What does a Medical Record Specialist do?
Medical record specialists create, organize, maintain, and analyze records and other documents in a medical environment. They are responsible for ensuring compliance with mandated standards and guidelines, while also protecting the security and privacy of patient information. They forward documents to coders for review and coding. They provide support to other departments or staff members in accessing and retrieving needed files.
Medical record specialists typically have at least an associate degree in medical records technology, health information management, or a related field. They commonly have a background as a medical clerk or administrative assistant. Data entry skills and proficiency with records management programs is expected. These roles require careful attention to detail and extensive knowledge of medical procedures and terminology. An understanding of HIPAA regulations is also needed.
- Prioritize and implement change control to all assigned systems and modules.
- Coordinate the development of reports, queries, forms and screens to meet process and information needs of users.
- Process incoming and outgoing mail on a daily basis.
- Manage the work of others and assure tasks are completed on time.
- Configure, modify, test, implements maintain and support applications software.
- Transcribe and type reports for physicians as necessary.
- May require participation in a rotating on-call schedule.
- Responsible for providing primary support and contact for each application.
- Assist in managing system upgrades and other small projects.
- Work hand-in-hand with other Epic Application Coordinators, project managers, Trainers, and respective Application Managers.
- Perform and assist other team members in the analysis, design, configuration, testing and maintenance functions.
- Frequently serve as a liaison between Infrastructure and/or vendor technical contacts.
- Ensure all requests are properly entered in Epic to ensure timely processing and tracking.
- Accurately check processes and tasks and ensure data integrity for assigned applications, testing to ensure new code does not impact previous version.
- Communicate and assist with training needs to co-workers and department staff as needed.
- Ability to serve as a liaison between end users, third parties, and Epic implementation staff.
- Assist with the assignment and pricing of unlisted codes, and audit related appeals.
- Interact with all level of management, and cross-functional departments.
- Maintain accurate input and update of chart deficiencies into the computer system
- Assist product teams in development of design and required documentation.
- Define user requirements for complex systems and educate customers on application functionality and limitations.
- Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in business, business administration, computer science or information sciences, or equivalent experience.
- Experience with business process analysis and systems development.
- Experience with SQL, JAVA, SQL Server, C, Linux, CPQ and PLM software and systems.
- Familiar with business process analysis and frameworks.
- Comfortable working with enterprise resource planning and unit testing.
- A critical thinker and problem solver.
- EPIC certification.
- Able to develop systems and run unit testing.
How much does a Medical Record Specialist make?
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