nThrive

2nd Shift HIM Tech II

Job ID
2017-20388
Employment Type
full-time
Chillicothe
Hours Per Week
40
OH

Overview

Under direct supervision, the HIM Technician II performs various clerical HIM functions. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to all Tech I responsibilities in addition to advanced / comprehensive prep/scan, basic analysis, assisting with transcription processing, basic release of information (ROI), filing, data entry, answering phone calls, and assisting visitors and physicians. A minimum of 95% accuracy is expected for all tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Masters all job accountabilities outlined in Tech I
  • Compiles, verifies, types, and files medical records.
  • Reviews medical records for completeness, and prepares records for scanning into system.
  • Coordinates analysis of records.
  • Indexes all scanned records. Reviews scanned documents for accuracy, legibility, and appropriate identification.
  • Responsible for the integrity and quality of the documents that are scanned into the document management system, tracking of unidentified documents, re-scanning documents, assigning document types to unknown documents.
  • Ensures that all discharged records are received from the units for document imaging. Performs follow up of missing documents and verification that all charts have been received and scanned.
  • Maintains log of activities. Continuously meets all turnaround times as requested. Meets or exceeds productivity standards.
  • Performs simple machine cleaning. Responsible for document imaging equipment maintenance prior to shift/use and maintains equipment cleaning log as required. Generates help desk ticket when needed.
  • Assists visitors and physicians, and answers phone as needed.
  • Assists with the transcription processing function as needed.
  • Serves as an information resource by responding to requests for general and medical information received via phone, e-mail, fax, or in person.
  • Operates computer to enter and retrieve data.
  • Prepares and distributes all requested reports.
  • Coordinates completion and filing of certificates of live birth, death, paternity agreements, and other associated documentation in accordance with state public health rules and regulations.
  • Enters Release of Information (ROI) requests, ensuring all basic ROI requests are processed accurately, timely and consistently in the PHI Tracking System.
  • Completes “STAT” chart requests within required time frames.
  • Accepts subpoenas after verifying validity.
  • Responsible for accurately scanning authorizations, subpoenas, request into the system.
  • Updates the HIM chart tracking system as needed. 
  • Ensures all documentation is accurate and in the appropriate format to meet Joint Commission accreditation or DNV standards.
  • Reviews the integrity of the Master Patient Index (MPI) to provide an accurate database, ensure each patient and number is uniquely and correctly identified.
  • Combines patient records that are duplicated; pull and combine chart to merge the physical record.
  • Handles all incoming calls regarding registration issues due to duplicate or incorrect number assignment.
  • Monitors and reports quality and quantity of work performed.
  • Responsible for cross training peers.
  • Assists the HIM Department and various work units during times of staff shortage or high volumes
  • Maintains strict physician and patient confidentiality
  • Follows all federal, state, industry, and hospital guidelines for release of information.
  • Supports Precyse's Compliance Program by demonstrating adherence to all relevant compliance policies and procedures as evidenced by in-service attendance and daily practice; notifying management when there is a compliance concern or incident; demonstrating knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations as evidenced by appropriate handling of patient information; promoting confidentiality and using discretion when handling patient information.
  • Reviews materials, complete all required client/Precyse policy training documents and passes required tests.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or GED required.
  • Minimum one year of previous HIM or equivalent experience or education required with demonstrated successful completion of job accountabilities of Tech 1 for six months.
  • Experience with hospital HIM computer systems a plus.
  • Minimum one year of previous office clerical or administrative experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology a plus.
  • Strong computer knowledge including MS Office (Outlook, Word).
  • RHIT/RHIA Certification is a plus.

About nThrive

nThrive is the leader in providing end-to-end revenue cycle services, technology and education solutions. Previously known as MedAssets, Precyse, Equation and Adreima, each formerly a leader in its own right, we’ve combined our talents and capabilities into a single enterprise. At nThrive, we are people who are passionate about empowering health care for every one in every community. We work together to transform financial and operational performance, enabling health care organizations to thrive.
 
nThrive is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, veteran status, disability, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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