This position leads and directs all health information management functions, services and systems for a medical facility(s), and is responsible for the achievement of the business unit(s) goals in targeted unbilled accounts receivable, designated quality outcomes in coding, transcription services, records and electronic records system usage and maintenance, and facility(s) Health Information Privacy and Portability Act compliance. Responsible for successfully managing the operational and administrative activities of Health Information Management Services (HIMS).
Plans work processes, process improvements and the use of new technology for the facility(s) health information management. Conducts analysis of key processes, HIMS and clinical staff usage of records systems and customer satisfaction. Member of both the facility leadership team and the company HIMS and Care Transformation leadership teams in conducting strategic planning. Works with information technology internal staff and vendors to develop and manage information systems, database applications and reporting functions.
Directs the operations of the facility(s), deficiency management and record completions, release of information, electronic medical records database management, record processes and privacy protection.
Acts as the facility(s) subject matter expert for electronic medical records functional usage and records requirements. Monitors the compliance of physicians and clinical staff with electronic medical records and health information management system required processes; takes corrective action as necessary. Continually builds and maintains a complete understanding of hospital system software and database systems as they relate to hospital billing and HIMS functions that result in efficient and effective processes and produce desirable outcomes such as reduced unbilled accounts receivable. Provide administrative direction and implementation of interfacing departmental programs.
Ensures implementation of Health Information Management policies and procedures that create compliance with federal, state and local regulatory guidelines and minimize risk regarding the companys assets and interests. Provide policy and procedural updates and education for facility staff. Serves as the facility leader for Health Information Portability and Accountability Act mandates, initiates/coordinates Patient Privacy Event processes of investigation, follow up, documentation and reporting.
Analyzes coding processes and results; works with facility leaders to develop and manage work processes that expedite the speed and correctness of patient billing. Plays a key role in the realization of facility and system cash goals by developing processes, researching issues, educating staff, and creating facility goals and measures with the management of the facility and system revenue cycle. Supports the development, preparation, maintenance and adherence to annual departmental budgets. Monitors the department schedule to insure appropriate staffing levels at all times, while remaining within budget guidelines. May prepare business plan(s) for capital requests for major expenditures.
Directs the selection, training and performance management of Health Information Management Services staff. Provides leadership, goal identification and methodologies by which staff may achieve competencies and in a timely manner and targeted quality of service. Motivates the staff to provide the highest level of service and performance, and maintains on-going positive communications with patients, staff, physicians and other third parties to provide information or resolve issues. Provides for skills development and leadership development of staff.
This position serves as Custodian of Medical Records for facility. Gives depositions and represents the company in court proceedings as required by subpoenas and court orders. Works with Risk Management and Counsel to provide timely response in litigated matters, and to ensure adherence to judicial proceedings (i.e.: subpoenas, depositions, court orders, search warrants).
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
High School Diploma or GED.Must have fully or partially completed the educational requirements toward accreditation with the American Health Information Management Association.
Must possess 5 + plus years of relevant experience in HIMS. Must possess 1 2 years of leadership experience. Requires demonstrated leadership skills and a proficiency level with records management and regulatory requirements in the health information management services environment.
Associate's degree is preferred. Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification in an active status with American Health Information Management Association is strongly preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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