As a member of Student Health Services Health Information Management team, provides essential support to the Ohio State University student population while ensuring integrity, accuracy and confidentiality of all patient health records. The Health Information Services Associate must be knowledgeable of all rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing the health record information management specialty; analyzes health records for completeness and accuracy of specific patient and clinician documentation; resolves any reports/records that cannot be matched to the record; reviews all health records for potential quality issues; interprets and designates the proper destination for all internal and outside health records including: diagnostic test results, medical referrals, and other appropriate records into the patient's electronic health record (EHR); prepares, scans, and indexes health documents to the EHR according to established placement and labeling protocols, responds to internal and external requests for health records from numerous sources with proper authorization, including patients, attorneys, physicians, and other agencies; adheres to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); reviews and maintains vaccination compliance records for incoming students; reviews submitted records for accuracy and compliancy; inputs information into the electronic health record; answers student inquiries concerning compliancy status; explains compliancy policy and requirements to students; assists with COVID-19 testing by assisting testing vendor to notify students of results; assists with compliance of mandatory testing. Successful completion of a background check and health screening.
Required: High school diploma or GED, One year experience (1000 hours course work or training) in customer service or communications, including analyzing & interpreting information; 6 mos. experience (600 hours training) in operation of computer and related peripheral equipment; 3 mos. experience (300 hours course work) in information research & analysis.
Desired: 2 to 4 years experience/knowledge of standard office practices and processes and operation of office equipment (word processors, database, document servers, etc.); 3 years of Microsoft Office experience; ability to prepare written documents of a moderate to complex or technical nature; working knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and clinical data as it relates to the collection and use of health information; familiarity of legal principles, policies, regulations and standards for the control, use, and dissemination of health information; 1 year experience working with and the ability to analyze patient medical records for missing info and appropriateness and adequacy of health care documentation; ability to work with a number of variables at one time, ability to communicate and work with a diverse population of customers and colleagues, and handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with officials and the general public; certified public notary.
Function: Health Information Management
Sub-function: Medical Records Management
Career Level: Technical 2
Target hiring range is $15.00 to $16.80 per hour.
Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio States COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.
Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine, Student Health Services or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio States approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.