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COMPREHENSIVE EDI ANALYSIS
Versatile, results-oriented Senior Programmer Analyst with demonstrated success in application architecture, software
development, and electronic data interchange (EDI) project leadership. Technical expertise in practice management and
health care ANSI X12 transactions, aligning information systems with business goals.
Senior Programmer Analyst / EDI Project Leader | ABC Research Corporation, Miami, FL, 20xx – 20xx
Designed and implemented third-party billing applications, payment processing programs, and EDI modules for one of the
country's premier providers of single-source medical management and clinical information solutions. Established long-term
relationships with clients consisting of large professional/outpatient facilities and health care systems. Identified customer
needs, defined parameters, created specifications, and translated into business requirements. Customized and developed
software applications, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, medical records, scheduling, inventory, and general
ledger. Trained staff and ensured all applications were HIPAA compliant. Led project teams of up to ten people, facilitated
meetings, and provided the highest levels of customer support.
Automated the entire multi-level billing process, used nationally by clients processing over $1 billion in claims per year to
Medicare, Blue Shield, Medicaid, and commercial carriers/clearinghouses.
Managed numerous multi-specialty accounts, consistently billing from $150 – $200 million annually.
Reduced the need for data entry by developing several hospital demographic/charge interfaces in HL7 format.
Successfully transitioned from legacy to NSF and subsequently from NSF to ANSI government standard.
Routinely achieved VIP Gold Vendor status by meeting or exceeding trading partner standards of excellence.
Senior EDI Analyst | BCD Corporation, Miami, FL, 20xx – 20xx
Examined and resolved freight claims in collaboration with contracted logistics partners. Played a key role in standardizing quality
processes, which cut the turnaround time from nine months to 60 days. Gained customer satisfaction and credibility with partners.
Created a new role and processes for import merchandise claim issues, which increased financial gains for the company.
Spearheaded development of a freight management system that consolidated Target’s, Dayton’s, and Mervyns’ logistics;
coordinated consolidation across 20 EDI trading partners. Generated EDI 214 documents, delivered trainings, and promoted
continuous improvement through ongoing communications.
Recognized as subject matter expert on ANSI transactions, NSF, UB92, and all proprietary formats.
Consistently completed all projects on schedule, within budget, and according to quality standards.
Assistant Manager (EDP) | CDE Company, Miami, FL, 20xx – 20xx
Designed and developed application software for a leading corporation representing diverse business interests.
Served as the Lead Analyst for an enterprise-level software implementation.
Developed and implemented applications for stores, payroll, and accounting using COBOL.
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, XYZ Business School of the University of XYZ, Miami, FL
Associate of Science, Computer Data Processing, XYZ College, Miami, FL
Proficient in MS Office, Cognos, TERM, Kermit, VB, UNIX Shell Script, Business Basic (ProvideX and Basis), Data
Integration - System to System, EDI Scripting, HIPAA Compliance, Reporting Requirements,
ANSI X12 Transactions, Linux/UNIX Administration, Telecommunications FTP, SFTP;
Advanced Knowledge of 837P and 837I Transactions (997, TA1, 835, 276, 277, 270, 271, 864);
Very familiar with ICD-9, CPT-4, HCPCS, Taxonomy, ICD-9-CM, and Revenue Codes
Creating a Compelling Cover Letter
A powerfully written cover letter is necessary to land most interviews and ensure job search success. When an advertised
position creates a pile of 100+ resumes, it becomes the responsibility of the hiring personnel to shortlist the applications.
Resumes without cover letters are usually the first to go, followed by the ones with poorly written cover letters. Avoid this
fate by following these effective strategies:
Address your cover letter appropriately:
Be sure that you get the name of the hiring manager before sending your resume, and address the letter to that individual.
The proper greeting will be either “Dear Mr. (Smith),” or “Dear Ms. (Smith).” Avoid using Miss or Mrs., and do not address
your letter to “Dear Sirs,” as it is considered inappropriate. If you are unsure of your contact’s gender, address them by
their first and last name, as in “Dear Pat Smith,” to avoid an embarrassing mistake. If you don’t know the name of the
hiring manager, simply use the greeting “Dear Hiring Manager,”– it’s clear, to the point, and gender neutral.
Get to the point in your opening paragraph:
One of the most common interviewing questions employers ask is “Why should I hire you among other candidates?”
Provide an answer to that question right off the bat in your opening paragraph. This is a very important section because it
is the first thing the employer will read. It must be powerful and make an immediate impact. Be sure sell yourself and your
unique abilities. Do not use a generic opening paragraph that can apply to any Tom, Dick or Harry.
Every line should sell you, so use aggressive language here and throughout the rest of your cover letter. For example,
instead of writing “My background is in finance management, making me well-suited for your advertised Corporate
Finance Director position.” you can write “A background in finance management and a proven record of developing
effective strategies that drive revenue, growth and shareholder value make me a strong candidate for your advertised
Corporate Finance Director position.”
Show your interest and sell your accomplishments in the body of the letter:
In this section, you need to show your interest in the job and the company. Research is a key ingredient to a successful
job search. The more you are able to demonstrate your interest and knowledge about a company, the better your chances
are to secure an interview. Get to know the company’s mission and new corporate initiatives, and tell them how you can
help them meet their objectives or resolve their problems. Praise the company for public recognitions or recent
accomplishments. The employer will surely take notice of your active interest.
Use “I” and “my” sparingly. Try not to use these words more than six times in your cover letter. You need to focus on what
you will bring to the company and how you will help them improve their profitability. Too much use of the word “I” will also
make your letter look elementary and poorly written.
For executive-level candidates and professionals with substantial achievements, a bullet point format is often the most
effective and efficient way to highlight accomplishments. If you fall into this category, be sure to keep the bullet point
statements unique and fresh. Do not copy and paste the exact same phrases from the resume as it will make you look
lazy. All sentences and achievements transferred from the resume should be rephrased.
Close your letter with a strong paragraph:
In the closing paragraph, you need to address several issues. At the very least, you need to ask for the interview and
provide contact information. This is also the ideal place to mention your salary requirements (if the employer insists on it),
or your desire to relocate.
To demonstrate your drive and interest, mention that you will call within a week to follow up. This is a great way to ensure
the resume was successfully received, and it creates an opportunity to establish a dialog. However, do not mention this in
your cover letter if you do not intend to follow up.
In summation, an aggressive and dynamic cover letter will help you stand out among the competition. Remember that the
goal is to market yourself – not to compose a dull biography.