-B and ascorbate measurement methods in lens tissue samples. Published research papers, successfully defended thesis, and presented at medical conferences. Managed a team of scientists and researched and applied for grants.