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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:27 AM

The Health Information Specialist maintain abstraction responsibilities for assigned health care facilities. Responsible for case identification of children eligible for birth defect registry and/or special studies by reviewing ICD:9/10 codes, hospital logs, and diagnosis reports from specific health care facilities. Other responsibilities include medical record review and abstraction of ARHMS data elements for identified subjects. Using accepted birth defect anomaly coding classification system (ARHMS modified 6:digit birth defects codes), assign appropriate diagnostic code(s) to diagnoses and associated abnormalities facilitated by thorough reviews of medical record discharge summaries, operative notes, progress reports and diagnostic tests. Consult ARHMS Medical Director or designated clinical professional regarding ambiguous diagnoses or diagnostic test results. Prepare abstracted health data for review by Director or Clinical Reviewer. Respond to communications and address any requests from clinical reviewers of ARHMS:supported research studies. Further support finalization of data by re:reviews of medical records or re:assignment of codes as needed. Incumbent will meet organizational objectives, policies and procedures while maintaining required documentation, conducting quality control checks and ensuring all confidentiality policies are followed. Provide general support to the Director while maintaining flexible schedules and coordinating travel with health care facilities across the state to meet project deadlines.Accurately identifies, abstracts, and codes medical and demographic information for ARHMS; communicates with and travels to assigned health care facilities; prepares all documentation required prior to and following visits at facilities; follows all procedures for confirming and finalizing information collected for ARHMS.Attends and participates in required meetings for ARHMS personnel regarding surveillance and/or research projects. Serves as a liaison to departments within and outside the hospital to consult, advise and provide general support to the Director.Assist in research study activities and performs other duties as assigned by Director.Bachelors degree in Health Information Management plus 4 years of independent/outpatient chart abstraction required. Must have experience with Microsoft applications. Extensive in:state travel is also required. Preferred Qualifications:Experience in coding or health information management field with demonstrated knowledge of ICD:9 coding.RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CCS:P or CPC certification.Salary: Negotiable UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.Stand: NeverSit: ContinuouslyWalk: ContinuouslyBend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: FrequentlyLift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 : 50 lbsUse hands to touch, handle, or feel: ContinuouslyTalk: ContinuouslyHear: ContinuouslyTaste or smell: NeverRead, concentrate, think analytically: ContinuouslyPhysical Environment: Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather ConditionsNoise Level: ModerateVisual Requirements: Not requiredHazards: None


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