HIM Clerk for LewisGale Hospital Montgomery Full Time in Blacksburg at Parallon

Date Posted: 10/31/2018

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Health Information Management Clerk – LewisGale Hospital Montgomery – Full Time
 
Monday thru Friday 9am - 5:30pm, minimal weekend and holiday coverage required.
 
Parallon is an affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA Holdings, Inc.) and is a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services. Parallon supports healthcare providers in the area of revenue cycle (billing, collections, denial management), technology, patient registration, insurance verification and health information management.
 
Job Summary
 
The Health Information Management Clerk is responsible for retrieving and reconciling medical records and loose documentation from ancillary departments and nursing units. Other duties may include routine data entry of unbilled reason codes (URCs), timely scanning and indexing of late loose documentation, assisting with release of information (ROI) requests, answering phones, processing accounts assigned to the  facility’s Horizon Patient Folder (HPF)/ McKesson Patient Folder (MPF) work queues and processing HIM mail. This position may work a day or night shift, and may work with limited supervision, depending upon the staffing needs of the facility HIM department.
 
Duties (including but not limited to)
  • Retrieves discharged medical records from various nursing units and ancillary departments through the hospital and reconciles them using MEDITECH compiled reports and/or automated reconciliation to ensure that all records are accounted for and ready by the deadline for daily pickup by the courier.
  • Places reconciled records in the designated courier bins for the HSC courier to retrieve and deliver to HSC Document Imaging.
  • Batches, labels and routes loose reports, late charts and/or late documentation to HSC Document Imaging.
  • Scans and indexes loose reports/documents that are identified as critical to coding and prioritize them according to policy.
  • May perform routine data entry to assist in updating applicable unbilled reason codes (URCs) into appropriate systems (HPF/MPF, MEDITECH, Reconciliation Tool) if chart not received/reconciled within established timeframes.
  • Coordinates the retrieval and printing of medical records from storage, as well as the storage, archival and record retention of documents and/or other Alternate Media that cannot be scanned into HPF to include monitor strips (e.g. fetal monitor strips, EKGs, etc.).
  • Assists customers with ROI requests, ensuring the validity and authorization of the request, routing to CIOX , and processing urgent requests on a limited basis
  • May assist with the physician suspension process by printing, stuffing and sending out notice letters when directed, making reminder calls, or recording suspension data in MEDITECH.
  • Processes facility specific HIM mail as applicable.
  • May assist with physician questions related to HPF and the physician portal or other issues that may arise.

Education
 
High school diploma or equivalent required
 
Experience
  • 1 year experience in an office or hospital environment preferred.
  • Previous experience in the handling of patient health information and/or medical records is strongly preferred.

We offer free parking, training support, competitive salary and excellent benefits to include several insurance package options for Medical, Dental and Vision; Paid Time Off for vacation, sick leave and holidays, Employer-paid Short Term Disability, Company matching 401K and more!

Parallon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), minority/ female/ veteran/ disabled, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, and competitive compensation.
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