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Valerie Dawson

Expertise In: Primary Care

Name : Valerie Dawson
Experience : 8
Specialty : Primary Care
Location : Lexington,KY
Description :

Valerie Dawson has 8 years experience in medical billing and coding.

Skills:

  • Internet, MediSoft, Office Hours, Microsoft, Electronic Medical Records, Outlook, Imaging Scanners, Abacus, Oracle Clinical/Citrix, Nexiys, Practice Velocity, Avality, Zirmed, Various Medical Insurance Websites
  • Spanish- Beginner; American Sign Language- Conversational

Experience:

  • Verify and update current insurance coverage.
  • Assist with scrubbing claims and resubmitting.
  • Code office visits and procedures from encounter forms.
  • Attend regularly scheduled webinars for continuing education.
  • Post copayments and account payments received from patients.
  • Assist with implementation of Medicaid Managed Care within organization.
  • Follow up on documentation discrepancies to ensure proper and complete coding opportunities.
  • Promote and maintain teamwork.
  • Verify patient information and insurance coverage.
  • Assign appropriate ICD-9-CM, CPT-4 codes, and HCPCS Codes.
  • Collect and post copayments, account / collection payments.
  • Offer professional service for patients and healthcare personnel, alike.
  • Mitigate difficult confrontations and resolve within scope of authority.
  • Daily opening and closing assignments; including preparation of deposits.
  • Medical Records Coordinator and Front Desk Assistance and Courier, as needed.
  • Assist with billing questions and resolve billing issues with past due balances, and collection accounts.
  • Create and maintain patient charts.
  • Collect copayments and account payments.
  • Triage telephone calls and schedule appointments.
  • Verifying patient information and insurance coverage.
  • Assist with resolving past due balances and collection accounts.
  • Receive, confirm, log, and scan new data.
  • Fill document requests and assist with backlogged data.
  • Provide status updates on all projects and tasks on daily basis.
  • Catalogue, distribute, verify, index, file, and follow-up on documents.
  • Attend all project start-up meetings and cross train on all active projects.
  • Create patient and project files for all new incoming patients and projects.
  • Compose project guidelines and distribute to appropriate team members.
  • Function as an opinion leader; make informed risks within scope of the respective role.
  • Assume ownership of problems and engage others in due diligence to adequately and quickly rectify pending issue(s).
  • Participate in continual, extensive training.
  • Administer payment options and execute negotiation programs.
  • Utilize troubleshooting skills to isolate and resolve customer disputes.

Education/Certification:

1) Certified Medical Coder
2) Medical Information Technology

  • GPA: 4.0
  • Dean’s List
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Private Tudor  

Professional Memberships:
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)