Job Summary: The Health Information Management (HIM) Associate is responsible for timely and efficient processing of patient/health information including, but not limited to, customer service, chart prepping, scanning, indexing, deficiency analysis, vital statistics, retrieving/filing/posting/processing of reports and records, chart location, and assisting physicians with patient record completion.
Essential functions: Completes scanning, deficiency analysis, vital statistics, and release of information functions adhering to HIPAA, State & Federal statues on release of information, and Joint Commission/CMS requirements for chart completion Safeguard patient's protected health information at all time Abstract required information in the Cerner and 3M systems Maintains and exhibits current knowledge of profession and completes required continuing education. Maintain established quality & productivity benchmarks DNFB tracking (escalation of incomplete documentation elements within the medical group) 3M Report distributions MHDO Data corrections and submission External coding audit preparations (claims printing & coding summaries) Maintains a safe environment complying with NLH policies and procedures; reports and directly addresses environmental hazards and violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observes. May perform other duties upon request.
Experience and Education:
- Medical terminology course completion required within 6 months. Preferred: Associates Degree in HIM.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrate system values and integrates them into daily organizational practice.
- Actively support patient-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human experience.
- Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere.
- Must be familiar with PCs and work in multiple technical systems simultaneously: Outlook, Cerner EMR, Siemens, 3M ChartRelease, and Excel
- Must be detail oriented
- Knowledge of Health Information Management, Healthcare Aplication technologies, CMS standards, State & Federal statutes on release of information
- Strong communication skills with ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.
Northern Light Acadia Hospital:Northern LightAcadia Hospital is an acute care, regional psychiatric hospital in Bangor,Maine that is a leader in the provision of tele-psychiatry services, includingconsultations to regional emergency departments and primary care practices.Northern Light Acadia Hospital offers innovative programming in the form of abehavioral home health, integrated behavioral healthcare in primary carepractices, and a geriatric mood and memory clinic, which is involved inmultiple clinical trials for promising Alzheimer's medications. The hospital isthe sole corporate member of Northern Light Acadia Healthcare that provides asubstance use disorder treatment program, case management services, and otheroutpatient mental health services in Penobscot, Waldo, and Knox counties.Northern Light Acadia Healthcare is the sole member of Restorative Health, LLCthat operates an outpatient mental health clinic in Bangor. Northern LightAcadia Hospital is a member of Northern Light Health, an integrated statewidehealth delivery system that is raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions thatare leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Northern Light Healthoffers a broad range of providers and services, including nine hospitals,primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health andhospice agencies, and emergency ground and air transport.Bangor, Maine is avibrant small city with easy access to Maine's spectacular coast, mountains,and lakes. Schools rank among New England's best with the flagship campus ofthe University of Maine located in the neighboring town of Orono. Bangor servesas the regional hub for medicine, the arts, and commerce. Bangor InternationalAirport offers direct and one-stop service to most major destinations.Check out what it is like working at Northern Light Acadia Hospital :https://northernlighthealth.org/Working-at-AcadiaEqual Opportunity Employment:We are an equalopportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteranstatus, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protectedstatus.
Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.