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Topic Originator: Patricia orr
Post Date August 6, 2006 @ 12:32 AM
medical billing/coding instructors


Patricia orr
August 6, 2006 @ 12:32 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

If anyone out there looking for extra income, I am looking for medical billing/coding instructors to teach online. if interested please contact me at claimstat01@yahoo.com.  you can send you resume and cover letter and I will reply.  looking for someone who can start in October. must go through online training.

Especially need coding instructors!  This is a great part-time position and everything is done online.

Patricia Orr

Rhonda Divens
August 8, 2006 @ 6:52 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am interested in being an online coding instructor.  I have copied and pasted my resume as follows:

Rhonda Divens, BSBA, CPC, CHC               CONTACT INFORMATION:
11350 Foothill Blvd, Unit 21                         (H) 818-834-6638
Lakeview Terrace, CA.  91342                              (C) 818-439-1855

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
MAY 95 - PRESENT     KAISER PERMANENTE
     October 05  Present     Professional Coding Supervisor, HIM Department
Assists Health Information Management Director in meeting Professional Services coding quality, service, cost, productivity and reimbursement goals and objectives by identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and cost containment and by communicating and participating in the operational and strategic planning in the HIM department.  Supervises all functions, services, and dedicated staff/personnel related to professional services and emergency patient care coding, medical documentation, abstracting, data collection and reimbursement requirements consistent with regulatory agency requirements.  
June 02  October 05     Auditing Manager (Project Manager II), ECS Department
Responsible for the Southern California regional outpatient auditing and monitoring process.  Provides leadership to direct reports consisting of 27 Auditing Specialists and 3 Clerical staff.  Developed and maintained expense budgets.  Created and implemented action plans for auditing & monitoring process to ensure regulatory compliance for documentation, ICD-9 and CPT coding and billing.  Created and implemented policies & procedures for the auditing process as well as department and staff operations.  Established roles & responsibilities that define tasks and improved overall organization and productivity.  Ensures Quality Assurance for the outpatient coded clinical data and documentation issues impacting the accuracy and consistency of this data within the medical record.

     May 01  June 02     Data Quality Project Manager, ECS Department
Provides quality project management, analytical and technical expertise to area providers for outpatient data collection (ECS) for federal compliance.  Provides expertise in CPT, ICD-9-CM and Evaluation & Management coding to ensure compliance and efficient documentation.  Provides on-site training and consulting regarding the best coding practices and policies.  Provides daily support to the data entry staff to ensure data requirements are complete.  Serves as a resource to providers, administrators and other personnel to guarantee internal/external requirements are met.

     Mar 01  May 01     Auditor, ECS Department
Performs outpatient data audits to ensure quality.  Provides clinical analysis by utilizing my CPT, ICD-9-CM expertise.  Reports the accuracy of the data in accordance with accepted standards.  Assists in the development of the Auditing & Monitoring policies and procedures. Provides on-site audits to ensure consistency and best practices which supports and protects the integrity of the organization and ensure compliance with internal as well as external regulatory reporting agencies.
                    
     Feb 00  Mar 01     Compliance Auditor, Quality Compliance & Training
Provides financial and clinical analysis to ensure accurate billing practices by utilizing ICD-9-CM and CPT coding and regulatory guidelines.  Provides divisional leadership, professional resource information and prevention program delivery through innovative methods of updating, tracking and analysis and training.  Audits and reviews services, provides recommendations to current billing methods post review and provide training and information to ensure compliance, consistency and accuracy of LBO audits.

     Sept 95  Feb 00     Financial Counselor, Patient Revenue Department
Interviews patients to determine payor source, prepare accounts for billing by capturing revenue information.  Assists with member service issues.  Provides pro-active support and leadership to the receptionists, Department Administrators, physicians and other customers in carrying out the functions of the Patient Revenue Department.  Assists in the development and

Rhonda Divens, CPC                                         page 2 of 3
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE      continued...


implementation of support services by demonstrating my diverse knowledge of insurance, HMO regulations and governmental guidelines.  Working
experience with RMIS. OPAS, KPDS and ARRS.
     
Nov 97 - Feb 98     Interim Dept Administrator, Patient Registration, Patient Revenue
Ensured the goals and objectives of Patient Revenue were met by continuously training and in-servicing receptionists on the process of issue identification.  Coordinated with Department Administrators to resolve workflow and quality issues and reported (both verbal and written) to management.  Provided resolution when applicable.  Collected and maintained data as an assessment tool to evaluate receptionists performance.  Developed ongoing and professional relationships with receptionists, DAs and multiple levels of staff.

