Hospice Medical Records Coordinator Emerald Coast Hospice (46371)

I believe that the care we give can make every moment count.
Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence ? that's how our Hospice improves quality of life in the final stages of life. By delivering palliative care by hospice professionals, our patients can spend their remaining days in comfort and peace. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nation's leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.
Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, including Gentiva, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.
We believe that every moment matters. We believe in compassionate care. Most of all, we believe in dignity and respect for each patient we serve.
As a Medical Records Coordinator, you will:
Be responsible for managing all aspects of maintaining and protecting agency clinical records and assisting the Patient Care staff.
Maintain patient assignment list, make change notices on status of patients and log admission and discharge of patients into Medical Records book.
Will be responsible for receptionist duties and general office support.
Manage related expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner in accordance with the Company's budget.
Travel as necessary.
Abides by and demonstrates the company Mission ? Vision ? Values through both behavior and job performance on a day-to-day basis.
Manages all daily clinical records functions including establishing and implementing clinical records policies. Ensures clinical record systems are maintained in compliance with state, federal and Company regulations.
Maintains recertification of insurance benefits per Billing Procedures Manual.
Files and keeps medical records current.
Logs and mails telephone prescriptions for physician's signature, maintaining "tickler file" until signed order is returned. Logs returned telephone prescriptions. Reviews Physician's Orders log daily and follows up on telephone prescriptions not returned in timely manner.
Faxes and tracks return of Initial Physician Certification and Plan of Care/Physician Orders to attending physician after each admission and requests history and physical (or pertinent medical information related to the patient's terminal diagnosis.)
Oversees completion of admission/discharge audits and maintains follow-up of chart deficiencies related to admissions.
Works with Patient Care Manager and Interdisciplinary Team Members in resolving issues around chart deficiencies and compliance with documentation requirements.
Oversees weekly inventory of patient care supplies and orders needed supplies weekly working closely with the Patient Care Manger to assure cost effectiveness and quality of supplies being ordered.
Participates in evening/weekend on-call or overtime as required, conducting on-call services in a clinically competent and responsive manner.
Answers phones for receptionist during lunch hour, breaks, or absence.
Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and working relationship with all Company staff.
Assures for compliance with local, state and federal laws, Medicare regulations, and established personnel policies and procedures.
Participates in staff meetings, department meetings, team meetings, briefings, in-services, committees and other related activities as needed.
Regular attendance is to be maintained.
Adheres to a code of conduct conducive with Company policy.
Meets or exceeds delivery of Company Service Standards in a consistent fashion.
Interacts with all staff in a positive and motivational fashion supporting the Company's mission.
Conducts all business activities in a professional and ethical manner.
Creates and maintains a professional atmosphere that is also a fun place to work.
Required Skills
General education degree with at least two years of prior secretarial experience or equivalent.
Two years experience in clinical records/medical records management in home health care operations preferred.
The successful Medical Records Coordinator must have working knowledge of medical terminology, corporate business management, governmental regulations and ability to learn company standards.
Must be able to demonstrate good communication and public relations skills.
Demonstrated PC proficiency and MS suite of products to include Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
Excellent customer service skills, organizational skills, attention to detail with an ability to multi-task is essential.
Must be able to work in an interdisciplinary setting.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary responsibility satisfactorily.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Experience
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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