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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

Cayuga Medical Associates Ithaca, NY

Ithaca, NY
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Job Description:

Purpose: Responsible for the day to day supervision and coordination of site specific medical record services, consistent with established policy, regulatory requirements, and applicable statues governing the management of health information. Assists in the development and implementation of medical record practices policies and procedures to ensure the timely, quality, and accurate delivery of medical record services. Reports to: Health Information Systems Manager Essential Job Functions Provides day to day supervision of site specific medical record services and staff consistent with established policy and regulatory requirements, and statutes governing health information management practices. Directs site specific department within the scope of the operating budget/business plan and maintains necessary controls to ensure compliance with budgeted expenses, resources and staff. Coordinates and monitors site specific activities related to chart completion procedures, statistics, and clinical pertinence reviews with the provision of feedback to respective staff and interdisciplinary departments. Coordinates and monitors release of information to ensure compliance to applicable statutes and regulations governing the release of health information. Assists in the development and implementation of systems to assess, analyze, and improve health information processes and outcomes in a cost effective manner. Provides direction and leadership to clinical staff as necessary to carry out departmental and organizational goals for the provision of medical record services. Remains current on issues, trends, and regulations impacting the health care environment and serves as a resource to interdisciplinary departments in the area of medical record practices. Maintains and develops management skills through continuing education. Oversees all policy and procedures related to Health Information Management Processes all patient merge requests in the EMR Runs Privacy and Security Audits in the EMR Performs all medical records requests for subpoenas/court orders Chairs HIM meetings Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to work independently Excellent written and verbal communication skills Maintains highest level of confidentiality at all times with both patient and organizational information Knowledge of medical records laws and regulations Knowledge of electronic medical record systems and functions Education and Training Graduate of a program in health information administration, or other accredited program by the American Health Information Management association preferred RHIT, Registered Health Information Technician or eligible for certification as RHIA Registered Health Information Administrator. Three to five years managerial/supervisory experience within a Health Information Management Department required. Broad based knowledge of PC based software systems, and exposure to computerized clinical information management systems.

Company Description:

When we opened our doors at Cayuga Medical Associates in 2006, our goal was to provide exemplary patient care. As partners with Cayuga Medical Center, we share its mission to keep our patients at the center of what we do. The result has been the growth of an outstanding group of internal medicine and specialty physicians who are passionate about health care and who are committed to their patients and to the community as a whole. Our physicians work as a team with an experienced group of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and staff to provide easily accessible, patient-focused care in a welcoming and comfortable setting. We have offices conveniently located in Ithaca, Lansing, Cortland, and Schuyler County. Cayuga Medical Associates comprises several different medical and surgical specialities. The diversity of practitioners within CMA enables us to provide prompt specialist referrals and facilitates communication among our caregivers and patients.