The HIM Specialist plays an integral part in the retrieval, preparation, scanning, analysis and maintenance of medical records to ensure timely availability for continuity of patient care, coding and reimbursement activities, physician chart completion, and permanent record storage and retrieval. This position ensures that medical records are maintained in accordance with Medical Staff Rules and Regulations, state and Federal guidelines, and JC accrediting standards. All work will be carried out in accordance with the Health Information Management department and Tower Health approved policies and procedures. The HIM Specialist must comply with all internal/external requests for patient medical record information to include requests made by patients, physician offices or hospitals and other outside entities for continuity of care while adhering to all Tower Health and HIM departmental policies, State and Federal regulations specific to appropriate Release of Information to outside entities.
The HIM specialist will be responsible for medical record processing to include, but not limited to, retrieval, reconciliation, prepping, scanning, indexing and quality control. Additional responsibilities will include analysis, appropriate release of medical records and all other operational functions related to the processing, management, security and protection of the hospital medical record.
High school Diploma/ GED required. Previous experience in an acute health care facility medical records department/or previous experience with a hospital EMR is preferred. Medical terminology, computer and office equipment skills required. Must be able to multitask, learn all office functions and assist where ever needed. Must possess relevant experience in clerical duties sufficient for individual development to the level of independent functioning with minimal direction to include excellent oral and written communication skills.