Melanie Layton
12430 Ranch Road South Grand Bay, AL 36541 Phone: (251) 865-3142 E-mail: jemj41999@centurylink.net

Objective
An entry-level medical coding/billing position that will allow me to grow and expand my knowledge within a company.

Skills
• Inpatient and Outpatient coding
• ICD-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level II coding
• Medical Terminology
• Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
• CMS 1500 and UB-04 claim forms
• Knowledge of Healthcare Reimbursement
• Knowledge of HIPAA and Patient Confidentiality
• Assigning DRGs
• 3M Encoder/Reference Software
• Microsoft Office 2007
• Ingenix Encoder
• Work Independently and on a Team
• Excellent Customer Service and Organization
• Excellent Verbal and Written Skills

Certification
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PROFESSIONAL CODERS
Member December 2010-Present
Certified Professional Coder (CPC-A) October 2011

Education
CAREER STEP INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT CODING AND BILLING PROGRAM
Certificate with Honors August 2011
• Practicum included 250 Outpatient reports and 75 Inpatient reports including DRGs
• Reports included consultations, emergency room, history and physical, laboratory, operative, physician orders, procedure notes, radiology and pathology
• Coded reports in 20+ specialties including obstetrics, gynecology, internal medicine, dermatology, diagnostic, interventional radiology, general surgery, trauma surgery, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, etc.
• Learned to use CMS 1500 and UB-04 billing claim forms

Experience
Licensed Master Manicurist April 1998-July 2007
• Greeted clients, answered phones and scheduled appointments
• Checked out clients and rescheduled appointments
• Organized and maintained accurate client records, kept inventory and placed orders for products
• Managed department while educating and training other manicurists for new products and procedures
• Provided excellent customer service in person and over the phone while maintaining confidentiality
Shipping and Receiving Clerk August 1991-May 1998
• Greeted clients and answered phones
• Prepared and received orders to ensure completeness and timely shipment
• Clerical duties including filing, billing and data entry
• Provided excellent customer service in person and over the phone