Christina Ridgway

Freelance Data Entry Freelancer & Transcriptionist

Location:Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
2 Skills
I am a detail oriented quality focused Certified Professional Coder seeking a telework position. I have spent the last 12 years in a professional office setting and am driven to provide accurate, articulate, detailed, thorough work. As a medical coder/biller I have been attentive to detail and research as it applies to Federal and State Guidelines pertaining to Teaching Physician documentation and billing. Understanding and adhering to carrier policies allows for better accuracy on the front-end. This allows better overall reimbursement and financial growth for my employer. I believe my experience and knowledge base qualifies me for consideration.

Professional Experience

OUHSC Office of Billing Compliance
Oklahoma City, OK

Coding Specialist II June 2012 - Current
• Abstract coding for multiple specialties including: Evaluation & Management, Primary Care, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Dermatology, Radiology, Hematology/Oncology, and Diabetes/Endocrinology
• Identify, investigate and resolve compliance risks relating to coding, billing and documentation
• Perform formal and informal surveys as a part of ongoing evaluation and training for various physician specialties
• Provide group and/or individual training to physicians and staff regarding Federal and State guidelines and regulations as part of new faculty training and yearly review
• Query data within EMR in order to identify survey universe
• Assist physicians with data review by collecting/compiling Microsoft Excel Reports
• Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative course for Research Education

OUHSC Department of Pediatrics
Oklahoma City, OK

Coding Specialist II July 2006 - June 2012
• Neonatology specialty CPT and ICD-9 physician coding Inpatient and Outpatient
• Sleep Studies
• Behavioral Health referral acquisitions through OKHCA and PICIS data entry
• Charge entry, ten-key, 63 wpm typing
• Reimbursement appeals
• Assist physicians with data review by collecting/compiling Microsoft Excel reports
• Abstract coding—including critical vs. intensive and well-baby inpatient services
• Documentation/reimbursement/fee schedule review and analysis
• Compliance and policy research
• Assist with EHR program enhancements and improvements
• New faculty education
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint programs

OUHSC Department of Internal Medicine
Oklahoma City, Ok

Coding Specialist II/Reimbursement Analyst II November 2002 – July 2006
• Multi-specialty inpatient and outpatient CPT and ICD-9 coding.
• Charge entry
• Appeals and reimbursement review
• Line item review
• Charge corrections
• Physician audits

Mazzio’s Restaurant
Norman, OK

Assistant Manager May1996 – November 2002
• Manage dining area and counter staff
• Cash register
• Deposits
• Open/Close book balancing
• Place product orders
• Worked in every position of the restaurant while moving up into management

Technology Summary
• MS Office 2010 (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
• Meditech
• HCare Portal
• EncoderPro
• Citrix EMR


AAPC April 2014
• ICD-10 2 day Boot Camp
• Received Certificate of ICD-10 Proficiency April 2014

City College August 2001- April 2002
• Graduate of Certified Professional Coder course.
• Obtained CPC Certification May 2002
• Member in good standing with the American Academy of Professional Coders

Oklahoma City Community College Spring/Fall semesters 1998
• Took general classes toward obtaining an Associate’s Degree
Skills (2) Rating
Data Entry