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HEALTH INFORMATION PROCESSOR 2
MS507     $21,154 - $39,437
Creation Date: 10/29/2007
Change Date: 11/04/2013

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To perform activities related to the processing, analysis, storage, and retrieval of primary and secondary health care records.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Experienced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from a Health Information Processor Supervisor or higher level health information staff member.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May exercise functional supervision over lower level staff.

LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Health and Hospitals, Louisiana Health Care Authority/Acute Care Hospitals, Louisiana State University Medical Centers, Department of Veteran's Affairs, and Department of Corrections.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Health Information Processor 1 by the presence of experienced level duties.

Differs from Health Information Processor 3 by absence of advanced level duties.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Process requests for release of information according to Hospital Policy and with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) guidelines for attorneys, patients, physicians, social agencies, etc.

Coordinates the record retrieval for all unscheduled outpatient clinic visits, inpatient nurse stations, and the emergency room and follows up on records not located for patient care in a timely manner.

Assist physicians and other healthcare workers using knowledge and expertise in health record requirements and policies.

Documents and tracks record deficiencies and updates computerized database.

Reviews, classifies, and maintains health care records by updating patient files, filing, compiling statistics, and identifying and correcting record errors on reports.



 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
One year of experience in the maintenance of medical records.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS:
College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of 15 semester hours for six months of experience.
 
Registration with the American Health Information Management Association (formerly the American Medical Records Association) as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) (formerly ART), a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) (formerly RRA) will substitute for the one year of required experience.
 
NOTE: 
College training will only be credited in 15 semester hour increments.
 

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.