Health Information Management Director

Acadia Healthcare Valdosta, GA
Job Description Overview

Health Information Management Director (HIM)

At Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital, we are proud to be a leader in the effort to provide clinically superior care within an environment that stimulates long-term, lasting healing.

Our devoted team of professionals is committed to positively altering the lives of adolescents and adults by providing top-of-the-line compassionate and skills-based treatment that is specified to meet the needs of each individual patient.

Position Summary:

This position will maintain facility medical records and processes requests for release of medical information according to established policies and procedures. Analyze information and prepares appropriate reports. Accurately transcribe medical and departmental documents.


* Ensures the medical records department is maintained in the manner that meets all licensing and regulatory requirements and according to established policies and procedures.

* Directs the performance of duties and responsibilities of the department.

* Supervises medical records staff, coordinating schedules, delegating work assignments, and solving employee relations issues.

* Supervises functions of the medical records department, including chart assembly, analysis, transcription service and release of medical records.

* Interfaces with outside legal counsel regarding content of medical records.

* Establishes policies and procedures for compliance with all licensing and regulatory requirements

* Collects and analyzes data in conjunction with Performance Improvement program

* Oversee and complete coding according to current ICD and CPT coding classifications. Stays abreast of current coding guidelines

* Perform/assign chart assembly, analysis and abstracting within established timeframes

* Monitor and report deficiencies and delinquencies

* Pull charts as necessary for staff, physicians, and regulatory agencies

* Prepare charts for storage and recalls and returns charts from outside storage as needed

* Perform release of information in a timely manner and according to state and federal regulations

* Maintain a neat and orderly environment

* Head hospital committee meetings as directed

* Acts as hospital Privacy Officer

* Implements systems and processes for HBIPS core measure requirements

* Responsible for maintaining inpatient and outpatient medical records

Job Requirements

* RHIA/RHIT certification required.

* Graduate of an accredited medical records educational program.

* Have strong knowledge of ICD-9, ICD-10 and CPT coding.

* Advanced knowledge of HIPAA

* At least three years previous experience in medical records, preferably in a hospital setting.

* At least two years' experience in a supervisory position.