     May 95 - Sept 95     Admitting Representative, Bellflower Medical Center
Provided assistance for the admission of patients for in-house care in a acute hospital setting (approx. 175 or more beds).  Assisted with the monitor of available beds, pre-admission and the completion of daily hospital admissions.

MAR 94 - OCT 95     SYNDICATED OFFICE SYSTEMS (Tenet Healthcare)
                    3 Imperial Promenade, Suite 1100, Santa Ana, CA 92707

     Nov 94 - Oct 95     Patient Financial Counselor, Medi-cal Eligibility Program
Assisted patients for possible Medi-cal linkage to ensure reimbursement to contracted hospitals to reduce the risk of bad debt accounts. Prepared documentation for Medi-cal and/or SSI appeals, presentations for hearings and/or review boards.

     Mar 94 - Nov 94     On-Site Agency Representative, CFC Collections Unit
Provided support, direction and assistance to patients and on-site personnel for all accounts assigned to outside collections.  Posted appropriate revenue and reconciled accounts.

MAR 89 - FEB 94          DOHENY EYE INSTITUTE
                    1450 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, California 90033

     May 90 - Feb 94     Patient Financial Counselor (Supervisor), Business Office
Financially screened and cleared all proposed surgery patients by payor types and collected over $10,000.00 prepaid deposits on a monthly basis. Provided leadership to staff on the billing and reimbursement of complicated surgery accounts.


Apr 93 - Aug 93     Assistant Director of Patient Accounting (Interim), Business Office
Assisted in the supervision of staff and daily function related to claims billing and revenue posting.  Supported the daily activities of the department staff to include but not limit to, motivation, payroll, implementation and development and discipline.  Assisted the Director to ensure the departments and organizational goals were met.                                   

Rhonda Divens, CPC                                         page 3 of 3
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE      continued...


Oct 89 - Apr 90     Accounting Clerk II, Procedure Processor (Coder), Business Office
Ensured the appropriate charge and diagnosis was entered on a patients clinic, diagnostic and/or surgical account by utilizing ICD-9 and CPT coding.
                         
     Mar 89 - Sept 89     Accounting Clerk II, Revenue Processor, Business Office
Reconciled payments received by billed payor source and applied any contractual adjustment if applicable, to over 200 groups that produced over $50,000.00 in monthly revenue.

NOV 86 - MAR 89     HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
                    100 East Congress Street, Pasadena, California 91109

                    Collector Analyst, Credit/Collection, Business Office
Provided direction and assistance to staff and patients with all accounts assigned to outside collections. Reconciled payments and month-end accounting functions.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)
Bachelors of Science, Business Administration, California State University, Northridge
Associate of Arts Degree, Business
Comprehensive Coding
Member: Health Care Compliance Association
Member: American Academy of Professional Coders
Project Management  Tools & Techniques          
Supervisory Skills Enhancement               
Personal Computer Skills:
Windows XP, Visio
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ACCESS
Medical Terminology
                    

EDUCATION
Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Business Management, California State University Northridge

Please contact me at your earliest convenience...I would like to know more about the position.

Thanks

Christine Pereira, CPC
August 9, 2006 @ 7:58 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am interested in being an on-line billing/coding instructor.
Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Thank you
Christine

Carrielynne Handcox
August 9, 2006 @ 11:22 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Carrielynne Handcox, CBCS, CMT, CMAA
900 West Sunnyside Street
Apartment 3E
Chicago, Illinois 60640
(773) 450-1789
(773) 878-2975
     chandcox00@aol.com

