Certified Professional Coder & Medical Record Specialist
Tonya is MDS’ medical record specialist, ensuring the day to day file management is securely meeting all deadlines. She is the liaison for the entire MDS team, both clients, and transcriptionists, and has numerous tasks relative to patient health information, electronic medical records, and medical coding and billing in our revenue cycle department. She is instrumental in the workflow and efficiency of the MDS processes.
Tonya is certified through the AAPC as Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Medical Billing Specialist (CMBS). She has also completed her ICD-10 Proficiency Certification. Her Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) and Revenue Cycle Performance (RCP) duties include reviewing insurance explanation of benefits and posting payments into the Azalea Health PM and RCM billing system, ensuring allowances, adjustments, and write-offs are posted correctly.
She is adept at working within the Electronic Health Record (EHR) software of many systems as claim generation requires collecting data from the provider’s clinical documentation found in notes and hospital operative reports. Using the most current ICD-10 and CPT reference books are critical to optimal performance in the billing department and Tonya has a strong command of this skillset.