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Sharon Fornuto

Expertise In: Hospitalist Billing

Name : Sharon Fornuto
Experience : 12
Specialty : Hospitalist Billing
Location : Oceanville,NJ
Description :

Sharon Fornuto is an experienced in billing, coding, insurance verification, reception, scheduling, prior authorizations, payment posting, corrective claims & appeals, and much more. Computer literate and has 12 years experience with PerfectCare (Practice Manager)
Has extensive experience interacting with patients and their families to help them understand their insurance coverage and make financial arrangements such as collecting deposits and set up and monitored notarized payment plans. All patients and their family members were treated with respect and dignity, and many have voiced their appreciation for how they were treated and how that respectful approach helped them through their medical ordeal.

Skills:

  • Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel, Navinet, Emdeon, Powerchart for both Atlanticare and Shore Medical Center, AMI's website, and a handful of individual insurer websites, including AARP, Cigna, UHC, Medicare and Medicaid. My last timed typing speed was 65 wpm and I have good medical terminology.
  • Windows, Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, Access); typing Speed: 65 wpm (minimum), WordPerfect, Lotus, PerfectCare (12+ years experience) Medical A/R System, Paint Shop Pro, digital photography, Internet navigation & research, multi-line telephones, dictation transcription, proof reading, scanners, copiers, computer installation, maintenance & troubleshooting, creation of forms and systems, organization, customer service. Adept with CAQH, PECOS, Navinet, Emdeon, Powerchart for both Atlanticare and Shore Medical Center, AMI's website, and a handful of individual insurer websites, including AARP, Cigna, UHC, Medicare and Medicaid.

Experience:

  • Modernize distressed specialty practice from the front desk back.
  • Computerized & restructured appointment system, hired & trained new front desk staff, retrieved billing from outsourced billing service, reduced lost revenue, created systems and forms to increase productivity, accuracy and reimbursement.
  • Assisted in renegotiating physicians insurance fee schedules.
  • Interaction with patients, their families, health care agencies, workers comp and MVA adjusters and case workers.
  • Assisted in relocating to a more prestigious location. Physician credentialing.
  • Processed all coding, charge entry, billing, payment posting, corrective claims & appeals. HIPAA Privacy Officer.
  • Implemented Red Flags protocol
  • Supervise Front Desk (hire & fire personnel, train & supervise). Enter all charges and payments, Process all billing functions (electronic, paper, patient), Collections. Process all A/P, and payroll. Obtain prior authorizations for imaging and hospital procedures.
  • Restructured office operations, modernized, computerized, reorganized. Created & implemented new forms to improve communication between employees & physician.
  • Effectively reduced aged A/R and lost time from broken appointments. HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • CPT & ICD9 coding and electronic billing for specialty practice, training and supervision of billing staff and patient services coordinator (pre-certs & referrals/approvals).
  • Training and supervision of front desk personnel for 2 office locations
  • Property Management, all Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions including Collections, Budgets, Periodic Financial Reporting, Purchasing & Inventory Control, Office Management, Liaison with Board of Directors
  • Data entry, posting, word processing, payroll, workers’ comp., accounts payable, bank account reconciliation.