My name is Searra Sawka and I started with Coding & Billing Solutions (CBS), LLC as a remote emergency medical coder back in August of 2017. I started at CBS straight out of college after receiving my Associates Degree in Health Information Technology. At this point in my life, I had absolutely no experience in the coding world, but I was very excited to take on this new opportunity with CBS. Working from home with little to no experience was quite a challenge at first, but I was able to catch on quickly thanks to my boss, managers, and the staff at CBS for guiding me over the years. New opportunities were constantly arising as I progressed at CBS, and I've grown on a professional level in many ways. I'm now a remote Coding Integrity Specialist for CBS where I'm responsible for auditing the coders in my department to assure that the quality, compliance, and accuracy of the clinical documentation is being met at all times. The flexibility, communication, and growth are just a few of the many reasons why I enjoy working for CBS. As the company continues booming and more opportunities emerge, we will continue to seek more coders! The future of CBS is looking very bright!
I joined CBS roughly 5 years ago as an inpatient coder. It is a fabulous organization and I wouldn't change a thing about it. The communication is great. The learning opportunities are endless. And the flexibility is over the top! I would recommend this organization to any coder who is seeking out something new or different.
I had never heard of CBS until our facility was sold. CBS saved my coding coworkers and I by offering us a position with their company. Sheri was SO helpful with all aspects of setting ourselves up to work from home. She gave expert input on everything from procuring health insurance to what type of computer would be best for the job. She even has an IT person who was able to get me set up once the purchase was made, as I am notoriously illiterate with electronics! She gave us lots of help and assurance via web-ex's so that we were always kept in the loop as to what was happening.
Once we were up and running, Sheri continued to keep in contact and make sure things were running smoothly.
It has been a number of years now and I know I can always reach out to Sheri or any other person with CBS if I have an issue I may be unsure of. They are there to help with any coding questions, or computer questions. We continue to have periodic meetings to stay abreast of current issues. If there are any concerns about a process or any kind of question that I may have, I know it will be investigated and an answer will be forthcoming. It is a true team of great co-workers, all striving for the same goal. I am glad I found out about CBS!
I joined CBS roughly 3 months ago and I really like how your organization operates. My experience working for your company compares very favorably to others where I have audited. I greatly appreciate the amount of communication there is between management and the auditors as well as the process for us to complete audits. I also have been assigned to assist in peer reviewing audits as needed which is a nice compliment. I work hard to be efficient in my audits with a focus on accuracy and to turn them over quickly so the client can assign more to our group. I would love to see our numbers grow and we become their primary auditing group.”
I am glad that I made the transition to work as a consultant for CBS. I am grateful for the opportunity that CBS has given me. I am able to utilize my skills and continue to grow professionally. Working from home allows a flexible schedule and opportunities that would otherwise not be possible.
Rita McNasby C.C.S.
I started working for Coding Billing Solutions the summer of 2013. This has been a wonderful opportunity for me. I had the opportunity to learn new things and become an expert in a wide range of coding areas. When I first started out working for Coding Billing Solutions, I was only coding a few different service types. Now I code a large variety and I manage one of the hospital queues. We have a great team, a team of individuals that I am pleased to work with. It is a pleasure to work for Coding Billing Solutions.
As coding Supervisor at Holy Spirit Hospital at start of coding relations with Coding and Billing Solutions, I am writing this letter of recommendation for the outstanding services they provide.
Working with Coding and Billing Solution's team has been a positive experience with their commitment to go above and beyond to meet their clients' needs. Coding and Billing Solutions professional, knowledgeable team would be an asset to any facility fortunate enough to secure their services.
You are encouraged to ask me for any assistance in giving more information about Coding and Billing Solutions. Please feel free to contact me.
Karen L. Post, CCS
Manager - Coding Operations
Einstein has used Coding and Billing Solutions for several years now and have provided both Inpatient and Outpatient coding services. Sheri Hovan is always available to discuss any of our needs. The coding staff is wonderful and and always willing to join a webex to review new changes. Coding and Billing Solutions is always there to help maintain the DNFB and truly strive to provide excellent coding quality and productivity.
Accuracy/quality is always met. Coding and Billing Solution’s quality is 95% and above for their coders. Their productivity meets or exceeds Einstein standards. When there are last minute needs, Sheri Hovan always has available staff.
Einstein has an open door policy with Coding and Billing Solutions. Communication is the key to a successful relationship and we have that with this consulting group. I highly recommend Coding and Billing Solutions due to the continuous support they provide for our coding team.
Assistant Director Of Network Coding
This is a letter of recommendation for Sheri Hovan at Coding & Billing Solutions. Sheri Hovan and her coding team with Coding & Billing Solutions is one of the best groups I have ever had working for me.
Sheri Hovan and her coding team have been an outstanding resource for me. They are highly motivated and willing to work. During our hectic end of month closings and our drop-dead Medicare dates, they are always ready to work after hours and weekends at a minutes notice. The company has excellent coders that meet accuracy guidelines. I could not ask for a better company to have as part of my team. They do not require a lot of hand holding and training. They jump right in and get the job done.
I would highly recommend Sheri Hovan and her team to any facility requiring and coding and billing needs.
Regional Coding Manager
Sheri made the decision to start up her own consulting firm, Coding & Billing Solutions, LLC. I had the opportunity to use her as a resource and again, she consistently met our needs in a professional and timely manner.
Her strengths are her ability to think outside the box, engage in critical thinking skills and motivate staff to perform at their very best. These are qualities that will support your company's success in transitioning to ICD-10 and electronic environments.
It is my pleasure to recommend Sheri Hovan to you without reservation.
Director of Health Information Management