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    Apr 2007
    Elyria Ohio

    Smile RN with 4 years coding experience/auditing

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    I am an RN with 4 years coding experience. I took the CPC on March 13 and passed. I have worked from home for 4 years as a consultant, auditing and coding. Please see resume below.

    Thank you for your consideration!

    Kristen Hornyak, BSN, RN

    1002 Rome Beauty Drive
    Amherst, Ohio 44001
    (440) 985-2236
    (440) 213-7051

    A registered nurse who is seeking a challenging change in career. Works well independently in meeting deadlines and specified requirements. Experience with the patient population, coding, medical records, chart audits, and with medical staff. Eager to explore new opportunities. Willing to expand my education. CPC exam-March 2010

    Professional Experience

    2006-present Outcome Matters, Maria Shinn Bouck- Bay Village, Ohio
    Nurse consultant and Project Assistant
    Projects include:
     Chart audits for clinical documentation regarding stent usage
     Precertifications and denial letters
     Research and assist with correct coding for physician practice and Urgent Care
     Design and implement precertification forms
     Correct coding and billing for an oncology physician under CERT audit x3 years
     Involved in chart documentation improvement (electronic-EPIC and paper-T-system)
     Stroke data abstraction and database
     Obtain CPT and diagnosis codes for formulating charge tickets
     4 years E/M and ICD 9 experience
     Coding, support and research for implementation of CPT based surgical scheduling for CCHS and regional hospitals (Optime)
    2006-2009 Lakewood Hospital Lakewood, Ohio
    Quality Monitor
     Abstract (using Coverdell/JCAHO), compile, and analyze data for the stroke team
     Quality of documentation monitored
     Deficiencies tracked
     Collaboration with managers and coding manager
     Enter data into GWTG
     Use of EPIC and paper charts to obtain information
     Participate in conference calls pertaining to stroke and GWTG
     Participated in a Coverdell visit
     Participated in JCAHO visit on re-certifying for Stroke Cert.
    1996-2006 Lorain County General Health District Elyria, Ohio 44035
    Public Health Nurse
     School nurse for the pediatric population
     Update all immunization information and maintain records.
     Liaison between school and home regarding various illness’s
     Care of acute and chronic illness in the school setting
     Worked with families to maintain their children’s health
     Started a “wellness” program in the school to help staff attain healthy weights
     Perform vision and hearing screening and maintain records
     Staff wellness newsletters
     Help to ensure safety of students and staff
     Award from Board of Education for performing Heimlich on student
    1994-1996 Lorain County Community College Elyria, Ohio 44035
    RN Clinical Instructor
     Instructed student nurses in the hospital setting.
     Med Surg and Orthopedic Clinical experience
     Included Medication Admin, IV’s, surgical wound care, diabetes management, and Assessments
     Instructed students and maintained records on completing care plans

    1994-1995 St Joseph Hospital Lorain, Ohio
    RN staff nurse
     Cared for patients in a variety of settings.
     Performed all procedures relating to care and well being of patient.
     Maintained records accurately.

    1993-1994 Owens Technical College Toledo, Ohio
    RN Technology Instructor
    Instructed RN students in the lab setting


    1988-1993 University Of Toledo/Medical College of Ohio Toledo, Ohio
    Bachelors of Science in Nursing
    1991 EKG tech certification
    CPC exam-March 13 2010-passed 89%
    Last edited by kiki12345; 03-17-2010 at 08:54 AM. Reason: passed exam

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    Apr 2007


    I took it Saturday also...Good luck!
    Last edited by 5cookiz; 03-16-2010 at 03:15 PM.

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    Elyria Ohio

    Default passed!

    thanks and good luck! The 4 years experience helped! I passed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiki12345 View Post
    thanks and good luck! The 4 years experience helped! I passed!
    Since you're an RN and you now have your CPC, why not look into doing QA? I have all the education it requires other then the RN after my other education initials. Actually even did the job, but due to changes in hospital policy I was replaced.
    You'd be perfect for the job now. Its certainly worth looking into. I loved doing it.

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