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Risa Needles

Expertise In: Durable Medical Equipment,
Name : Risa Needles
Experience : 20
Specialty : Durable Medical Equipment,
Location : Detroit,MI
Description :

Risa Needles is a motivated Health Information Technology graduate seeking a position as abstractor/coder. Risa wishes to obtain a fulfilling role in medical billing where she can utilize her aquired skills and expertise.


  • Microsoft Office
  • 3M Health Information System
  • QuadraMed
  • Quantum Software
  • EWOS System
  • Quality review with patient charts
  • Trained with different office equipment

Externship Experience:

  • Ran all system requirements and speed tests in preparation for switching to EMR
  • Experience with flagged payments and correcting the reason for the flag
  • Integral part of the team researching the numerous EMR’s available and choosing the best fit for the facility
  • Assisted in training the medical assistants and nurse practitioner in use of new software
  • Researched and provided feedback for facility physician for purchase of new laptops for use in exam rooms
  • Abstracted and entered 50% of the facility’s patient charts into the new EMR
  • 1 year of software labs for coding and 4 months in a clinical setting
  • Experience with EWOS (Electronic Work Order System)

Work Experience:

Medical Review Group

  • Temporary position – scanning patient charts for Molina review
  • Sort different items pulled from chart and copied, scanned, or uploaded to encrypted laptop
  • Navigate EMR to pull appropriate review documentation

Front Desk Clerk/Third Shift Auditor

  • Responsible for all cash and running audit for prior 24 hours on Profit Manager, cash from café/lounge, and for all upkeep and issues with lobby, rooms, guest rooms, restrooms etc.

Direct Care/PT Supervisor

  • Employee of the month/Extraordinary performance awards
  • Part of the TAPS (Therapeutic Assault Prevention System) team
  • Part time supervisor of 50 residents and 12 staff in 4 separate buildings on campus
  • Assisted in implementing better patient care plans and charts
  • Trained to operate DME for in home care of quadriplegic patients
  • Trained new employees on DME use, function and proper patient placement
  • Range of motion, medication set up, meal prep, and driving patient to appointments
  • Responsible for documentation in patient charts

Direct care

  • ROM, meal preparation, med set up, DME use (Hoyer lift, Transfer chair)
  • Trained to do bowel routines


  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology

Relevant Coursework:

  • Automation of Health Information
  • Reimbursement Technologies
  • Medical Coding
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Software Applications
  • Medical Terminology
  • Diseases of the human body

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