Associate Director HIM Operations- MSH- Dept of Health Information Management

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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 Health Information Management                                        Req # 2418768
Roles & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the day to day operations of the Medical Records Department. Provide direct supervision of and coordination of functions of Managers, including Medical Information, Coding & Abstracting, File Systems, Data Integrity, Chart Completion, and Document Management.

Directs, designs, monitors and improves the work flow and processes within and between HIM operations areas: Chart Completion, Data Integrity, Document Scanning and Release of Medical Information. Identifies and resolves daily issues and problems.
Directs and coordinates activities of managers and supervisors to ensure optimal and efficient execution of key functions which align to projected goals.
Responsible for maintaining operational activities related to quality control, productivity tracking and employee relations. Establishes and monitors work standards and job assignments and ensures adequate staffing to support timely processing of work.
Oversees timeliness and accuracy of the suspension process for optimal physician communication, compliance and satisfaction regarding chart completion activities. Tracks and reports the delinquency rate for the Medical Records Committee.
Ensures that the paper medical record documents are accurately scanned into the electronic medical records. Maintains process for quality control and correction of record documents.
Oversees accuracy, completeness and timely provision of records for release of medical information requests, and for regulatory chart requests (RAC, IPRO, CMS, DRG, etc.)
Develops and implements policies and procedures to assure quality, consistency and efficiency in all areas of responsibility.
Intervenes, investigates and resolves issues and complaints related to patient requests for information, and any delays involving time-sensitive regulatory requests (i.e. DOH, IOG, President’s office)
Functions as the key point person and subject matter expert pertaining to management and integrity of patient information and medical records for intra and interdepartmental collaborative projects. Applies competencies and knowledge of clinical and operational support systems to design workflows and structure processes to achieve desired project goals.
Functions as liaison with Human Resources and Labor Relations relative to staff recruitment, development, performance evaluations, and disciplinary actions.
Participates in budget preparation and evaluation for the areas of responsibility. Assist the Senior Director in the budget process.
Handles emergency issues/crisis and problem solves. Assumes all decision-making responsibility as authorized in the absence of the Sr. Director.
Participates and assist the Senior Director to conduct departmental performance improvement activities
Oversees and capable of providing coverage in Coding Unit relative to activities impacting WIP/TRAC report which directly or indirectly effect the Revenue Cycle and reimbursement.
Acts as a liaison to foster open communications between HIM and Department Chairs, Program Directors, Nursing, Medical Staff, Administration and various other hospital departments impacted by data integrity, death certificate completion, document scanning, record completion and release of information activities.
Participates on selected hospital-wide committees and task forces, as designated.
Communicates, cooperates and maintains good working relationships with administrative, clinical, hospital and departmental staff.
Assumes responsibility for maintaining and updating policy and procedure manuals in accordance with statutory, administrative, and industry changes.
Interview, hires, orients, trains, evaluates, counsels, disciplines and terminates staff.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient records and medical information. Trains staff to adhere and enforce HIPAA privacy and security policies.
Performs various other related duties as may be deemed necessary or as may be directed by immediate supervisor/administrator.

  

Requirements:
Education:
•Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management, or equivalent degree in related healthcare field is required.  Master's degree preferred.  RHIA or RHIT national certification required. At least 5-8 years of progressive HIM and supervisory experience in large acute care hospital setting required.
• Expert working knowledge of regulatory standards related to medical records, i.e.: HIPAA, TJC, CARF, OMH, OIG, CMS, DOH. and  Experience in managing in an electronic record environment is essential
 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

 

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