Director of Health Information Management - 2000160
The Director of Health Information Management directs, plans, and organizes the staff and activities of the Health Information Management (HIM) department. This position oversees multidisciplinary operations and staff in support of the efficient operation of the HIM department at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH). This position requires a strong working knowledge of the HIM role in the Revenue Cycle and Revenue Integrity processes. The position reports to the Director, Revenue Integrity.
This line manager position directs, plans and organizes activities of the Health Information Management department at Stony Brook University Hospital, including:
Information Access (Release of Information)
Record storage and retrieval processes
Assembly and Analysis
Medical Record completion processes
Inpatient and Ambulatory Coding
Duties of a Director of Health Information Management may include the following but are not limited to:
Support and facilitate clinical, administrative and external data use functions. Participates in the quality assurance processes related to EMR-related data
Review HIM department performance in relation to established goals, implementing changes to effect improvement in services provided.
Develop/revise Key Performance Indicators and implement same where appropriate
Monitor monthly HIM department budget metrics, reporting any issues to Director, Revenue Integrity
Develop HIM policies and procedures and serve as an internal consultant related to HIM issues,
Oversee transcription and outsource record storage vendors providing services for SBUH; review and approve invoices
Oversee vendor activities related to provision of Information Access (Release of Information) services for SBUH
Oversee the Information Access (Release of Information) functions of the Stony Brook Physician Practices in alignment with the SBUH process, including:
Provision of education related to information access to the practices' leadership and relevant staff
Serve as a resource for queries related to information access from the practices' leadership and staff
Oversee the Inpatient and Ambulatory coding processes and maintain existing collaboration initiatives between Coding, Clinical Documentation Integrity, Revenue Integrity and Staff Development
Collaborate with Patient Financial Services related to Revenue Cycle/HIM opportunities
Participate in initiatives related to the EMR, Information Access and other HIM related operations for the Stony Brook Physician Practices and across the organization
Provide expertise and guidance related to duplicate medical record number remediation, maintenance and MPI integrity across the organization
Ensure compliance with all government and regulatory agency requirements and regulations as they pertain to HIM practices within SBUH.
Coordinate the Medical Record Committee and Forms Committee functions
Participate in the design and selection of forms used in the medical records
Track and ensure HIM staff credentials and certifications are current and Annual Evaluations and Performance Programs are up-to-date consistent with SBUH policies
Other duties as may be requested
Bachelor's Degree with RHIA credential or RHIT credential.
Seven (7) years' senior leadership level experience in the HIM Department of an acute care teaching hospital/health system
Three (3) years' experience working in an HIM environment with Electronic Medical Record systems
Three (3) years' experience in overseeing Release of Information processes
Three (3) years' experience in overseeing Document Imaging processes
Working knowledge of CPT, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding processes
Demonstrable comprehension of HIM/Revenue Integrity/Revenue Cycle impact on reimbursement and organizational quality metrics
Demonstrable Project Management skills
Working knowledge in Microsoft Office applications
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Master's Degree in health related or business related field
Seven (7) years' experience as an HIM Department Leader in an academic medical center
Experience in an HIM environment with Cerner's Electronic Medical Record (Powerchart) system and Access HIM system
Experience collaborating with affiliated physician practices
Special Notes: This position will remain posted until filled or for 90 days max.
An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. For full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date). If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients' lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island's premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region's only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County's only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation's first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.
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Official Job Title: TH Medical Records Director
Job Field: Management (Non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Health Information Management-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Jan 21, 2020
Posting End Date: Apr 21, 2020, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL5
Internal Number: 2000160
About Stony Brook University
FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.