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Health Information Technician
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Work Setting: Behavioral/Mental Health, Long Term Care
Job Function: Coder, HIM Specialist, Release of Information Specialist
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: 18.89-21.74
Responsible for providing secretarial support to providers and clients; Responsible for applying appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes for data retrieval and proper reimbursement, responsible for release of protected health information according to confidentiality laws, performs medical record scanning and filing; and qualitative and quantitative analysis of outpatient charts.
Provides secretarial support to doctors, supervisors, therapists, case managers, and clients.
Releases client information from medical records in a timely manner when proper authorization for release of information is received or without client authorization when statutory exceptions apply.
Completes Record Certification of medical records for court hearings as record custodian.
Requests client information from other facilities following proper procedure.
Documents all release of client information according to established standards.
Assigns diagnostic and procedural codes according to current classification system. Queries physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear for coding purposes.
Composes and completes requested forms and type letters; independently compiles data and prepares various reports from general requests for information and proper authorizations for release of information.
Transcribes dictation or correspondence, memoranda, reports and other materials of a fairly complex medical nature, typing from rough draft copy or dictating equipment.
Answers inquiries regarding departmental policies, regulations and services, and refers inquiries to the proper individual.
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of charts and provider caseloads (open, close, transfer cases).
Opens, closes, maintains, files and scans outpatient charts in the electronic medical record.
Responsible for data entry and compiling reports from various computer systems.
Maintains indices for chart tracking.
Schedules appointments as instructed; enters appointments into computer data base.
Opens, sorts, dates and distributes mail; prepares articles for mailing. Receives payments, issues receipts, accounts for monies handled.
Prepares office for business and closes office.
Cross-trained to provide coverage for other clerical and health information management staff.
Education and Experience:
Graduate of Health Information Technician course; have one of the following: RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC certification; medical record experience, with emphasis on Coding and Release of Information; strong background in medical terminology, and computer data entry helpful; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications:
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification; or
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification; or
Coding Certification, such as CCS, CCS-P, CPC.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of general office procedures.
Knowledge of business English, spelling and simple bookkeeping.
Knowledge of medical, psychiatric and legal terminology.
Knowledge of and ability to utilize a computer and the required software.
Ability to type at a minimum rate of 50 net words per minute.
Ability to transcribe fairly complex machine dictation and hand-written materials.
Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to accept responsibility and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and the public.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to work the required hours of the position.
Lifting 30 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
Intermittent sitting, standing and walking.
Using hand(s)/feet for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling, and operating controls.
Occasional bending, twisting, squatting, climbing and reaching.
Communicating orally in a clear manner.
Distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes.
Distinguishing people or objects at varied distances under a variety of light conditions.
Excellent benefits package including health/dental/vision/life insurance, as well as generous paid time off and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.
Posted: September 27, 2023 at 1:05 PM
Post ID: 81367