Responsible for the day to day operations of the Health Information Management Department. Provide direct supervision of and coordination of Coding & Abstracting, File Systems, Data Integrity, Chart Completion and Document Management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Designs, monitors and evaluates the workflow within and between departmental areas, i.ie., Coding/Analysis, Chart Completion, Medical Information
Coordinates activities of staff to ensure optimal and efficient operations which align to projected goals
Functions as the point person and/or technical resource for internal and hospital wide projects as requested
Identifies and proposes solutions to problems underlying the daily crisis both intra and extra-departmentally
Functions as liaison with Human Resources and labor relations relative to union concerns
Oversees accuracy and timeliness in responses to technical and DRG appeal from all agencies
Establishes and maintains open communication with all medical staff, house staff and administration. Assists in suspension process and delinquency rate
Provides direction/support and training to staff and respective areas regarding regulatory changes impacting operations and finance
Recommends and oversees implementation of quality improvement initiatives
Handles emergency issues/crisis and problem solves. Assumes all decision making responsibility as authorized in the absence of the Director
Assists in preparation of budget process
Participates on selected hospital wide committees and Task Forces
Assumes responsibility for maintaining and updating policy and procedure manuals in accordance with statutory, administrative and industry changes
Interviews, hires, trains, counsels, disciplines, evaluates and terminate staff
Maintains confidentiality of all patient records and medical information
Develops and maintains good working relationships with other department personnel supervisors and others
Generates or requests reports from 3M, Soft-Med, EPIC, SPARCS and other applications to ensure compliance and benchmarks are met. Analyze data, report findings and recommend corrective action plans
Performs various other related duties as may be deemed necessary or as maybe directed by immediate director/administrator
Oversees and capable of providing coverage with the Coding/Validation/CDMP areas relative to TRAC, DNFB and clinical Documentation needs which directly or indirectly effective revenue
Perform other duties as assigned
- A.A.S in Health Information Technology or B.S. Health Information Management or equivalent degree in related healthcare field required
- Expert Working knowledge of HIPAA/ PHI and all laws relative to access and release of medical records/PHI (Protected Health Information)
- RHIT with 3 plus years experience in Health Information Management acute care hospital setting required. RHIA with 2 plus years experience in Health Information Management acute care academic hospital setting preferred
- RHIT required, RHIA, CCS preferred
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Mount Sinai Queens is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.
Mount Sinai Queens--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.
Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.
Mount Sinai Medical Center - 18 months ago
Mount Sinai Medical Center