Medical coders are responsible for assigning appropriate treatment codes in a predefined system. That is to say, they acquire payment for rendered services from the patient, insurance companies or CMS.
This is a critical position in the healthcare industry as, without it, the billing side of the healthcare industry may not work efficiently.
Individuals who obtain formal training as a medical coder will have more chances to get hired.
When applying for an entry-level medical coding job you need to ensure that you provide sufficient information regarding your training and expertise in your cover letter.
Take a look at the following example in order to get ideas.
Entry Level Medical Coding Cover Letter No Experience
566 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 63533
peter @ email . com
October 18, 2018
Ms. Michelle Phillips
Mount Sinai Medical Center
781 Wood Street
Brooklyn, NY 53442
Dear Ms. Phillips:
I am submitting my attached resume in application for the position of a Medical Coder. The parallels between your job description and my talents qualify me well. Owing to my CPC Certification from AAPC coupled with a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology, I will be able to effectively contribute to Mount Sinai Medical Center.
As can be seen on the attached resume, I have a demonstrated ability to review, process, and submit medical claims. Likewise, I am able to correctly assign ICD-9, CPT®, and HCPCs codes.
Specifically, I am highly skilled in:
- Reviewing and interpreting health record documentation
- Identifying relevant diagnosis as well as procedures that require code assignment
- Utilizing coding software and reference material
- Abstracting information from patient medical records
- Auditing and re-filing appeals of denied claims
Besides coding tasks, I am also familiar with different types of insurance plans as well as regulations, which will help me perform my tasks efficiently.
The opportunity to work with Mount Sinai Medical Center will allow me to make the most of the skills that I have developed through my work and training. I look forward to discussing this position with you in person and will call you next week to arrange a suitable interview date. Meanwhile, feel free to call me at (000) 999-9909.
Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.