Job Summary The Health Information Management Clerk is responsible for retrieving and reconciling medical records and loose documentation from ancillary departments and nursing units. Other duties may include routine data entry of unbilled reason codes (URCs), timely scanning and indexing of late loose documentation, assisting with release of information (ROI) requests, answering phones, processing accounts assigned to the facility's Horizon Patient Folder (HPF) work queues and processing HIM mail. This position may work a day or night shift, and may work with limited supervision, depending upon the staffing needs of the facility HIM department.
Duties Include but are not limited to:
. Retrieves discharged medical records from various nursing units and ancillary departments through the hospital and reconciles them using MEDITECH compiled reports and/or automated reconciliation to ensure that all records are accounted for and ready by the deadline for daily pickup by the courier.
. Places reconciled records in the designated courier bins for the HSC courier to retrieve and deliver to HSC Document Imaging.
. Batches, labels and routes loose reports, late charts and/or late documentation to HSC Document Imaging.
. Scans and indexes loose reports/documents that are identified as critical to coding and prioritize them according to policy.
. May perform routine data entry to assist in updating applicable unbilled reason codes (URCs) into appropriate systems (HPF, MEDITECH, Reconciliation Tool) if chart not received/reconciled within established timeframes.
. Coordinates the retrieval and printing of medical records from storage, as well as the storage, archival and record retention of documents and/or other Alternate Media that cannot be scanned into HPF to include monitor strips (e.g. fetal monitor strips, EKGs, etc.).
. Assists customers with ROI requests, ensuring the validity and authorization of the request, routing toCIOX, and processing urgent requests on a limited basis
. May assist with the physician suspension process by printing, stuffing and sending out notice letters when directed, making reminder calls, or recording suspension data in MEDITECH.
. Processes facility specific HIM mail as applicable.
. May assist with physician questions related to HPF and the physician portal or other issues that may arise.
. Maintains or exceeds established productivity and quality standards.
. Practices and adheres to the Company's Code of Conduct philosophy and Mission and Value statement.
. Other duties as assigned.
. 1 year experience in an office or hospital environment preferred. Previous experience in the handling of patient health information and/or medical records is strongly preferred.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment.
Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Responsibilities may require lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds with assistance on occasion. May be expected to push or pull 50 pounds on occasions.
Work is performed in an office environment. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations.