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Health Information Management (HIM) Associate - Brewer, ME

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Monroe
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Opportunities at Northern Light Health, in strategic partnership with Optum. Whether you are looking for a role in a clinical setting or supporting those who provide care, we have opportunities for you to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. As a statewide health care system in Maine, we work to personalize and streamline health care for our communities. If the place for you is at a large medical center, a rural community practice or home care, you will find it here. Join our compassionate culture, enjoy meaningful benefits and discover the meaning behind: Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
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 pick-up from nursing units, and assisting physicians with patient record completion.
This position is full-time, Monday - Friday. Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm EST. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends. Our office is located at 43 Wedding Hill Rd Suite 100 Brewer ME 04412.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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 times-- --
    Must be able to go to the nursing units to pick up charts.-- Pack charts in boxes or bags for scanning.
    Analyze charts to ensure documentation completion and assign missing items to practitioners according to hospital policies and procedures.
    Complete weekly reporting of deficiencies according to hospital policies and procedures.
    Complete monthly Audit on hospital charts on the nursing units to ensure documentation completion according to hospital policies/procedures, and Regulatory bodies standards (Joint Commission, CMS, HFAP).
    Answer incoming calls for the Release of Information call center
    Abstract required information in the Cerner and the ROI application
    Maintain established quality & productivity benchmarks
    Log requests pertaining to continuing care and patient/authorized representative requests-- --
    Maintains and exhibits current knowledge of profession and completes required continuing education.-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Maintain established quality & productivity benchmarks-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    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 observed.
    May perform other duties upon request.
    You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • 1+ years of customer service experience analyzing and solving customer problems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel (ability to create, edit, save, and send documents and spreadsheets)
  • Ability to work our normal business hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm EST. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends.--
  • Flu vaccination are an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    Call center experience
    Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT codes
    Clerical OR administrative support background
    Experience working with Medicare and/or Medicaid Services
    Experience working within the health care Industry and with health care insurance
    Soft Skills:
    Experience working in a metric-driven work environment
    At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
    Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
    #RPO #RED

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, New England , Health Information Management (HIM) Associate - Brewer, ME, Healthcare , Monroe, Northeast

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