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Bernadette Fanella

Expertise In: Chiropractic

Name : Bernadette Fanella
Experience : 9
Specialty : Chiropractic
Location : Newton,NJ
Description :

Bernadette Fanella wishes to obtain a position in a healthcare facility utilizing her professional skills as a medical coding and billing specialist, with a focus on providing accurate, high quality reimbursement services. She strives to provide a positive and evolving role model in her profession. The ability to motivate and inspire others and possesses good problem-solving aptitude. Has an outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skill. The ability to achieve immediate and long-term goals and meet .deadlines                                          


  • Payment Classifications (APCs), National & Local
  • Coverage Determinations (NCD/LCD) for medical necessity               
  • Chart auditing and compliance
  • Comply with National Correct Coding Initiative
  • Methodology and validation of Medicare Severity              
  • Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs), Ambulatory
  • Use of computer to ensure data collection, storage, analysis, information reporting, protection of data integrity and validity using software and hardware technology
  • Skilled in verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Knowledgeable in cultural diversity
  • Successful in communicating with difficult/noncompliant patients
  • Perform all aspects of risk management including HIPAA standards, practices and provisions
  • Familiar with all types of federal, state, and private health insurance plans
  • Proficient in insurance claims submissions, medical billing & collections
  • Medical practice management software, Medi-Soft Version 14, Alta Point Utilization of electronic applications to support clinical classification and coding (e.g. encoders) Encoder Pro 2009, Medical Spring Charts
  • Apply ethical standards of practice including the AHIMA and AAPC Code of Ethics
  • Proficient in medical terminology, pharmacology, anatomy & physiology
  • Collection, maintenance and analysis of health data & documentation
  • Assignment of CPT principal and secondary procedure codes using official coding guidelines
  • Assignment of ICD-9-CM principle and secondary diagnosis codes including complications & co morbidities (CC) using official coding guidelines for all medical specialties    
  • Assignment of appropriate HCPCS codes     
  • Microsoft Office 2003, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point


  • Working with individuals in each department to gain experience in medical coding & billing, receptionist, patients’ insurance and Medicare claims, PQRD codes, monthly auditing, filing electronic claims and accounts receivables.
  • Creating merchandising signs as a marketing aid in selling store merchandise on a daily basis. Working directly with the public
  • Promoting sale items to convince customers to buy merchandise or goods.
  • Record patients’ medical history, vital statistics, or information such attest results in medical records.
  • Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
  • Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height.
  • Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies.                          
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.                  
  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.          
  • Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets or physicians instructions to patients.
  • Help physician examine and treat patients, handing them instruments or materials.
  • Collect tissue or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens and prepare them for collection pick up.             


  • Certificate, AHIMA Approved Medical Coding &Billing Program 
  • Certificate, Professional Medical Coding, AAPC
  • American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • American Health Information Management Assoc. (AHIMA)      
  • Professional Medical Billers Association, (PMBA)
  • Certified Professional Medical Biller (CPMB)
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC-A)                     
  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA)