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    L. Richard Bernhardt, CPC-A
    707 SE 13th Terrace
    Homestead, FL. 33033


    Motivated Medical Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist, seeking a rewarding, challenging opportunity to utilize my knowledge and application of billing, coding, and collections in a team oriented environment.


    Jan 2009 - Sept 2009 Concorde Career Institute. Miramar, FL
    Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist - Diploma

    * Presidents’ Honor Roll
    * National Technical Honor Society
    * Terminology Awards

    Dec 2005 - Apr 2006 Pro-Dive Academy. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Master Scuba Diver Instructor - Certificate


    * Knowledge and use of both Misys Tiger PM and Medical Manager software.
    * Knowledge and use of HIPAA compliance standards.
    * Collection calls to patients and third party payers in an effort to resolve unpaid A/R balances.
    * Knowledge of insurance and healthcare plans.
    * Able to initiate the claims process and follow it through to the A/R resolution.
    * General knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, HMO, PPO, and W/C third party guidelines for reimbursement.
    * Ability to code from source documents, i.e. Operative reports, History reports, Radiology reports,
    * Pathology and Lab reports: utilizing CPT, HCPCS and ICD-9CM coding guidelines and methodology.
    * Able to review, interpret and process EOB’s by posting charges, payments and adjustments to patient accounts.
    * Familiar with hospital reimbursement schemes i.e. DRG, APC’s and Medicare’s OPPS systems.


    July 2009 - Sept 2009 Compass Health Systems. North Miami, FL
    Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist Externship.

    * Updating of patient’s insurance and account information.
    * Patient eligibility verification of Medicare, Medicaid, and Managed Care Accounts.
    * Contacting third-party payers with regard to delinquent claims resulting in payment.

    Sept 2007 - Jan 2009 Ocean Divers Inc. Key Largo, FL
    Sales Associate.
    * Staff and Specialty Instructor.
    * Regulator and repair technician
    * Emergency Response CPR, AED, and O2 Instructor

    Aug 2006 – Sept 2007 Atlantis Dive Center. Key Largo, FL
    Operations Manager / Instructor
    * Heavy emphasis on sales.
    * Overseeing daily business operations including payrolls.

    Nov 1992 – Oct 2004 Federal Express Corporation. Bangor, ME

    * Transportation and delivery of priority overnight packages.
    * Heavy emphasis on customer service satisfaction.
    * Performance of logistical problem solving for customers.


    Certified Professional Coder A 01120830
    HIPAA certified.
    OSHA certified.
    CPR certified.

    References available upon request.
    Last edited by Coder_Rick; 12-26-2009 at 06:29 AM.

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