HIM Clerk Woman's
The Woman's Hospital of Texas- Houston - Houston, TX

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The HIM Clerk is primarily responsible for retrieving and reconciling medical records and loose documentation from ancillary departments and nursing units. During the initial 4-18 months after migration to HIM Shared Services, the Facility HIM Clerks may also assist with copying or printing medical records. Other duties include entering of unbilled reason codes (URCs) into HPF and MEDITECH, researching and processing accounts assigned to the facility's Horizon Patient Folder (HPF) work queues and timely scanning and indexing of late loose documentation received in the HIM department that exceeds one inch (1") as defined by department.

Duties Include But Are Not Limited To

Duties while paper medical records remain at the facility:
Filing of loose documentation into the paper medical record

Retrieval of paper charts

Filing of paper charts

Assisting physicians with paper chart completion

Ongoing duties:
Retrieves discharged medical records from various nursing units and ancillary departments as defined by department practice

Enters applicable unbilled reason codes (URCs) into HPF and MEDITECH on a daily basis

Assists in reconciling retrieved medical records through use of MEDITECH compiled reports and/or automated reconciliation working closely with patient care units to ensure receipt of all records prior to courier pick up

Places reconciled records in the designated courier bins for the HSC courier to retrieve

Batches, labels and routes loose reports, late charts and/or late documentation to HSC Document Imaging area for scanning according to policy

Scans and indexes loose reports/documents that are identified as critical to coding and prioritizes according to policy

Maintains or exceeds established productivity and quality standards

Requests and returns paper records from off-site storage as applicable

Retrieves and prints medical records from microfilm (as applicable)

Assists in processing accounts in assigned facility HPF work queues/routers

Processes facility specific HIM mail as applicable

Responsible for linking patients with physicians in Meditech in order to promote continuity of care

Supporting the physician suspension process by compiling reports, sending letters, making reminder calls, or maintaining suspension data in Meditech

Educates and provides support to physicians as it relates to record completion in HPF

Assists in setting up external review queues when necessary

Support the completion of physician queries by calling, monitoring and assisting physicians with the HPF application

Post HPF migration may assist with ongoing urgent release of information and walk-in requests

Practices and adheres to the Company's "Code of Conduct" philosophy and' "Mission and Value Statement"

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE

1 year experience in an office environment preferred

Previous experience in the handling of patient health information and/or medical records is strongly preferred

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