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    Default Pharma Market Researcher Seeking to Gain Experience in Coding (Northern VA area)

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    Jennifer Im, MHSM, CPC
    (571) 274-4317

    CAREER OBJECTIVE: An entry-level or externship medical coding position


    Senior Research Analyst

    • Conducting focused and systematic literature reviews, coding assessments, developing global value dossiers and conducting gap analyses in the available literature to assist companies with the development of market access and reimbursement strategies for new drugs and devices.
    • Conducting research on payer coverage policies for medical devices and drugs, potential clients and competitors.
    • Responsible for providing project management assistance.
    • Providing training to incoming colleagues with relevant software and other programs necessary for day-to-day job duties.


    Quality Management Department Intern

    • Conducted a study assessing improvements in JCAHO Core Measures outcomes for Community Acquired Pneumonia as a result of implementing alerts in the electronic medical records (EMR).

    Senior Reimbursement Counselor

    • Responsible for reimbursement support and patient assistance for clients in need of high-cost, self-injectable and oral treatments for cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Duties included: researching patients’ benefits, assisting in prior authorizations, appealing insurance claim denials, site management, providing assistance with coding and billing for injectable oncology/asthma medications, serving as a liaison between payers and providers, alternate coverage research and guiding potentially eligible patients towards a clearer understanding of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans, State Medicaid and local county programs.

    Marketing Assistant

    • Assisted the manager with marketing strategies for the training center, and provided support in the total operations of the training department.

    Cancer Information Specialist

    • Answered nation-wide calls to 1-800-ACS-2345 and provided callers with cancer information, local programs, and support.


    Master of Health Sector Management (MHSM)
    Awarded May 2008

    B.S. in Economics
    Awarded August 2003

    B.A. in Government & Minor in Biology
    Awarded May 2001


    American Academy of Professional Coders
    Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
    Awarded July 2005


    • Literature Reviews
    • Reference Manager
    • Insurance Verification
    • Appeals
    • Prior Authorizations
    • Medical Terminology
    • Knowledge of coding (ICD-9, CPT, HCPCS)
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Power Point
    • Billing
    • Quickbooks
    Last edited by jkim908; 06-22-2010 at 03:03 PM.

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