BETH THOMAS, RHIT
CODING MANAGER APRIL 2004 - JULY 2005 AND MARCH 2006 - PRESENT
TRMC of Orangeburg &Calhoun Counties Orangeburg, SC 29118
Perform pre- and post-discharge review of all patient types for documentation improvement, coding/billing accuracy, MS-DRG, and APC accuracy. Fill in for inpatient coding, ambulatory surgery coding, emergency room coding and charging as needed. Monitor unbilled accounts. Supervise seven employees. Provide coding education and training; full time.
CODING INSTRUCTOR/PROGRAM COORDINATOR AUGUST 2005 - PRESENT
Trident Technical College North Charleston, SC 29406
Adjunct instructor for ICD-9-CM and CPT Coding; Program Coordinator for AHIMA approved Medical Record Coder Certificate Program; part time
CODING SUPERVISOR JULY 2005 - MARCH 2006
East Cooper Regional Medical Center Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Supervise 5 coders. Fill in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room coding as needed. Work with all departments to resolve APC edits. Audit inpatient and outpatient cases for coding accuracy.
DRG CONSULTANT APRIL 2002 - APRIL 2004
Barnes Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO 63110
Review inpatient and outpatient charts for coding accuracy and documentation improvement; Inpatient and outpatient coder training; Internal DRG audits.
CODER/CODING SUPERVISOR 1997 - 2002
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital/Roper Hospital Charleston, SC 29414
Inpatient coder promoted to supervisor January 1999; Supervised 6 coders at St. Francis Hospital until the merge with Roper, then 18; Monitored unbilled accounts; Assisted with coder training program; Developed coder incentive plan at St. Francis Hospital.
CODER 1994 - 1997
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Mooresville, NC 28117
ICD 9 and CPT coding; all patient types
Denver Clinic Denver, NC
At home transcription of office notes for two family practice physicians in local clinic
MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK/OUTPATIENT CODER 1987 - 1992
Crossroads Community Hospital Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Performed various clerical functions in the department as well as outpatient coding
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE 1990 - 1994
Rend Lake College Ina, IL
Dean’s List; Final GPA 3.97
RHIT CERTIFIED 1994
Certification number 37411