It is up to you really, to make yourself obvious to a hiring manager in your resume. Consider it good luck that the resume is a comprehensive document that allows you to say a lot of things in great detail. Since how skilled you are is of the utmost importance to a hiring manager, make sure that you use a dedicated space to outline your abilities and competencies for the job for which you would want to be hired.
Skills – this is the operative word here. Don’t let anyone convince you that you can only impress a hiring manager with your education and experience. While we do not want to negate the importance of these two sections on your resume, it is actually the skills part that will help the hiring manager decide what it is that you are worth. How exactly are skills communicated? The first thing that you have to do is make sure that you know yourself what your worth is. A little self-analysis will go a long way in helping you decide which attributes to place in your resume. Make a list and then compare the list with what the employer wants – refer to the job advertisement to obtain this information.
Some sample skills statements for an HCC coder resume are provided below:
• Proven ability to effectively review medical charts electronically and abstract and code diagnosis and documentation information
• Track record of researching and resolving coding projects to ensure compliance
• Exceptionally well-versed in determining valid encounters including legibility and valid signature requirements
• Demonstrated ability to analyze medical records charts for appropriate coding compliance
• Competent in performing chart reviews, focused on identifying missed diagnosis in all assigned healthcare settings
• First-hand experience in developing and monitoring group specific HCC improvement plans for each physician group
• Well-versed in developing, implementing and maintaining tools for improved accuracy of coding and documentation
• Proficient in reviewing medical records and determining the accuracy and completeness of each entry
• Adept at overseeing coder activities to ensure that the right codes are being used for procedures and diagnosis
• Exceptionally talented at educating providers and their staff members in Medicare coding guidelines, with special focus on revenue enhancement opportunities
• Deep familiarity with synthesizing data and questions to communicate a cohesive educational training program
• Effectively able to work with sensitive data and promptly relay potential issues and concerns to supervisors
• A critical thinker who ensures that all coding and data entry activities are properly managed