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Jennifer K. Lawson

Expertise In: General Surgery

Name : Jennifer K. Lawson
Experience : 3
Specialty : General Surgery
Location : San Jose,CA
Description :

Jennifer K. Lawson is responsible and reliable medical administrative professional seeks opportunity to continue career in the healthcare industry. Exhibits strong computer skills while working quickly and accurately.

Skills:

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC), CPC-Hospital
  • HIPAA trained and held a high-level government clearance; dealt with highly confidential information.
  • Strengths include CPT/ICD/HCPCS medical coding, insurance verification and eligibility, worker’s compensation insurance billing, medical records management, medical claims processing, and general medical office support.
  • Experience working with worker’s compensation, Medi-Cal, Medicare, HMO, PPO, and other insurance.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), MS Publisher, SharePoint, QuickBooks, Rhumba, NextGen, Clinix, AS400 EHR system, and 50 WPM typing speed.

Experience:

Medical Coding & Billing Administrator

  • Primary person responsible for coding outpatient Dr.’s office visits and surgical reports for an Ambulatory
  • Surgery Center. Review surgical and office visit reports and record medical codes to reflect diagnoses and services rendered on an excel spreadsheet for supervisor review.
  • Currently working part time coding operative reports and office visits.
  • Submitting Medi-cal TARs and claims online on a case by case basis
  • Using E-Clinical Works and Kareo e-billing to electronically submit codes for billing on a case by case basis
  • Chart Review for Hierarchical Conditional Coding
  • Effectively and efficiently handle all coding, billing, and administrative tasks.

Medical Billing & Claims Assistant

  • Completed 160-hour full-cycle billing externship in third-party medical billing office.
  • Heavy use of Clinix software to enter charges, code diagnosis and procedures, and verify information.
  • Made claims status calls to various insurance providers (including private insurance, Medi-Cal, Medicare, HMO, PPO, etc.) to assist with denial management.
  • Verified eligibility for various insurances, both online at provider websites and via telephone.
  • Audited remittance advice details to look for opportunities for rebilling.
  • Tracked appointments during global billing period for pregnancy for OB/GYN client.
  • Majority of billing work is handled for CardioDx, cardiovascular genomic diagnostics company that develops clinically validated laboratory tests for coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure; involves complicated billing processes and handling of denied claims.

Medical Office Intern

  • Completed 160-hour internship within a fast-paced worker’s compensation medical clinic.
  • Calling various insurance companies to obtain claim numbers and entering into AS400 EHR system.
  • Assisting in preparing billing paperwork from patient files including work status, workplace visit authorizations, patient injury reports, Primary Treating Physician's Progress Report (PR-2), etc.
  • Scanning first visit paperwork and email to transcription.
  • Filing, preparing, and pulling medical records and charts.
  • Verifying DFR (Doctor’s First Report) completion, printing DFRs for signature, and sending signed DFRs to the insurance company.
  • Performing other administrative duties as needed.

Donor Registration

  • Completed patient registration and regulated donor flow for blood drive.

Secretary

  • Provided support to Department Chair and Gallery Director including filing, word processing, creating spreadsheets, using SharePoint, performing inventory, planning events, and other duties as needed.

Technical Consultant

  • Posted photos to websites including indexing, categorizing, resizing, and posting into online database. Performed quality control of database including correcting mistakes and monitoring web site.

Secretary

  • Migrated from paper based accounting to Quick Books 2007, integrated UPS World ship with QuickBooks, maintained web site and paper advertising, and prepared photos of products for publication.

Receptionist

  • Answered multi-line phone, maintained filing system, created correspondence, sorted/sent mail, performed data entry, and managed historical archive of phone books.

Administrative Support

  • Supported Group Medical Department by providing customer service and answering questions regarding medical coverage using Rhumba database. Scheduled installation of technical equipment nationwide.

Education:

Medical Billing & Coding Certificate, TechSkills

  • Coursework includes: Typing Fundamentals, Microsoft Office Essentials 2007, Medical Law and Ethics, Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Administrative Essentials, Professional Billing Concepts, Advanced Physicians Coding, and Advanced Facility Coding 
  • Accomplishments: 4.0 GPA, Medical Student Tutor, ‘Student of the Month’ Award for February 2011, and ‘TechSkills’ Fastest Typing Speed Contest’ Winner
  • BS in Music Education and English

Professional Development:

Member, American Academy of Professional Coders - AAPC

  • Anatomy and Pathophysiology for ICD-10-CM; AAPC (completed units 1-12 of 14)
  • American Academy of Professional Coders-AAPC’s CPT-4 updates for 2012 by Susan Carlson
  • American Academy of Professional Coders-AAPC’s ICD -9 updates for 2012 by Susan Carlson
  • Get Ready 5010 Electronic Billing HIPAA regulation webinars for Large Practices/Facilities and Clearinghouses
  • American Academy of Professional Coders-AAPC’s CPT Coding Updates For 2011 Part 2
  • American Academy of Professional Coders-AAPC’s CPT Coding Updates For 2011 Part 1
  • Code It Right Online
  • American Medical Billing Association-AMBA’s Increasing Patient Collections with Clearage Payment Accelerator
  • Tran world Systems’ Delinquency Managemen