Proficiencies:
"     Microsoft Office 97, 98, 2000, XP, NT and Windows applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, QuickBooks 98
"     Certified Office Administration Specialist
"     Experienced medical malpractice legal administrative assistant
"     Extensive experience in administration and management administration support
"     Proficient in records management for clients and employees and human resource law
"     Excellent office, computer, communication, transcription and organizational skills
"     MediSoft (Healthcare Administration)  and PeopleSoft (Human Resources) experience
"     Proficient in legal office procedures, law essentials, administrative office procedures
"     Proficient in Netscape and Microsoft Explorer, Internet researches, Outlook/Lotus Notes email functions
"     National accreditation  CBCS, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist  National Healthcareer Association
"     National accreditation  CMAA, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant  National Healthcareer Association
"     National accreditation  CMT, Certified Medical Transcriptionist  National Healthcareer Association
"     CCS-P  Pending AHIMA certification examination
"     Medical Terminology, Medical Law and Ethics, HIPAA Training
"     Advanced Physicians and Facility ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 Coding, HCPCS Knowledge
"     Medical Billing Insurance Specialist - Medical Coding Associate Certification - Medical Transcription Certification Medical Office Administration Specialist
"     Completion of Pharmacy Technology, Pharmacy Practice Essentials courses
"     Completion of in-house courses such as Time Management, Problem Solving and Conflict Management, Business Communications and Professional Development
"     
Work Experience:
TechSkills Institute - 2004 to Present
Health Services and Professional Business Skills Programs Training Coordinator/Instructor
"     Project Management and Support;  
"     Health Services MicroLab instructor  combined with delivery of training and microlab development  classes include Advanced ICD-9-CM and CPT coding, medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, HIPAA law and ethics.
"     Professional Business Skills instructor for Accounting and Office Administration classes
"     Management of Student Learner Management System (LMS);
"     Course Book Ordering / Inventory
"     Coordinator of student completion of course materials and hands-on labs.
"     Proactively coach, and coordinate students through course study and completion.
"     Establish long and short-term goals, timelines and completion schedules.
"     Provided specific program instruction, hands-on exercises for students; Conduct prospective student interviews and consultations
"     Coordinate student completion of course materials and hands-on labs.
"     Proactively contact students to get them involved in their course study and completion.
"     Assist students with the establishment of long and short-term goals, timelines and completion schedules with each student.
"     Record student progress and completion information in the Learner Management System (LMS).
First American Billing Service  January, 2001  May, 2004
       Office Administrator - Medical Insurance Specialist
Responsibilities included;
"     Review of itemized charges, bills or personal data forms for accuracy and/or completeness, completion insurance claim forms based on the data that is provided on itemized bills, claim worksheets or hospital admissions records, which requires the
"     Identification and interpretation of the information to be coded and recorded on the claim forms
"     Correcting or editing insurance claim forms based on verbal or written communication with third party payers
"     Review of payment records and post or adjust records as required.
"     MediSoft database maintenance.
"     Created fee schedules for patients who cannot afford to pay the bill right away and keep track of those schedules until the amount due is paid.
"     Posting of payments
"     Working with insurance companies to resolve discrepancies
"     Experience with online Accounts Receivable systems.  Gained extensive knowledge of insurance carrier procedures
"     Supervisor and administrative team leader to office administration staff
"     Recognized leader in the utilization of claims policies and procedures to handle complex/non-routine claims.
"     Independently review, evaluate, and settle complex/non-routine claims.
"     Serve as an expert resource on complex/non-routine claim issues
"     Independently coordinate/lead special projects.
"     Assist in the training of less experienced claim handlers.
"     Prepare written or computerized correspondence to clients and providers.
"     Resolve claim inquiries from both client and provider.

Bank One Corporation - November, 1999 - December, 2000
        Executive Administrative Assistant - Human Resources
Providing administrative support to Human Resource SVP and 6 person recruiting team including dual support as meeting and event planner which Responsibilities included:
"     coordinating logistics for in-house meetings and external seminars
"     communication and project completion with external vendors, specifically hotel personnel, catering companies, a/v suppliers as vendor liaison
"     organizing speaker communications
"     traveling nationally to and providing extensive support at the annual conference and training seminars as training coordinator  
"     Processing of hiring employees into the PeopleSoft HR database.
"     Standard administrative duties were word processing, letter composition, heavy telephone client contact, customer service duties for existing employees, bank clients and bank partners, file maintenance, assistance in the training of newly hired HR
Administrative support personnel.
"     Provided calendar management, travel, time & expense reporting, meeting planning, phone support, coordinated and maintained business schedules for SVP and six recruiters.
"     Maintained and generated spreadsheets/reports/charts.
"     Coordinated business meetings/video and audio conference calls.
"     Coordinated corporate functions including national training sessions, and in-house training, local city job fairs.
"     Organized travel and hotel accommodations for management with heavy travel schedules.  
"     Conducted office procedures training seminars for in-house administrative staff, including Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
"     Payment and processing of all department vendor invoices for payment with an annual budget of $150K.



