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Assistant Coordinator of Healthcare Information/Records

Location: Mobile, Alabama
Work Setting: Behavioral/Mental Health
Job Function:
HIM Specialist
Job Type:


AltaPointe Health is Alabama’s largest and most comprehensive health and human services organization and psychiatric hospital system. We are the second largest in the southeastern US serving Mobile, Baldwin, and Washington counties in south Alabama and Clay, Coosa, Randolph, and Talladega counties to the north.

Individuals in need of mental health, intellectual disability and addiction services face many challenges in their everyday lives. Receiving quality care and assistance in achieving better health and recovery should not be an added obstacle for them. At AltaPointe, our professionals work diligently to help our patients conquer challenges and overcome barriers that may hamper them from recovering.

AltaPointe has been and continues to be the catalyst in transforming mental health into the mainstream of integrated healthcare in our region. We collaborate with educational, law enforcement and other healthcare and community-based mental health partners to create more services and make them more available and accessible to those who need them the most.

Tuerk Schlesinger, AltaPointe CEO

To make this possible, AltaPointe has recruited the brightest professional, medical, and leadership staff with state-of-the-art technology, adherence to the highest clinical standards of care and sound business principles. As a result, the people we serve receive the highest quality care in a seamless continuum of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings.

AltaPointe adheres to the highest clinical standards of care and sound business principles as exhibited by our professional and medical credentials. The Joint Commission accredits AltaPointe. In addition, our outpatient and residential services are certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health, and the Alabama Department of Public Health licenses our two psychiatric hospitals.

Wherever possible, AltaPointe utilizes evidence-based practices in clinical care such as those endorsed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, SAMHSA, and The National Council for Behavioral Health.

AltaPointe staff members Our administrative, clinical and medical teams are committed to expanding services to meet community needs that improve the quality of life for everyone we serve.


AltaPointe’s medical staff members include 19 psychiatrists, 14 psychiatric certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNP),20 psychiatric residents and fellows, two primary care physicians, one primary care certified registered nurse practitioner. We also employ more than 450 licensed and certified behavioral and clinical healthcare professionals who provide the highest quality services.

Today, AltaPointe employs a total of 1,524 clinical and non-clinical staff members who serve approximately 34,000 children, adolescents, and adults annually.

Job Description

Primary Care

Health information control

Works directly under the direction of the Assistant Director of Health Information and/or Vice President of Administration. 
Responsible for the organization, coordination, and maintenance of all health information systems through the primary care continuum. 
Remains abreast of laws concerning health information and privacy regulations and updates HIM team and supervisors accordingly. 
Works with all organizational staff involved with any aspect of release of protected health information to ensure full coordination and cooperation under the organization’s policies and procedures and legal requirements.
Cooperates with the Office of Civil Rights, other legal entities, and organization officers in any compliance reviews or investigations.
Ensures medical record audits are completed appropriately throughout all programs and reported out on a monthly basis.
Effectively coordinates activities of dictation and transcription, when necessary.
Works closely with Finance and Accounting to ensure revenue cycle is not interrupted by coding and/or delayed record completion. 
Oversees the administrative review function to ensure we are meeting DMH standards. 
Provides training to AHS staff when needed on updates to policies and procedure changes. 

Forms control

Coordinates medical record documentation forms and procedures which facilitate documentation and eliminate content duplication.
Works in concert with IS Department.

Supervision and consultation

Informs Assistant Director of Health Information of all issues within the AHS Medical Record’s Department.
Seeks supervision and consultation as needed.
Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement.
Actively works to enhance skills.

Knowledge in specialties, outlined below, to be attained within six (6) months of employment.

Knowledge of the functions related to planning, organizing, controlling, and evaluating health information services
Knowledge of health information and electronic medical records systems
Knowledge of the definition and application of techniques necessary to assure adequate documentation of behavioral healthcare services
Knowledge of the application of legal principles, policies, regulations and standards for the control and use of health information
Knowledge of ICD-9 and DSM-IV-TR
Knowledge of Alabama Department of Mental Health (DMH), Joint Commission (JC), and Medicaid and Medicare standards
Knowledge of HIPAA regulations

Required Qualifications

RHIT Certification
2 years of experience in managing HIM Functions

Preferred Qualifications

RHIA Certification Preferred
Coding Credentials (CCS, CCS-P, CPC) Preferred

Education Qualifications

Associates degree or higher in related field

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Posted: June 11, 2021 at 11:52 AM
Post ID: 61255

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