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DEBRA A. McGONEGAL

Name : DEBRA A. McGONEGAL
Experience : 30
Specialty : Optometry, Physical Therapy & Radiology
Location : Anchorage,AK
Description :

DEBRA A. McGONEGAL has been billing insurances for 30 years. Is aware of all aspects of running an office from greeting patient, collecting, insurance information, patient information, data entry of all information. posting charges, payments from patients and EOB's. Appeals, audits, reconciliation, banking (deposits, etc). patient statements, customer service with patients on understanding their account, setting up payments, etc.

Skills:

  • Owning my own medical billing agency
  • Certified ICD 9 and CPT Coder
  • Passed Radiology Proficiency Exam
  • Insurance Billing/numerous carriers including Medicare/Medicaid/VA, etc
  • Using HCFA 1500’s/UB 92’s/private pay monthly statements
  • Collections
  • AP/AR
  • Monthly/Daily reconciliation of 1-20 Dr. Practices
  • Banking/Deposits handling of large amounts of cash
  • Reception/Patient Scheduling
  • Calling in prescriptions, faxing, or electronic
  • 10 key by touch
  • Microsoft Word/Excel.
  • Windows 95, 98, Millennium, XP, Vista and Windows 7
  • Numerous office machines
  • Attending conferences, etc, to keep up CEU’s with changes in coding and billing

Experience:

  • Doing billing in my home for 3 Dr.’s . Currently bill for; Mental Health, Community Based Mental Health and Sleep Medicine. All aspects of billing from building patient accounts, posting charges, billing insurances (electronically/paper), patient statements, posting AR’s, deposits, refunds, appeals, daily/monthly reconciliation, daily/monthly reports, yearend reports, working aging reports, etc. E & M coding.
  • Helped bring billing in house, set up all records in the computer. Worked credit balance reports, aging reports and audited accounts. Posting of charges, AR’s for all insurances including Medicare/Medicaid/VA, TRI. Appeals, daily, monthly, yearly reconciliation, deposits. Helped Dr’s with coding issues, etc.
  • Medicare AR’s for 4 businesses including trouble shooting/appeals, data entry. Coding. Daily reconciliation, deposits.
  • Government Insurance Specialist. AR for Medicare/Medicaid/VA/ANMC
  • Trouble shooting/appeals/coding ICD 9 & CPT, daily reconciliation, deposits
  • Brought billing in house, set up all accounts in the computer. AR for all insurances, including Medicare/Medicaid/VA, TRI etc. Helped the Dr. with correct CPT coding, documentation, etc. Daily, monthly reconciliation, deposits.
  • Accounting Technician. AR’s for all insurances. Transcribing nurse’s notes onto specialty forms for the patient charts.
  • Optometric Assistant. Insurance Billing, VA auth's., patient statements. AR/AP. Designed office space w/architects. Ordering of supplies, pricing, inventory
  • Assistant Manager/Customer Service. AR/AP, Sales, verifying invoices with merchandise received before paying. Handling of large amounts of cash and deposits. Balancing each night at closing
  • Clerk Typist. Set up a private airplane tie down area. Set up a billing system. AR’s
  • Traveled with airport manage to do runway checks in the villages


Education/Certifications:

  • CPC Exam taken 08-01. Keep up on CEU’s annually
  • Radiology Proficiency exam taken 02-02.
  • Medical Terminology
  • Numerous seminars to keep up CEU’s for my CPC certification. 36 CEU’s needed every two years
  • One Day Seminars Taken Through Career Track
  • Collections How To Communication Skills for Women
  • Stress in the Work Place
  • Self Discipline & Emotional Control
  • Two day Seminar at Sterling Management: self motivation, management of other employees, how to organize an office to run more proficiently