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TECH HEALTH INFO MGMT II

Job ID
728
Category
Health Information Management
Department
Medical Records/Support Svcs - UH
Location
Albuquerque, NM
Date posted
09/26/2022
Pay Rate
$15.89 - $23.84 Hourly
Department: Medical Records/Support Svcs
FTE: 1.0
Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week)
Shift: Days
Position Summary:
Responsible for all required clerical HIM functions and workflow within all areas including Release of Information; coordinates all tasks related to ensuring record completion. Preps and scans documents according to procedure to meet scanning timeliness and productivity. Performs quality checks of scanned documents and final validation of paper documents prior to committing to the electronic health record (EHR). Processes requests for medical records ensuring disclosures follow HIPAA guidelines and necessary requirements. Release of Information (ROI) functions include assisting customers in the reception area, processing all types of requests including continuing care, attorney, insurance, disability, subpoenas, Recovery Audit Contractor (RACS) and other requests received to obtain medical records. Electronically processes and tracks RAC, ADR and third party payer requests. Uploads images and performs film library functions. Processes pended transcription documents, problem solves missing transcription, reviews medical records for completeness and assigns provider documentation deficiencies in the EHR (CERNER). Tech II staff ensure documentation is in the correct location within the legal health record (LHR), communicate with providers to complete and/or dictate missing reports required for medical record completion and resolve provider documentation issues within the EHR. Perform Master Patient Index (MPI) management, revising/updating patient demographic information in the LHR. Researches and merges duplicate medical record numbers, combines FINS, complete trauma & stroke alerts, investigates encounter issues as assigned. Assists in coordinating records sent/retrieved from offsite storage. Analyzes assigned documentation criteria to report compliance statistics and data. Processes amendment requests. Required to float as assigned. Adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures is required. No patient care assignment.
Accountability:
  • ANALYSIS/COORDINATION - Completes chart analysis of all discharged medical records for inpatient, day surgery, and observation discharges. Reviews H&Ps, Operative Reports, and Discharge Summaries to ensure they meet CMS/TJC documentation requirements. Assignment of provider deficiencies when appropriate documents are missing or not authenticated per medical staff rules, regulations, and department guidelines. Prepares and coordinates with providers when a patient has a request for amendment. This position owns the coordination process. This position is also a back-up for subpoena processing. This position serves as a backup to the Project Coordinator and communicates with providers about incomplete/delinquent records

  • QUALITY - Works as part of the team to identify process issues and report identified problems with any assigned function

  • TIMELINESS - Process all requests for information in accordance to federal, state and regulatory timeliness guidelines. Complete all reviews and documentation processing within established timeliness standards

  • REVIEWS - Completes chart analysis of all discharged medical records for inpatient, day surgery, and observation discharges. Reviews H&Ps, Operative Reports, and Discharge Summaries to ensure they meet The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) The Joint Commission (TJC) documentation requirements. Assignment of provider deficiencies when appropriate documents are missing or not authenticated per medical staff rules, regulations, and department guidelines

  • INFORMATION REQUESTS – Processes all requests and inquiries for protected health information including Film Library imaging requests, dispersing the information with accountability to all regulatory entities and according to the facility’s policy and procedures. Obtain proper signatures for release of information in order to comply with disclosure requirements in accordance with federal and state regulations. Invoices, records and processes funds received from requesters

  • DATA – Enters all required data necessary for tracking amendments and disclosures within a software application and/or Excel. Use of electronic medical records and supporting applications to retrieve necessary data for disclosures is required

  • RECORDS - Create and maintain daily records of work performed

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE - Responds to additional service or special requests in a timely manner; ensures customer issues are appropriately resolved; demonstrate positive customer relations. Assists patients and families in completing required forms, locating documents, and referring them to the appropriate services and resources. Processes urgent provider requests for protected health information in order to continue patient care

  • COMMUNICATION – Answers all front desk calls and assist in providing coverage for walk-in patients and customers. Provides requestors with authorization forms and ensures proper completion of authorizations are present prior to release of protected health information (PHI)

  • CONFIDENTIALITY – Maintains medical records confidentiality and legal requirements

  • EDUCATION – Assists with guidance to staff in required HIM Tech duties to include prepping/scanning/QA/validation, quality checking, validation, chart analysis, transcription management, release of information, performing pends, merging medical record numbers, completing amendments and preparing notifications to providers for incomplete/delinquent records

  • COMMITTEES - Leads the Date Integrity and Chart Correction Committee

  • POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Ensures institutional policies and procedures for administration and maintenance of medical records are adhered to

  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • Education Requirements:
  • Associate's Degree in related discipline

  • Experience Requirements:
  • 2 years health care experience

  • Education Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements - Preferred:
  • RHIA or RHIT

  • Professional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit:
  • RHIA or RHIT

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • No or min hazard, physical risk, office environment
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