Michele Rene'e Keerns
Accounts Receivable/Medical Insurance Biller
Career Summary and Objective:
Highly experienced, detail oriented, problem solving, and quality focused Certified Medical Insurance Biller and Office Manager. Deep understanding of medical billing methodologies and procedures derived from a lengthy term of employment with the University of Chicago Physicians Group. Desire to further my medical career in a challenging role that will facilitate personal growth while offering advancement potential.
ASA/Cross-walk Anesthesia Coding
CCI/EncoderPro and McKesson Coding Tools
GE-IDX Centricity, Kareo, and Medisoft Billing Systems
Systems and application training of new and/or established employees
Medical Certificates of Achievement:
ICD-9 Diagnostic Coding
20 Years of Service
Faith Medical and Gastroenterology Center
1845 W Army Trail Road, Addison, IL 60101
January 2012 to July 2012
Title: Office Manager/Systems Administrator
Responsible for Overseeing Functions & Operations in a Doctor’s office setting.
Initiated new office policies and procedures, including Practice Fusion EMR and Kareo
Managed all Staff including Physician Assistants, Medical Assistants, Nurses and Medical Billing Operations.
Responsible for Payroll, Updating Employee Accruals, and Time-Off Requests.
Worked Exclusively for Utpal P. Parekh, M.D., GI Specialist.
The University of Chicago Physicians Group (UCPG)
180 N Harvester Drive, Suite 110, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
August 1990 to December 2011
Title: Accounts Receivable (for Contracted Non-Governmental Payers)/Medical Insurance Biller
Accounts Receivable responsibility for various departments, Surgical and Anesthesia, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Psychology and Evaluation Management (E/M). Processed on average 63 claims per day.
Analyzed, processed, and submitted Letters of Appeal regarding payment disputes for coding/unbundled errors, under-paid claims for Managed Care Accounts, and non-covered services due to experimental/unproven surgical services. Typically handled claims over $20,000 dollars.
Highly experienced in Insurance Follow-up for Non-Governmental Managed Care and Commercial Insurance Payers, Systems/Production, Charge Entry, Charge Posting, Patient Inquiry, and Self-Pay Collections.
1986-1990 Minooka High School
1988-1990 Grundy Area Vocational Center/Medical Transcriber
References available upon request