Salem Services, Incorporated - December, 1994 - October, 1999
        Senior and Executive Administrative Assistant
Long Term "temp" assigned to several corporations, legal firms and medical offices (management and senior management levels included) in the Chicago downtown area and suburbs of Chicago to perform administrative duties.  Coordinated corporate functions including national training sessions, and in-house training, local city job fairs. Vendor and contractor liaison.  Various administrative duties which included extensive travel/meeting plans, calendaring, reports, presentations, expense reports, conference calls, projects and helping coordinate training events and department functions.  Provided administrative assistance for several medical malpractice and corporate litigation attorneys.  

Tabernacle Community Hospital and Medical Center -March, 1981-September, 1994
        Medical Administrative Secretary in Outpatient Psychiatric Unit.
Responsibilities included maintenance of physician schedules, outpatient scheduling, processing of State and Federal patient claims for payment, resolving insurance company issues, corresponding with Medicare and Medicaid for payment resolution.    This position evolved over time and included medical administrative assistant and administrative assistant positions.

Linda Palma
August 13, 2006 @ 6:39 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Dear Patricia,
I will be emailing you my resume for your review.  I was an instructor at a medical billing/coding school prior to opening my own medical billing business.  I am very sucessful at my business, but I am available on a part time basis and since I love the coding part of this industry, I'd like to apply.  
Sincerely,
Linda Palma

Debbie Fazio
August 16, 2006 @ 2:41 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am currently a Medical Billing and Coding Program Director at a Vocational College and would be interested in online instructing.  I will forward my resume to you.  Can you give me further information on this position?

Lori Bettencourt CPC
August 25, 2006 @ 7:44 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I would like to speak with you about the online position. Resume is attached for your review

Lori A Bettencourt CPC
35 Camp Lee Road
Epping, NH 03042
603-659-3911
Crazecats7@msn.com
Objective     Utilize my knowledge of various positions in a medical setting

Profile     "     12 years experience in medical field
"     Goal-oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities.
"     Organized, highly motivated, and detail oriented
"     Proven ability to work in unison with management, physicians and support staff
Education     
June 2004 Certified Professional Coder through American Academy of Professional Coders
Relevant Experience
     Lori A. Bettencourt, CPC
     Management/Supervision
"     Directed recruitment and retention of staff of 20 employees
"     Trained, supervised and evaluated staff
"     Set departmental goals and process to meet or exceed these standards
"     Mentor for externship students
"     Work with physicians on documentation guidelines for coding
Employment     Pro-Medbill, LLC , Assistant Director of Operations
"     Oversee all departments of this multi-practice medical billing company specializing in radiology, occupational health, and emergency physicians
"     Code radiology, occupational health and emergency room physician charts     2004-present
     Exeter Surgical, Manager of Coding and Billing
"     Coding of all surgical charts for this single physician surgical practice
"     Management of accounts receivable, billing and collections     2002-2004
     Diagnostic Medical Imaging,, Medical Coder and Biller
"     Coding of radiology dictation for multiple physicians
"     Billing/Charge Entry/Collections/Accounts Receivable      1997-2002
     Portsmouth Regional Hospital/Pavilion, Accounts Receivable Specialist
"     Responsible for collecting all outstanding Accounts Receivable insurance and patient collections
"     Billing of inpatient and outpatient charges
"     Customer Service Representative     1991-1997
Community
Involvement     2004-2005 President of Hampton NH AAPC Chapter
Volunteer Southern New Hampshire Disaster Animal Response Team (SNHDART)
Volunteer Humane Society of the United States Disaster Response Team (HSUSDART)
Former NHSPCA foster parent, disaster team, education team

Dan Young
September 10, 2006 @ 6:44 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

for all of you bright stars that posted your resume on line in this forum, that was not the instructions given by Patricia for your resume.  If I were looking for your qualifications, I would dismiss them entirely if this is how you respond.  How can you ask students to follow instructions if you can't even follow the very first one yourself?

If you take offense at this email, then you are definitely not the right person to land this job.

Christy
September 20, 2006 @ 7:51 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hi,

Please contact me if you are still looking for online instructors.  I taught a program for Apollo College and I am very interested.
c.goans@comcast.net

Patricia Orr
September 20, 2006 @ 11:14 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Thank you Cristy, I will keep you in mind.

Christine
September 20, 2006 @ 12:57 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Dear Patricia:
I did send you my resume but I'll assume now
you have  filled the position.
Would you still be interested for the future?
Please let me know
Thank you

Angela
September 21, 2006 @ 8:54 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hello Ms. Orr,

You should have received my message with resume attached by the time you read this message.  Thank you for the possible consideration.

