Job Description

Direct management oversight of Central Division HIM operations within the hospital.
  • Establish day to day Health Information Management functions for hospital based HIM Supervisors.
  • Assume interim HIM Supervisor duties until permanent replacement is hired and trained.
  • Oversight of the HIM Provider Compliance Coordinator based out of Shared Service Center.
  • Maintain open communication with hospital leadership team. Compliant to HIPAA guidelines.
  • Regular site visits to Central Division hospitals and key clinical departments.
  • Complete a site summary report after each visit documenting department meetings, training covered, workflow changes, etc.
  • Oversight of outsource relationship with HIM Technicians and Release of Information.
  • Promote a culture of collaboration between hospital leadership and shared service professionals.
  • Coordinate workflow improvements between hospital clinical departments as it relates to HIM functions.
  • Coordinate workflow improvements with HIM Shared Service operations.
  • Present monthly status and goal report to Executive Director, Health Information Management and Division CFO.
  • Maintain Discharged, but Not Final Billed goals set by Executive Director, Health Information Management.
  • Ensure hospital suspension process is in compliant with SHC Record of Care policy and Hospital Rules and Regulations. Ensure that daily communication processes are effective with providers.
  • Ensure SHC policies related to HIM, Revenue Cycle, and Compliance are implemented and monitored.
  • Ensure state reporting is accurate and timely.
  • Responsible for medical record processing to be completed within 24 hours of discharge.
  • Responsible for implementation of concurrent scanning and/or concurrent image capture within electronic medical record.
  • Shall participate in Joint Commission surveys and/or support ongoing accreditation activities.
  • Oversight of Birth Certificate process if applicable to Health Information Management department.
  • Implement HIM related projects at the direction of the Executive Director, Health Information Management.
  • Support hospital based departments such as Quality, Risk Management, and Case Management with respect to HIM related data capture or workflow enhancements.
  • Assist HIM Manager of Standardization with data collection necessary to improve day to day workflow and cost reduction.
  • Routine audits of the medical record and release of information activities to ensure data integrity.
  • Assist HIM Shared Service Manager with initiatives to further centralize health information management duties.
  • Work with other SHC senior leaders as needed.
  • Assists HIM Leadership team with development and implementation of health information management policies.
  • Supports and facilitates clinical, administrative, and external data use functions.

Monitors changes in legislation and accreditation standards that affect health information management.

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Prefer Master’s degree in health information management or a related field.
  2. Experience 10 years progressive HIM Management experience within an Acute Care Hospital setting. Extensive experience with Revenue Cycle operations including acute care coding.
  3. Certification/Licensure: RHIA or RHIT
  4. Software/Hardware: Meditech experience required
  5. Other: Required to work out of Steward Health Care office located in Richardson, Texas.

Travel: Expected travel is up to 75%.

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