Health Information Technician 2
State of Ohio - Summit County, OH

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At NBH, services are provided utilizing a culturally competent team approach, which embraces the “Recovery” philosophy of care. Each & every employee is a member of that team. Treating each individual with dignity, & respect for patients, co-workers & others is a requirement of the team effort & a requirement of each employee. The following duties are performed with that understanding. Actuates Admission Data Integrity System in compliance with HCFA, JCAHO, ORYX, Medicaid/Medicare standards & other agency requirements: reviews all PCS Part 1 data for accuracy & completeness & makes corrections as needed, either directly or through Central Office PCS staff; primarily responsible for ICD-9-CM coding & completion of Part 2 data entry after physician completes Criteria for Admission & progress notes; ensures that Axis I-V diagnoses are complete & to the highest specificity according to Nationwide/HCFA standards; in cooperation with social worker, secures any necessary guardian signature on admission & financial forms; acts as diagnostic coding advisor to Admission data entry staff (i.e., Health Information Technician 1). Initiates contact with spouse, other liable relatives, guardian, trustee, attorney & employers as necessary to determine current employment & insurance status: searches & evaluates current records as necessary to determine patient resources; notifies Peer Review Nurse regarding Medicaid or other third party insurance certification. Prepares or directs preparation of charts, monthly & quarterly reports: compiles statistical reports; monitors & corrects daily admission & discharge PCS data & generates a report of corrections made; responsible for compiling monthly monitoring & evaluation reports to determine medical records compliance with standards; completes reports within established time frames.

Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of health information technology or health information administration program offered by technical school or university/college which would qualify applicant for accreditation as registered health information administrator (RHIA) or registered health information technician (RHIT). If curriculum did not include training in pharmacology, applicants must also have 1 course in pharmacology. Completion of 90 hr. national association of practical nurses educational services may be substituted for 1 course in pharmacology.

Major Worker Characteristics:
Knowledge of health information technology or health information administration program; JCAH & Medicare/Medicaid regulations governing medical record keeping; laws governing confidentiality of patient information; medical terminology. Skill in use of typewriter & calculator. Ability to deal with problems involving few variables within familiar context; write routine business letters, evaluations or records following standard procedures; write meaningful, concise & accurate reports; proofread medical records & reports & recognize errors & missing information; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things.

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