Regards,
Angela Newsom-Hoye

Susan Cole
October 26, 2006 @ 8:09 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am a coding instructor at Indiana Business College. I was wondering if you could fill me in on more details about this position

Susan Cole
October 26, 2006 @ 8:14 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

6921 BALSAM LANE " FORT WAYNE, IN 46825
PHONE 260-484-9130 " FAX 260-490-6996 " E-MAIL SUSAN0131@MSN.COM
SUSAN COLE
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
     Surgery Coder
§     Associates Degree Medical Coding
§     AAPC Certified Medical Coder
§     Orthopedic Specialist (OS)
§     Anesthesia Coder
§     Pain Management Coder
§     Passed Orthopedic Proficiency Exam
§     Member of the AAPC
§     Charge entry
§     Reimbursement Committee Member
§     Instructor at Indiana Business College
OBJECTIVE
     To Hold the Highest Integrity in my Field.
EDUCATION
     10/97-12/99
Associates Degree
§     Honors
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
     12/13-1999-current
Surgery Coder
§     Certified Professional Coder
§     Orthopaedics Coder
§     Pain Management Coder
§     Anesthesia Coder
§     Instructor at Indiana Business College
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
     AAPC American Academy of Professional Coders
ACCREDITATIONS
     CPC Certified Professional Coder
Ortho Proficiency Exam
Associates Degree in Medical Coding
Anesthesia Coding
Reimbursement committee
Orthopedic Specialist Exam
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
     Volunteer for St. Annes Nursing Home
REFERENCES
     Cindi Reamer        490-6970 ex 3216
Carmen Caryer       490-6970 ext 3573


My Current Duties:

1.     Responsible for coding, charge entry, review of physicians coding and maintenance of stellar coding standards and    practice for ONE.
2.     Maintain appropriate days out coding per guidelines set forth in coding policies and procedures.
3.     Performs all coding functions assigned, within the guidelines set forth in coding policies and procedures manual.
4.     Receives, organizes, and maintains all coding and reimbursement periodicals and updates pertaining to Orthopaedics NorthEast coding scenarios, as provided by the Coding Supervisor.  Educates and disseminates this information via copies of the above periodicals to the coding assistants on staff.
5.     Facilitates the education and understanding of coding principles for all coding assistants assigned to the department, on an as required/request basis.
6.     Initiates and performs and documents quarterly coding audits for physicians coding/documentation as directed by the Coding Supervisor.
7.     Reviews Local Medicare Review Policy updates and disseminates changes to coding assistant staff and physician assigned to the coder as requested by the Coding Supervisor.
8.     Organizes, prepares and provides physician/coder Lunchbox Learning with education offerings, as directed by the Coding Supervisor.
9.     Maintains direct contact with ONE Physician and ONE staff members concerning Coding and Compliance Issues.
10.     Provides review of documentation fir E/M services, including signatory for staff physician on a quarterly basis.  Disseminates results, in a timely fashion, to the Coding Supervisor, For deficiency tracking and education
11.     Maintains CPC or CCS-P credentials, including appropriate orthopaedic related continuing education units (CEU) approved by the manager of coding and reimbursement, required for maintenance of certification. Provides proof of CEUs to the coding and reimbursement manager on a semi annual basis
12.     Provides audit of coding functions within the coders group.
13.     Serves on ONE reimbursement committee
14.     Maintains a Owner Box for any Errors and billing requirement on a weekly basis
15.     Answers Field questions from Patients, Physicians or staff.
Other Functions
1.     Appropriately and correctly identifies errors and re-files denied/rejected claims as they are received from Patient Account Representative.
2.     Tracks coding deficiencies and provides information to the Coding Supervisor on a monthly basis for use in the re-education and re-evaluation of coding skills.



I am a Certified Orthopaedics Coder and Charge entry
I work for the last 6 years for
Orthopaedics NorthEast
5050 North Clinton
Fort Wayne IN 46825
260-484-8551
260-490-6970

I also work at home Part time for 3 year
For D. R. Management
10211 Auburn Park Drive
Fort Wayne IN 4682
260-490-8187


Instructor at Indiana Business College
6413 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne IN 46825
260-471-7667

Michelle
October 26, 2006 @ 9:54 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Patricia,

I am sure that you have found what you were looking for.  But in the future, if needed again, please contact me.  Ten years certified.

Thanks

Michelle
October 26, 2006 @ 10:03 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Patricia,

I am sure that you have found what you were looking for.  But in the future, if needed again, please contact me.  Ten years certified.

