Registered Health Information Technician
Under general supervision, complies and maintains required medical records, analyzes all documentation within the record and assigns the most complete and accurate codes according to policy and coding guidelines. Performs other clerical duties required by Administration and/or Medical Staff. Must be approved by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Technician. This requires passing an examination given by A.H.I.M.A. Requirements prior to taking the RHIT examination are successfully acquiring an associate’s degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) or the qualifications of such a program at the candidate’s graduation must have met the requirements of the designated accrediting authority for an accredited program. The candidate may have graduated from a program for health information management approved by a foreign association with which there is an agreement of reciprocity. Lastly, the candidate may have a certificate of completion in health information technology form the AHIMA Independent Study Program and an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university. Previous medical record experience preferred; must have thorough knowledge of coding, abstracting and medical terminology; moderate level of analytical ability required; above average communication skills necessary.
Outpatient coder and claim edit experience is a plus.
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