University of South Alabama Assistant Manager, Health Information Management in Mobile, Alabama

Assistant Manager, Health Information Management

Location

Health Information Management MC, AL

Job Type

Regular Full-time

Department

USA Medical Center

Job Number

H00824

Closing

Continuous

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About Us

The University of South Alabama Health System helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,600 employees, USA's health network includes USA Medical Center, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Physicians Group and the USA College of Medicine. Each year, our team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, 70 mid-level providers and 800 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. The USA Health System delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually.

In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at University hospitals and clinics, USA's medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. The USA Health System delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.

The USA Health System is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.

Essential Functions

Assists the manager in assessing, planning, organizing, and implementing educational activities, including orientation and competency testing; supervises lower level coding and billing staff to include assigning duties, checking work, and handling disciplinary issues ; assists physicians, Business Office, and other medical records requestors by pulling records, answering questions, and performing follow-up regarding coding completion requirements; interviews applicants and makes personnel recommendations; assists in completing annual performance evaluations; prepares personnel schedules and coordinates with the department manager; conducts new employee orientation and develops training schedule; acts as point of contact for all physician inquiries; maintains reports; records and collects statistical data for administrative and regulatory purposes; ensures inpatient and outpatient accounts are coded in a timely manner by utilizing Alpha-Di and OPBER reports; accurately codes records to include Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency Room, and Outpatient Diagnostic; applies CPT codes to Cardiac Catherization Billing; stays abreast of rules related to ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM and CPT coding; identifies and posts all forms and reports in the correct chart order; complete specified portions of the daily departmental routing slip; maintains accurate logbooks and statistical reports; updates CARLOS information as needed; removes specified forms/reports from the medical records, as appropriate, for reviewers/requestors; verifies information sent via fax was done without error by reviewing fax log; utilizes the Hospital Information System to access records required to perform duties; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families, and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to overhead pages; informs incoming shifts of unfinished requests/duties; abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization's values; adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a Health Information Management program accredited by AHIIME, current certification by the AHIMA as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), three years of medical records supervisory experience and current membership in the AHIMA is required.

Working Days and Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.