Thanks

Steve Verno, CMBSI
October 26, 2006 @ 10:50 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hey Dan,

I couldn't agree with you more.  Although what I have seen is very impressive, there are things to learn about obtaining a job.  The resume means nothing.  It is nothing more than a tool used by an employer to schedule an interview for those that followed directions.  That is the purpose of an advertisement - to see if people can follow directions.  That is one trait that an employer looks for.  So, if you advertise for a position and they ask you to send a one page resume with a salary expectation, all of the resumes that are more than one page and without a salary expectation will be placed in the circular file.  Why?  Can't follow instructions.  It doesn't matter if the resume shows you clerked at the Supreme Court for the Chief Justice, you have a PHD in quantum physics, and you worked with the Justice League in saving the world.

Once you followed directions, the resume is reviewed to see if there are spelling errors and it is checked for proper grammer.  Why? Paying attention to detail.  This is another trait looked for by an employer.  If you will make mistakes on your resume, you will probably make mistakes on the job.  Mistakes, that in the billing world, can cost millions in revenue.  Ask an insurance company about claims that are rejected due to errors on the claim.  Patient names misspelled, policy numbers that are incorrect which means they were entered incorrectly, patient addresses that are spelled wrong, icd-9 codes that do not support the CPT code.  An 8 was hit instead of a 9.  

Then comes the walk down the long hall to meet the Wizard...the job interview. If you get that far, you are doing good.  The interview is nothing more to see how you react to other people and how you answer questions.  Your resume may look like you're a Rhodes Scholar but when talking to you, you sould like you're from the Beverly Hillbillies.  So there is a disconnect.  The resume says, "I attended Harvard and graduated class Validictorian.  What comes out of your mouth is:  "I had went to school and I was axed many questions on the test but I had learned much when I was there." I question the resume because the resume and the person are opposites.  Is the resume truthful? I found many are not.  One person came to me their resume listed their last position as the Medicare representative for the billing company with 7 years of experience working with Medicare, yet, they did not know the Medicare deductible amount, they did not know how much medicare pays (80% of the allowable), and they couldn't look up a fee for a procedure.  The book is simple, you have the codes in numerical order and you look to the right and there is the fee.  Her resume also stated she was an expert with Excel spreadsheet, so I gave her a file I was working on and I asked her to total the columns and give me the result. She asked me for a calculator.  I told her to use the program and she said she never did it that way.  This is an expert in Excel?  She's an expert in Medicare?  Im sure by now you know she didn't get the job.  

How do I know all of this, well, many years ago I attended a local vo-tech and took a course on job hunting, interviews and resumes.  I was the person that placed the ads, reviewed the resumes and performed the interviews.  So, I am merely providing my training and experience to help so that you do not make the mistakes thousands of others make.  I want you to land that position with confidence.

Hey Dan, Say hello to Kathy for me.

Leah
October 28, 2006 @ 4:12 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Dan and Steve, you two guys are my kind of guys.  I wish I had jobs available for BOTH of you.  Not that you're looking, Dan, but just throwing that out there, ya know...

Dan, thanks for saying what I couldn't!  I have the eloquence to say it, I'm just not "allowed" to because I already have a reputation for being a "b" on billing boards!  I'm not one at all, it's just that I don't suffer fools very well!

I agree 100% with Steve, having been on the other end of that hiring desk myself many times.  In an industry as competetive as ours is, scrupulous adherence to the instructions and requirements are PARAMOUNT in landing a job.

Heck, if someone as luminous as Steve can be laid of twice in - what has it been, Steve, a year? - then you KNOW this is a competetive business and you'd really better be dotting those t's and crossing those i's if you hope to get a good job.
  
Not to mention the sheer foolishness of posting all your contact information, including your real name and address, on a PUBLIC MESSAGE BOARD.

Carrielynne Handcox
June 5, 2007 @ 3:26 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Are these positions still available?  My resume package for consideration.

Carrielynne Handcox, CCA, CBCS, CMT, CMAA
6109 North Claremont Avenue
Unit 1S
Chicago, Illinois 60659
(773) 450-1789 (cell)  
chandcox@yahoo.com



Hello,

     My name is Carrielynne Handcox and after some research, I feel that your organization would be an excellent opportunity for employment for me and that I could be an asset to your team, contributing my skills.  I can be contacted via email at chandcox@yahoo.com and via telephone at (773)450-1789.

