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171130
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCESSOR 3
MS509     $26,520 - $49,920
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:
Advanced.

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 a Health Information Processor 2 by the presence of advanced level work.

Differs from a Health Information Processor Supervisor by absence of responsibility for direct supervision of Health Information Processors 1-3 or lower level staff.

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

Evaluates and analyzes health records to determine compliance with requirements mandated by Hospital Bylaws and Rules and Regulations and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Work closely with Utilization Review, Case Management, Quality Management, and Infection Control in reviewing records for specific data.

Reconciling reports transcribed with reports dictated; distributing reports per department requests; editing documents as necessary; contacting physicians regarding dictation; identifying errors in physician dictation (incorrect work types, medical records numbers, etc.) and reports to assigned staff.

Perform tasks with thorough knowledge and compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), patient safety standards, and customer service policies.

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

Responds to inquiries regarding the release of medical information and communicates effectively with attorneys, patients, physicians, and visitors concerning the release of health care information.

Prepare reports of the number of physicians' incomplete records for designated medical and administrative staff.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Two years 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 one year of the 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.