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Melinda Russell

Expertise In: Hospitalist Billing

Name : Melinda Russell
Experience : 12
Specialty : Hospitalist Billing
Location : Brandon,FL
Description :

Melinda Russell has a positive and a can-do attitude with excellent customer/patient service skills. She has displayed diligence and accuracy in her work as a reimbursement specialist and secured, maintained as well as increased her employer’s revenue stream. Her goals are to ensure patient, co-worker and employer satisfaction, as well as keep the company’s name positive in the patients and providers minds.


Melinda has the ability to work productively and independently in an office with many or alone and/or virtually without need for micromanagement.

  • ICD-9
  • CPT-10
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • HIPAA Compliance Officer Medical Terminology
  • Medical Insurance
  • Online Claim Submission
  • Payment Posting
  • EOB Processing & Appeals Medical Billing
  • Medical Software(CollaborateMD, PerfectCare, Lytec, Medisoft)
  • Internet
  • 10-Key
  • Training Billing Personnel

Work Experience

  • A licensed Massage Therapist, Esthetician, Colon Hydro-therapist, medical biller, CPC, CPC-H Certified Coder, office manager, business manager, scheduler, trainer
  • Managed Six Massage Therapist, two Estheticians, two Acupuncture Physicians and two Certified Personal Trainers
  • Performed billing and reconciliation procedures
  • Managed Collections department directly, on all collections and appeals procedures
  • Created and submit reports weekly to clients on all billed claims
  • Filed all Secondary and Tertiary Claims
  • Contracting, re-negotiating contracts with payers and credentialing of staff
  • Verification of benefits procedures for all clients (42 different client offices and locations)
  • Coding Analysis of ICD-9-CM
  • Worked on backlog of claims from clients, payment posting, EOB trend monitoring, research, and educated staff on coding initiatives.