Barbara Liimatta
1917 Marbeth Street
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Phone: 586-899-8981

Objective: Seeking an opportunity for personal growth and advancement in the medical practice coding auditing field.


Kerkering Barberio Sarasota, Florida
Medical Consultant 12/10 to Present

Assist providers in documenting and coding appropriately for accuracy and compliance in the medical record
Audit medical records to ensure documentation supports the level of service provided
Review documentation for medical necessity ensuring record is complete, legible and accurate
Research billing codes medically necessary for coverage and payment and notify practice in reporting of incorrect code combinations that cannot be billed with primary procedure performed
Instruct standards of good medical practice that reflect the services provided
Request specific charts by practitioner of Medicare services not billed and notify of coding recommendations
Consult providers on review and analysis of denied procedure codes which are no longer valid
Perform quarterly random chart audits from facility ledgers based on volume and types of services provided by physicians
Research Medicare enrollment requirements to participate and receive payments for service provided
Research Coverage and Limitations for policy procedures, obligations, limitations, and covered service requirements as a provider based on federal and state guidelines
Review Explanation of Benefit forms to advise clients of the facility frequent claim denials and provide
guidance for prevention of claim denials and improvement of financial outcome
Provide recommendations for an organized medical office environment

Department of Health and Human Services Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota County Health Department
Health Information Specialist/Information Release 12/07 to 12/10

Review and interpret Inpatient Hospital visits for Sarasota Memorial Hospital using ICD-9 and CPT codes
Code and audit Outpatient Clinic visits for SCHD Ob/Gyn Department
Identify all significant diagnoses, conditions, and symptoms and ensuring each diagnostic or surgical code is provided with supporting documentation
Ensure that medical records are accurate and complete
Maintains effective communication and serves as an advisor /educator to physicians in matters relating to client's medical record
Follow HIPPA guidelines for information release
Attend and participate in staff development and in-service education programs
Remain available during a disaster, as necessary, to provide service or participate in mass clinics and shelters
Maintain daily quota requirements

Michigan Orthopedic Services Eastpointe, Michigan
Customer Service Representative 12/05 to 8/07

Obtained proper HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) codes and review client's record documentation for medical compliance
Managed productivity by creating spreadsheets using excel software
Prioritized hospital intake calls in scheduling for new patients
Followed inpatient discharges from hospital to residence
Responsible for all prosthetic technicians schedules
Registered patients, health insurance verification, obtain prior authorization
Collected copay/deductible payments from clients and prepare charts for billing

Becker Orthopedic Troy, Michigan
Office manager (Custom Seating/Wheelchair Division) 12/96 to 12/05

Obtained proper HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) codes and review client's record documentation for medical compliance
Managed and updated quarterly sales reports
Researched medical justification criteria for custom durable medical equipment
Determined raw materials and labor costs for fabrication
Maintained and developed new insurance contracts
Developed reimbursement rates to insure profitability and negotiated payment arrangements
Responsible for creating/maintaining work in progress reports for production department
Responsible for product inventory
Managed purchasing of wheelchairs, raw materials, orthotic and prosthetic supplies
Processed paperwork, invoicing, scheduling, expense reports, inventory reports
Created marketing brochures and flyers


Macomb Community College-CPC Certified Professional Coder Credential
FEMA-Federal Emergency Management Agency training
AAPC-(American Academy of Professional Coders)-Bradenton Chapter Member


Excellent communication, organizational and management skills
Ability to handle a multitude of tasks efficiently and effectively
Proficient in Microsoft programs and Healthcare Management Systems
Customer service and sales experience