     I enjoy working as part of a team in both the healthcare and corporate administrative environment tremendously and have obtained qualifications to work in both arenas.  I have worked as both executive and senior administrative assistant as well as a professional medical billing and coding instructor with a strong student base and have strong, excellent, interpersonal (oral and written), organizational and computer application skills. I am organized, detail oriented, dependable and have the ability to communicate with other individuals, via telephone or in person, in a professional and helpful manner while simultaneously building credibility and rapport.

     I have the ability to handle multiple tasks and maintain confidential information; I have strong customer service and communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within any organization.

     Salary anticipation is $48,000.00 annually.  

     I truly look forward to hearing from you. Again, I can be reached via email at chandcox@yahoo.com, or via phone at (773)450-1789.

Respectfully,


Carrielynne Handcox

Carrielynne Handcox, CCA, CBCS, CMT, CMAA
6109 North Claremont Avenue
Unit 1S
Chicago, Illinois 60659
(773) 450-1789 (cell)  
chandcox@yahoo.com
Proficiencies:
"     Microsoft Office 97, 98, 2000, XP, NT and Windows applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, QuickBooks 98
"     Extensive experience in administration and management administration support
"     Proficient in records management for clients and employees and human resource law
"     Excellent office, computer, communication, transcription and organizational skills
"     MediSoft (Healthcare Administration)  and PeopleSoft (Human Resources) experience
"     Proficient in legal office procedures, law essentials, administrative office procedures
"     Proficient in Netscape and Microsoft Explorer, Internet researches, Outlook/Lotus Notes email functions
"     LMS (Learner Management System) maintenance for students
"     National accreditation  CBCS, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist  National Healthcareer Association
"     National accreditation  CMAA, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant  National Healthcareer Association
"     National accreditation  CMT, Certified Medical Transcriptionist  National Healthcareer Association
"     National accreditation  CCA  Certified Coding Associate, AHIMA
"     Medical Terminology, Medical Law and Ethics, HIPAA Training, Advanced Physicians and Facility ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 Coding, HCPCS Knowledge

Professional Experience:
Techskills Institute  November, 2004 to Present - Senior Health Services Programs Instructor
Responsibilities included:
"     Senior Health Services Programs Instructor  responsibilities consisted of delivery of training, instructor led classes (as listed below) and microlab and curriculum development
"     Management of Student Learning Management System (LMS);
"     Instructor-led classes in professional billing, medical coding, medical administration, human anatomy, medical terminology, advanced insurance reimbursement and medical law and ethics (HIPAA)
"     Coordinator of student completion of course materials and hands-on labs
"     Proactively coached and coordinated students through course study and completion
"     Established long and short-term goals, timelines and completion schedules
"     Provided specific program instruction, hands-on exercises for students; Conducted prospective student interviews, consultations and orientations
"     Proactively contact students to get them involved in their course study and program completion; Assist students with the establishment of long and short-term goals, timelines and completion schedules with each student
"     Maintenance of student progress and completion information in the Learning Management System (LMS)
"     Career specialist for students and graduates, including working with vendors and outside recruiters, coordinating job fairs and career events.  

First American Billing Service  January, 2001  May, 2004
Medical Office Administrator - Medical Insurance Specialist
Responsibilities included;
"     Review of itemized charges, bills or personal data forms for accuracy and/or completeness, completion insurance claim forms based on the data that is provided on itemized bills, claim worksheets or hospital admissions records, which requires the
"     Identification and interpretation of the information to be coded and recorded on the claim forms
"     Correcting or editing insurance claim forms based on verbal or written communication with third party payers
"     Reviewed payment records and post or adjust records as required
"     MediSoft database maintenance
"     Created fee schedules for patients who cannot afford to pay the bill right away and keep track of those schedules until the amount due is paid
"     Working with insurance companies to resolve discrepancies
"     Experience with online Accounts Receivable systems.  Gained extensive knowledge of insurance carrier procedures
"     Supervisor and administrative team leader to office administration staff
"     Recognized leader in the utilization of claims policies and procedures to handle complex/non-routine claims;  
"     Independently coordinate/lead special projects
"     Assist in the training of less experienced claim handlers
"     Prepare written or computerized correspondence to clients and providers
"     Resolve claim inquiries from both client and provider

