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|HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN|
|Facility:||Erie County Medical Center Corporation|
|Department:||Registry - Trauma|
|Schedule:||Full Time - FT|
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves performing technical activities involved in the analysis, maintenance and completion of various medical records and related statistical and informational reports at the
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Completes medical forms such as death certificates, birth certificates and statistical reports;
Routes requests for medical information and other correspondence to appropriate person;
Assists in compilation and preparation of statistical reports;
Performs coding of diagnostic procedures, daily discharges, ambulatory surgery cases, Emergency Room records and various other clinics;
Performs billing and charging of Evaluation/Management for Emergency Room records;
Verifies spelling of medical terms and ensures that standards established by the Bureau of Vital Statistics, relating to death certificates, are adhered to;
Assists in training lower ranking clerical personnel;
Files reports, charts and other materials;
Types minor records and reports for which skilled typing is not required;
Assists in locating and identifying records and reports;
Responds to requests for information by appropriate individuals.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of medical record keeping procedures; good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; good knowledge of medical terminology; good knowledge of disease process; working knowledge of regulations governing the maintenance of medical records; working knowledge of standard classified nomenclature of diseases; ICD-9-CM, CPT, E/M and Interventional Radiology Coding; ability to maintain a variety of medical records neatly and accurately; ability to follow detailed oral and written instructions; ability to apply coding and indexing systems to medical records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to train others; ability to recognize inconsistencies and omissions in medical records; dependability; tact; confidentiality; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation;
A) Completion of a two (2) year college program or completion of a minimum of 20 semester credit hours with specialization in Medical Record Science or Health Information Technology or closely related specialty; or;
B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of experience in the maintaining of medical records under the direct supervision of a qualified Health Information Administrator, Manager or Billing Specialist, which included the coding and indexing of diseases and operations, preparation of statistics and maintenance of filing systems; or;
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
Active status as a Registered Health Information Technician by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) at time of permanent appointment; or:
Possession of a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) as issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) at time of permanent appointment; or:
Possession of a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coding Associate (CCA) as issued by an authorized accrediting agency at the time of permanent appointment.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.