Emergency Department Records Coordinator

Revenue Cycle Lafayette, Louisiana Reference ID: JR2690-POS9259


Description

The purpose of an Emergency Department Records Coordinator (EDRC) is to act as a coordinator for the timely and effective acquisition, detailed review, and reconciliation and processing of patient records necessary to produce a claim form or billing statement. This position is also responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with key hospital personnel to include Medical Directors, HIM Directors, ED Nurse Manager/Director and providers.

Responsibilities:

  • Obtain daily Emergency Department (ED) log and Emergency Department charts for review and reconciliation.
  • Ensure all required documents are included in the ED chart for accurate coding and billing.
  • Identify high acuity patient charts according to disposition status or ancillary services ordered.
  • Review provider documentation for required elements needed for coding and billing ensuring more detailed review of high acuity charts.
  • Identify patient charts that are non-billable and appropriately document on ED log.
  • Reconcile patient charts to ED log ensuring all charts have been accounted for.
  • Scan/import and transfer all logs and charts within required time frame.
  • Ensure data quality and integrity of all communication and transmissions.
  • Return deficient or incomplete patient charts to provider for completion within specified timeline and locate missing patient charts.
  • Resolve all outstanding charts within required time frame.
  • Submit Inpatient Emergency Response log and charts within required time frame.
  • Communicate frequently with Medical Records Assistant Manager.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with providers and key hospital personnel.
  • Attend and participate in departmental meetings as requested by Medical Director and/or Medical Record Assistant Manager.
  • Responsible for obtaining completed Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) and needed documents.
  • Assist in additional projects/requests by Medical Records Assistant Manager, as needed.
  • Act as a liaison between ED providers and hospital HIM Departments.
  • Assist in additional requests by SCP Health operational teams as approved by Medical Records Assistant Manager.
  • Respond to patient inquiries regarding their bills by providing appropriate billing company customer service telephone number.
  • Forward all business mail addressed to employer and/or providers, which may include insurance payments or requests for information, to the corporate office immediately.
  • Attend required hospital training classes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High School diploma required
  • Previous Medical Records and/or Medical Terminology experience preferred
  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills required.
  • Computer literate; able to learn software applications required to perform job duties.
  • Ability to identify technical issues that arise and contact the appropriate personnel for support.
  • Possess the maturity, sophistication and professional demeanor to interface with all levels of management, staff, and providers.
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Excellent record of attendance within pre-arranged schedule.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Must also be able to read and interpret procedure manual.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Can interpret a variety of instructions in written and oral form.
  • Possess minimum mathematical skills.
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