Bank One Corporation - November, 1999 - December, 2000
Executive Administrative Assistant and Training Coordinator, - Human Resources
Responsibilities included:
Provided administrative support to Human Resource SVP and 6-person recruiting team including dual support as training coordinator and event planner which responsibilities included:
"     coordinating logistics for in-house meetings and external seminars
"     communication and project completion with external vendors, specifically hotel personnel, catering companies, a/v suppliers as vendor liaison;  organizing speaker communications
"     traveling nationally to and providing extensive support at the annual conference and training seminars as training coordinator  
"     processing of hiring employees into the PeopleSoft HR database
"     standard administrative duties were word processing, letter composition, heavy telephone client contact, customer service duties for existing employees, bank clients and bank partners, file maintenance, assistance in the training of newly hired HR administrative support personnel
"     provided calendar management, travel, time & expense reporting, meeting planning, phone support, coordinated and maintained business schedules for SVP and six recruiters;  maintained and generated spreadsheets/reports/charts
"     coordinated business meetings/video and audio conference calls;  coordinated corporate functions including national training sessions, and in-house training, local city job fairs
"     organized travel and hotel accommodations for management with heavy travel schedules
"     conducted office procedures training seminars for in-house administrative staff, including Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
"     payment and processing of all department vendor invoices for payment with an annual budget of $150K

Salem Services, Incorporated - December, 1994 - October, 1999
Senior and Executive Administrative Assistant
Responsibilities included long term "temp" assignments to several corporations, legal firms and medical offices (management and senior management levels included) in the Chicago downtown area and suburbs of Chicago to perform administrative duties.  Coordinated corporate functions including national training sessions, and in-house training, local city job fairs. Vendor and contractor liaison.  Various administrative duties which included extensive travel/meeting plans, calendaring, reports, presentations, expense reports, conference calls, projects and helping coordinate training events and department functions.  Provided administrative assistance for several medical malpractice and corporate litigation attorneys.  

Tabernacle Community Hospital and Medical Center -March, 1981-September, 1994
Medical Administrative Secretary in Outpatient Psychiatric Unit
Responsibilities included maintenance of physician schedules, outpatient scheduling, processing of State and Federal patient claims for payment, resolving insurance company issues, corresponding with Medicare and Medicaid for payment resolution.    This position evolved over time and included medical administrative assistant and administrative assistant positions.

Brenda Davis
June 6, 2007 @ 9:33 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hello,

Do you still have the need for instructors? Please advise.

Thank you,

Patricia Orr
June 9, 2007 @ 2:17 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

yes email me at claimstat01@yahoo.com

miriam
July 10, 2007 @ 11:33 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I'm ready to get start! Let get our mind back on work! :-)

Cynthia Reneau, CPC
September 13, 2007 @ 3:04 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hi, Patricia!

If you are still in need of online billing instructors, please let me know  what info you need from me. This sounds like something that I would excel at and enjoy!

Thanks!
Cynthia Reneau, CPC

mary
September 20, 2007 @ 8:40 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hello I am interested in contractual teaching.  Please see my information below and contact me at: 443-528-3697 if you are interested.  Thanks.

My name is Mary Alexander-Linton.  I have been a coder for 9 years working with several facilities within the Maryland/Pennsylvania region.  I am a multi-specialty coder proficient in Ambulatory surgery, Anesthesia and Evaluation and Management services.  As a private consultant, I perform prospective audits, revenue optimization and some outpatient coding.  I am very knowledgeable in regard to Volume 3, Inpatient coding.  I am currently a Charge master Coordinator for Johns Hopkins Hospital.  My certifications are CMA (Certified Medical Assistant), CPC (Certified Professional Coder), and CPC-H (Certified Professional Coder- Hospital).  I am currently licensed by the American Academy of Professional Coders to teach the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum

joan
August 6, 2009 @ 11:55 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am currently a credentialed instructor.  Interested in this position/post and would like to discuss further.  I can be reached at the above email .  Thanks

patricia
August 11, 2009 @ 1:51 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I think they are still hiring go to careerbuilder.com type in Anthem College Online.  Also try Brookline College in Phoenix AZ

Marie C. Moran
January 28, 2010 @ 1:23 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I've been in academics for the past 5 years in the Medical Billing and Coding Dept. I am interested in teaching online.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Walter Martin
April 21, 2012 @ 12:51 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Ms. Divens, Iam seeking to hire or retain a medical billing and coding instuctors to work with disbled Vetrans. Please contact me at your earliest convienence.

Thanks

Walter Martin
April 21, 2012 @ 12:57 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Ms. Divens I am seeking to hire or retain medical billling & coding instructors to to teach diabled Veterans. Are you available? Please contact me ASAP. I will be in the San Fernando Valley this week and can meet at the Veterans hospital in Northridge-Sepulveda area.

Thanks
Walter Martin
800-859-5128
airstreamg5@yahoo.com



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