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Medical Records Specialist

Company: Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative Inc
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Corporate Compliance, the Medical Records Specialist is responsible for processing all release of information requests in a timely and efficient manner. As a team member, the Medical Records Specialist compiles and maintains medical records of patients of health care delivery system to document patient condition and treatment by performing the following duties. As a team member, the Medical Records Specialist will demonstrate knowledge and skills to appropriately communicate and interact with the staff, patients, families and visitors of all age groups, while being sensitive to their culture and religious beliefs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and reviews medical records for completeness and accuracy of documentation according to specified standards.
  • Abstracts and codes clinical data such as diseases, operations, procedures, and therapies on medical records according to specified standards.
  • Monitors the completion of medical records in accordance with time standards.
  • Audits incomplete records and prepares reports on delinquencies.
  • Confers with doctors, nurses, and other health personnel to assure complete, current, and accurate medical records.
  • Compiles, maintains, and reviews logs, reports, and statistical records, and researches records to locate health data as requested.
  • Maintains and utilizes a variety of health record indexes and storage and retrieval systems.
  • Operates computer to process, store, and retrieve health information.
  • Assists in the identification of medical records needed for research using both manual and computer indexes.
  • Compile and sort patient information correctly
  • Adhere to scanning information according to established policies and procedures
  • Verify patient health records before scanning information
  • Rearrange materials in the file tab to be sure they are in chronological order
  • Consistent in scanning information correctly
  • Trains clerical staff in medical record processing activities.
  • Prepares input for computerized medical information systems and for processing vital statistics, insurance, and other forms and documents.
  • Date stamp all received documents to be scanned into the patient's chart. Scanning should be completed within 24 hours of stamp date.
  • Gathers patient information by collecting demographic information from a variety of sources; interacting with registration areas and physicians' offices; retrieving information from an automated printer.
  • Maintains record availability by processing charts into the department; using chart mark-off procedures; facilitating chart location activities.
  • Retrieves medical records by following chart-out procedures; documenting reasons charts cannot be retrieved for statistical and follow-up purposes.
  • Keeps health care providers informed by communicating the availability or unavailability of the record.
  • Maintains quality results by following company standards of procedures.
  • Maintains patient confidence by keeping patient records information confidential.
  • Serves and protects the company by adhering to professional standards, company policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in job duties
  • Demonstrate appropriate documentation in the EHR
  • Demonstrate a caring and compassionate attitude toward patients and staff
  • Effectively communicates with the provider
  • Maintains prompt and regular attendance
  • Verify timecard at the end of each pay period
  • Performs related work, as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in management, business, public health or public administration; Master's degree useful but not required
  • At least 6 months of medical record experience required
  • Previous medical office experience or related experience required
  • Excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Demonstrates skills in written and oral communication
  • Ability to comprehend and perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize work and accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to prepare reports and follow-up as necessary
  • Must continuously listen, visualize and have the dexterity and eye-hand coordination
  • Must have a full range of body motion
  • Must frequently sit, reach, use both right and left forearm rotation, walk, stand, kneel and twist

Physical and Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and physical assessment
  • Must occasionally kneel, twist and have the ability to grasp firmly
  • Must lift and carry, push and pull in excess of 50lbs

Keywords: Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative Inc, Hattiesburg , Medical Records Specialist, Other , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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