The Certified Health Information Management Technician is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate completion of medical record documentation by performing various technical duties including physician & patient support, record analysis, master patient index maintenance, medical record merges, release of information & audit support, document imaging & scanning, and other functions.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Analyzes medical records for required content, signatures and searches for documentation required for record completion.
Ensures the quality of health information verifying the completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into the Electronic Health Record systems.
Uses computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data for the purpose of improving patient care or controlling costs.
Maintains Physician deficiency/delinquent reports for incomplete documentation for record completion, coding, and reimbursement.
Processes and compiles statistics for delinquency reporting.
Maintains transcription interfaces and corrections of errors to prevent loss report interfaces.
Reviews daily discharged, not final billed (DNFB) bill hold report to ensure timely filing for insurance payer accounts.
Generates and verifies the accuracy of reports as requested and required.
Picks up medical record documents from the hospital's units/floors and transports to 1340 S. Damen Avenue to be scanned and included in the electronic health records.
Picks up Medical Record documents from clinical areas in Correctional environment.
Adheres to the Department of Corrections rules and regulations.
Follows record retention guidelines and prepares records and scanned documents for destruction.
Assists with record retention record purging.
Maintains online continuity of care referral documents to support Meaningful Use requirements.
Maintains demographic corrections-i.e. name, date of birth, address, social security numbers.
Maintains merges of duplicate medical record numbers.
Maintains Cerner Physician document refusal pool.
Maintains patient portal requests for protected health information.
Associate's degree in Health Information Technology or Health Information Administration from an accredited college or university. (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Credentialed by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Two (2) years of experience in Health Information Management
Prior experience using and understanding Medical Terminology
Experience working with Electronic Health Record systems
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel (Testing may be administered)
Prior experience utilizing Cerner Electronic Health Record
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U. S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER