HIM Specialist Per DIem - CGH - Gold Beach
Daily collection of all hospital generated medical records post discharge. Review for accuracy & completeness and ensures the health record is directed to proper channels for compliance. Assigns chart to appropriate locations for completion, charge entry & coding. Will monitor record locations to assure Providers are charting within a timely manner. Responsible for all Health Network’s Release of Information (ROI). Provides patients, providers and 3rd parties with requested health record information demonstrating professionalism using excellent customer service skills while following Network & HIPAA guidelines. Charging for ROI according to Network Policy. This position is also responsible for electronic capture of paper health records following Network policies to ensure patients health records are appropriately captured and retrievable in the EMR system.
●Daily collection of all paper records post discharge & electronic capture: this function is performed each weekday and is completed by end of shift to allow timely retrieval in the EMR.
●Review of each health record to ensure accuracy & completion: this function requires attention to detail to evaluate for any deficiencies.
●Monitors incomplete records, communicates with providers & encourages timely completion: this function requires the ability to communicate with providers and clinical staff in a professional manner, education to staff on health record requirements and encouragement of staff & providers to adhere to compliance.
●Timely ROI completion & availability: this function requires constant availability to the HIM phone line & patients who present to the lobby for records. Fax & mail requests are completed on a priority basis with STAT requests as priority, provider requests secondary, patient request tertiary and 3rd party requestors as least. All requests are completed within 7 days.
●Monitors the Fax Communications Log: this function is necessary in ensuring that all fax communications from the HIM department are successful. This is monitored multiple times daily.
●Successful & accurate electronic capture of health records: this function requires adherence to Network policy to accurately capture health records to where they are retrievable in the appropriate system image titles & EMR locations.
●Follows Network Policy’s and HIPAA Guidelines in protecting PHI: this function is essential in ensuring CHN is compliant in keeping patient records confidential.
●Performs other duties as assigned or requested by the Medical Records Manager to support the overall needs of the department, and in accordance with Curry Health Network’s Mission, Vision and Shared Values.
Minimum Education & Experience:
●A High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.
●Previous experience working with Medical Records or in healthcare preferred.
●Previous experience working in an office setting preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
●Prior experience using a personal computer, multiline telephone, fax machine and document scanner is required.
●Must be able to type at least 35 words per minute.
●Must demonstrate a proven ability to multitask with attention to detail.
●Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills.
●Must have knowledge and demonstrate an understanding of HIPAA privacy laws and rules and the importance they play when working in healthcare.
Curry Health Network (a dba of Curry Health District) is comprised of a hospital and several medical clinics located on the southern Oregon coast. Curry Health Network is an Oregon special health district, a form of local government and municipal corporation that has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, and as such, has the exemptions and rights that such status affords.
Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, a critical access hospital and the sole hospital in Curry County, is your community hospital and Curry Medical Practice offers primary and specialty care and is located within the hospital. Curry Medical Center in Brookings offers primary, specialty and same day care services in addition to 24/7 emergency department services. Primary care services are also available at Curry Family Medical, our medical clinic which serves Port Orford. Curry Health Network is committed to providing high quality health care with service excellence, close to home.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Curry Health Network shall not discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment or financial programs on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.
Position Type : Pool/PRN/Per Diem
Shift : Day
Ref Code: 57015G