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Bangor, ME 04402
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
- 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
- Must be detail oriented
- Knowledge of Health Information Management, Healthcare Aplication
technologies, CMS standards, State & Federal statutes on release of
- Strong communication skills with ability to effectively present
information and respond to questions
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw
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.