The Director of Health Information Services plans, develops, and administers health information system for health care facility consistent with the standards of accrediting and regulatory agencies and requirements of health care system to insure quality department outcomes which support the organization's mission, vision and values.
Maintains medical staff bylaws, credentials and re-appointments.
Maintains licensure and insurance coverage for medical staff.
Compiles, interprets, and evaluates statistical or narrative reports relative to medical record services, tumor registry, case mix, utilization review, and quality assessment.
Oversees Utilization review process and provides regulatory information on standards and level of care requirements to ensure the accuracy of patient billing and reimbursement for facility.
Analyzes patient data for reimbursement, facility planning, quality of patient care, risk management, utilization management, research.
Responsible for maintaining the patient records and for ensuring that they are completely and accurately documented, readily accessible and systematically organized.
Develops and implements policies and procedures for documenting, storing, and retrieving information, and for processing medical and legal documents, insurance data, and correspondence requests, in conformance with federal, state and local statutes.
Monitors the quality of work performed through internal audits in areas such as coding, analysis, transcription, filing, statistics, etc.
Acts as privacy officer and is responsible for implementation and compliance of privacy regulations. Follows HIPAA regulations and ensures that the confidentiality of patients' medical, personal, financial records and organizational records are maintained.
Bachelors degree from four year college or university; or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have AHIMA RHIT or RHIA certification(s). 3-5 years coding experience in a hospital or clinic setting, preferred.
Excellent organizational and customer service skills.
Strong analytical, planning and decision making skills.
Flexible, able to handle multiple tasks.
Works well with people.
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About Jefferson Community Health & Life
Jefferson Community Health & Life is a progressive 17-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Fairbury, Neb., which as named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation in 2018.
JCH&L's mission is inspiring healthy living by providing exceptional health and life services for every person, every time. Our vision is to be the most trusted partner for a lifetime of health.
JCH&L offers a broad range of services: acute care, emergency care, long-term care, swingbed care, surgical care; family medicine clinics; visiting specialists; physical, occupational and speech therapy; cardiac rehab; pulmonary rehab; diabetes education; community education; home health care; attached nursing home; and attached community fitness center. JCH&L is co-owner of Cedarwood assisted living, located on the JCH&L campus, with Bryan Health.
JCH&L is a private not-for-profit organization which is governed by a board of eight members of the corporation.
JCH&L began offering services as a hospital and nursing home in 1963, and has continued to grow and expand to meet the needs the residents of Jefferson County and beyond. More information on JCH&L can be found on the website at JCHealthandLife.org, on Twitter and on Facebook.