Health Information Mgmt. HIM Specialist - Aventura in Aventura, FL at Parallon

Date Posted: 7/31/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary – The HIM Specialist is primarily responsible for assisting the HIM Leader by routinely performing
duties in support of the management of the HPF workflow queues, the resolution of unbilled accounts, and the
processing of physician suspensions. In addition, the HIM Specialist serves as the primary point of contact when
the HIM Leader is unavailable. Primary duties noted below should encompass more than 50% of the workday for
this position title to be used.
Supervisor: Facility HIM Leader
Supervises: None
Primary Duties Include but are not limited to:
 Resolves accounts in one or more assigned HPF work queues (e.g. Cancelled Accounts, Unknown Documents,
Facility HIM, Workflow Trigger and Coding Pend for Queues), which requires research and analysis to
determine the appropriate action to be taken.
 Resolves unbilled accounts which is critical to revenue cycle management; may spend significant time
researching and analyzing while utilizing Meditech and HPF; determining which issues belong to which
department, working with the appropriate department, following up with the department or physician to clear
the accounts, and ensuring the accounts move through the system.
 Assists in resolving accounts in the eRequest queue, which includes, but is not limited to, payment window
accounts, requests for sterilization forms and pre‐certifications.
 May coordinate or be instrumental in the physician suspension process, evaluating if documentation or
circumstances warrant a physician be put on suspension and creating the list of recommended suspensions for
approval. This requires understanding the facility’s guidelines and requirements necessary to trigger
suspension. May oversee other clerks in completing more routine duties related to printing and stuffing
incomplete record status and suspension letters and in making physician calls.
 Provides support to the birth certificate process, if L&D services are available, which requires interacting with
parents, using diplomacy and sensitivity, to obtain accurate information required by the state for birth
certificates and acknowledgment of paternity (AOP) forms. Some states require certification to perform the
duties of a birth certificate clerk.
 Assumes responsibility for the HIM department when HIM leader is unavailable, with the ability to handle the
majority of issues and inquiries that may arise.
 Assists the HIM Leader in gathering statistics for HSC reporting, to include documentation for timeliness of
History and Physicals and Operative Reports.
 Proficient in addressing physician questions, issues and any training needed for the HPF system and providing
training to any external reviewers or HPF users.
 Meets or exceeds established productivity and quality standards.
 Practices and adheres to the Company’s Code of Conduct philosophy and Mission and Value Statement.
Secondary duties as needed (depending upon the size of facility and availability of other
support staff):
 May assist with release of information (ROI) requests, which involves interacting in person or over the phone
with patients and giving instruction/assistance in completing the ROI request process.
 May assist with merging duplicate accounts, which requires research and problem solving to ensure that the
duplicate accounts are one and the same patient and determine which account number to be used.
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 May assist with chart pickup, as time permits, and with reconciling retrieved medical records against patient
discharge lists, ensuring receipt of all records within 24 hours of patient discharge.
 Assists in setting up external review queues when necessary
 Support the completion of physician queries by calling, monitoring and assisting physicians with the HPF
 ay batch, label and route loose reports, late charts/documentation for scanning and may scan and index loose
reports/documents that are critical to coding, prioritizing according to policy.
 May coordinate storage, archival and record retention of unscanned documents and retrieval of medical
records as needed.
 Processes facility specific HIM mail as applicable
 Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
 Adaptability – maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work
environment; able to adapt to change in environment, work structure/processes, or requirements positively
and proficiently. Able to multitask effectively.
 Communications – communicates clearly, proactively, and concisely with all key stakeholders; able to maintain
effectiveness when dealing with difficult situations or people.
 Continuous Improvement – originating action to improve conditions and processes; identifying improvement
opportunities, generating ideas and implementing solutions.
 Customer Focus – ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving force behind decisions and activities;
implementing services and practices that meet the customers and organization’s needs.
 Decisionmaking – identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from
different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for solving problems and taking action.
 Initiating Action – takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; responds quickly and independently, and
takes action that goes beyond the job requirements in order to achieve objectives.
 Planning & Organizing – establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure work is completed
efficiently; prioritizes critical activities and assignments; stays focused and uses time effectively, preventing
irrelevant issues or distractions from interfering.
 Quality Orientation – accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing
concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of
 Proficiency in computer skills and some knowledge of regulatory compliance.
High school graduate or equivalent required
2 years experience in an office or hospital environment preferred. Previous experience in the handling of patient
health information and/or medical records is strongly preferred.
Certificate/License – None
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye‐hand coordination and manual
dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment.
Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.
Responsibilities may require lifting papers or boxes up to 50 lbs with assistance on occasion. May be expected to
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push or pull 50 lbs on occasions. Work is performed in an office environment. Work may be stressful at times.
Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide
staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations.


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