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Medical Records Technician - (35190)

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Medical Records Technician - (35190)

Facility Name
North Star Behavioral Health
ANCHORAGE, AK 99508 US (Primary)
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Job Description

The Medical Records Technician coordinates the maintenance of medical record files (acute, residential, and outpatient), provides telephone and reception coverage for the Health Information Services (HIS) Department, coordinates processing of discharge and active charts, maintains accurate computerized databases, medical transcription and decrypting, processes daily census reports, handles Release of Information (ROI)  requests, and other duties to assist in the efficient functioning of the HIS Department. The Medical Records Technician:

  • Abides by the system’s policies and procedures, State and Federal regulations, and HIPAA guidelines while processing patient’s ROI requests.
  • Enters and maintains computerized deficiency system and prints weekly reports; analyzes each record, tags and untags deficiencies.
  • Assembles charges upon discharge for retrospective and discharge processing; copies records for Retro-Insurance Reviews.
  • Analyzes each discharged record, tags and untags deficiencies ensuring compliance with all applicable policies.
  • Assists in verification of billing ICD-9 codes as needed.
  • Retrieves records for direct caregivers to complete or review; purges records as necessary.
  • Prints records from microfilm
  • Ensures records are filed in appropriate slots/order.
  • Decrypts, corrects, and prints transcribed reports, tags reports with appropriate physician’s tag, and places in appropriate medical record.
  • Provides release of information assistance as needed; forwards referral data to next provider; maintains computerized tracking system of all requests processed.
  • Proactively addresses any problems that may jeopardize patient care.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of departmental supplies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Must have a HS diploma or equivalent; some college coursework, CPC credentials, and one year experience working in medical records or experience with coding is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Must be able to perform assignments with minimal supervision; work successfully under highly stressful conditions; make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles; adapt to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis; have effective comprehensive reading skills; have strong communication skills (written and verbal); and have a working knowledge of computers.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION: The Medical Records Technician must be able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing; be able to demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to job and/or program competency within the first three (3) months of training; complete all mandatory in-services annually; and be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray annually thereafter. Must be 21 years of age to work in an RTC.

GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but are not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting: risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); workload may include day, evening, night, weekend, and/or holiday shifts. Employees may occasionally be exposed to blood borne pathogens and loud noises. Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in stressful environments; and the emotional stability, physical stamina, and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage cleaning equipment; the ability to read and write. Additionally, the Medical Records Technician must frequently utilize physical ability for standing or sitting for long periods of time; regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability.  Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees; be able to ascend/descend stairs and ramps; use body agility; bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend legs at knees to come to a rest on knees; be able to extend hands and arms in any direction; be able to use upper and lower extremities to exert force in a pulling or pushing motion. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; be able to raise objects from a lower to higher position or from side-to-side; concentrate amidst distractions; must be able to perform work of a repetitive nature; must respond calmly to potentially volatile clients. The worker is subject to both environmental conditions and hazards, as activities can occur inside and outside with various physical conditions. Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.


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