• Health Information Specialist

    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/7/2018 11:37 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-46119
    Category
    Professional
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    ICE CORE HIM Incomplete Records
    Post End Date
    12/22/2018
  • Overview

    The Health Information Specialist – Incomplete Records performs medical record services and manages patient information by analyzing patient data through numerous work queues. The specialist makes decisions regarding the assignment of deficiencies for signatures, missing documentation, and/or dictation to physicians or other health care professionals. The specialist also administers proper analysis and authentication of documentation for compliance with billing requirements, directly affecting the integrity of the patient record.

     

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  

     

    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary:  Negotiable

    Responsibilities

    • Manages patient information and is responsible for the review and analysis of medical records according to the standards of TJC, Arkansas State Health and UAMS guidelines and assigns deficiencies; reviews numerous work queues in the electronic health record to ensure a complete medical record.
    • Reviews and reassigns declined deficiencies as necessary; must understand work-flows, medical record requirements, and integration for multiple medical record systems, including but not limited to, Epic, Horizon Patient Folder (HPF), 3M Dictation/Transcription.
    • Directs communication with the UAMS College of Medicine physicians, department chairs, residency coordinators and Service Line Administrators.
    • Provides training for new physicians in the use of multiple electronic medical record systems and the hospital dictation system and manages the OR Physician Suspension program.
    • Maintains and reviews the Medical Records Clearance work queue on a daily basis, communicates outstanding Epic In Basket folders/messages to providers and managers to prevent incomplete charts/deficiencies and clear for departure from UAMS.
    • Assists providers via phone and in person with any Epic In Basket issues. Builds review queues for outside and internal audits in HPF and Epic Release to Inspector.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management or related field OR an Associate’s Degree in Health Information Management or related field plus 2 years of experience.
    • RHIA or RHIT Certification preferred.

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

     

    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Occasionally
    Sit: Continuously
    Walk: Occasionally
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Near visual acuity
    Hazards: None

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