Affinia Healthcare
  • 21-Sep-2018 to 20-Nov-2018 (CST)
  • Administrative
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending, 403b, LTD, STD, Paid Time Off, 10 paid holidays


POSITION SUMMARY: The Health Information Technician is responsible for maintaining and securing health information in an electronic system; ensuring that patient medical records are scanned and made available timely and accurately; comply with standards, rules, regulations as defined by state, federal, HIPAA and governing regulators;  and processes requests for release of information (ROI).

Education: High School graduate or equivalent.  Additional coursework in health care field required.  Courses in anatomy and medical terminology helpful.

 Experience: 

  • Two (2) years previous experience in Health Information Management required.
  • Two (2) years customer service experience required.
  • One (1) year Electronic Health Record experience preferred.

 Skills and Abilities

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
  • Excellent customer relations skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including the use of word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and internet
  • Knowledge of legal medical record requirements, medical record forms and content.
  • Ability to understand medical terminology
  • Accurate keyboard skills (min. 30 wpm);
  • Ability to use peripheral equipment such as printers, fax machine, photocopier and scanner;
  • Ability to focus on details, and multi-task in fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

 License(s)/Certification(s) Required: None. Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred.

 Essential Functions

  • Utilize multiple electronic health care systems to manage health information.
  • Provide authorized individuals with timely access to patient information without compromising the security of patient records.
  • Accepts and processes authorizations for patient medical information according to HIPAA regulations.
  • Accepts subpoenas and other legal documents and processes according to HIPAA and organization policies.
  • Maintains and operate a variety of health record indexes and storage and retrieval systems to collect, classify, store and analyze information.
  • Ensure all health information is properly scanned.
  • Faxes medical information to other medical facilities for continuing care.
  • Answers and/or addresses requests for information, i.e., immunization records, physical forms, etc. 
  • Creates and maintains the Monthly Medical Record Invoice Report.
  • Communicates with external contacts to obtain medical records for clinic and ancillary services.
  • Purges medical records and file maintenance in offsite storage facility's software.
  • Assists with audits and research
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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