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Medical Record Administration Specialist

Medical Record Administration Specialist
Role Summary Medical Record Administration Specialist is broadly responsible for planning, implementing and supervising hospital or medical center’s medical record system that is consistent with internal requirements and applicable rules and regulations.
Responsibilities Being the custodian of medical record data center, Medical Record Administration Specialist may be required to:
  • Plan, develop, and administer health information system for his/her health care facility consistent with standards of accrediting and regulatory agencies and requirements of health care system
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for documenting, storing, and retrieving information, and for processing medical-legal documents, insurance data, and correspondence requests, in conformance with federal, state, and local statutes.
  • Supervise staff, directly or through subordinates, in preparing and analyzing medical documents.
  • Participate in development and design of computer software for computerized health information system
  • Coordinate medical care evaluation with medical staff and develop criteria and methods for such evaluation.
  • Develop in-service educational materials and conduct instructional programs for health care personnel.
  • Analyze patient data for reimbursement, facility planning, quality of patient care, risk management, utilization management, and research.
  • Manage medical records department and be known as the ‘custodian’ of medical records.
  • Monitor non-electronic medical record files and reports for file security, confidentiality and standardization.
Performance Appraisal Medical Record Administration Specialist’s performance is evaluated against:
  • Medical data center’s conformity with internal HIPAA’s requirements for safety and security of clinical data
  • Impact of clinical data on clinical efficiency
  • Impact of clinical data on coding efficiency
  • Percentage increase or decrease of medical bill reimbursements
Salary The median salary for a Medical Records Administration Specialist in U.S. is currently $68,192 (figure is based on reliable industry sources); the figure may vary depending upon hospital’s size, location and professional expertise.
Qualifications
  • To be recognized as a Medical Record Administration Specialist, one needs to be a certified Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Technician (RHIT) and a certified coder credentialed by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (CPC).
  • It is always nice to have some valid experience in a hospital or clinical setting, with emphasis on medical records coding policies and procedures and automated records coding systems
Other skills intrinsic to the job are:
  • Ability to train the staff members and know how to conduct them
  • Engage in effective and harmonious work relationships with other legal and professional staffs as well as his peers and the general public
  • Being conversant with data-specific computer and other applications
  • Responding to evolving standards in healthcare data management
Work Environment and Outlook
  • Medical Record Administration Specialists are generally required to work full-time; they may even be asked to stretch into evening or night shifts if hospitals or physicians’ offices happen to operate 24 hours a day.
     
  • Growth in opportunities is likely to be positive; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects a 21 percentage increase by 2020.
     
  • With care providers obligated to conduct their medical data centers in congruence with HIPAA norms, qualified professionals will continue to lucrative career opportunities.
 
Medical Record Administration Specialists are encouraged to post their details with us to access the best opportunities across all US states and varied specialties.
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