Medical Records Specialist

Job ID: J132317
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Canonsburg, PA, United States
Facility: Canonsburg Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Dec 7, 2018

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Analyze medical records to identify deficiencies for completion by the physician or professional staff. Account for discharges, organizes documents, performs scanning activities. Performs quality checks to ensure all scanning is performed according to procedure. Assist physicians, patients, Health Center departments and outside agencies with request for health information. Performs release of patient information according to legislative requirements and policy and procedures.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze medical records to identify documentation deficiencies to the responsible health care provider and enters the deficiencies into the deficiency management system. Performs the suspension notification process. (30%)
  • Performs re-analysis of medical records after health care providers complete the records, reviews and updates the deficiency management system. (15%)
  • Performs final analysis of medical records after all health care providrs complete the records. (15%)
  • Act as an expert resource for physicians for questions regarding medical record documentation and assists in completion of records. (15%)
  • Assist with Reconciliation, Prepping, Scanning and Indexing in accordance with procedure. (15%)
  • Provide reception and processing of request for all information for all chart requests. (5%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required. (5%)

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum

  • Certificate or degree from college or technical school or 6 to 12 months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1 year experience within HIM preferred and cross trained in two of the following functions: deficiency analysis, electronic medical record, data integrity functions, transcription outsourced duties, suspension process, performs QA on deficiency management process, data entry and/or perform system testing.
  • Requires critical thinking, decisive judgment.
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic ever changing environment and take appropriate action.
  • Must interact effectively with all levels of hospital management and medical staff.
  • Identifies, defines and resolves problems.

Compliance Requirement: As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.  
 
Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements. 
 

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