Medical Records and Health Information Technicians :

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $38,560.00
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,105
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 15.31 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Written Communication
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Following Directions
Technology and Tool Usage
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Customer Service

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain dental or medical records
Maintain record of medication or equipment dispensed to patient
Prepare official health documents or records
Document medical prognosis
Manage clinical or social case records
Maintain repair or maintenance records
Maintain medical facility records
Maintain personnel records
Record medical history
Write technical health or medical documents
Maintain insurance records
Maintain file of job openings
Record client's personal data
Process medical billing information
Maintain customer and account records
Prepare records of customer charges

Performing Administrative Activities

Process medical records
Index information resources
Take messages, notes, shorthand, and dictation
Transcribe spoken or written information
Process healthcare paperwork
File documents, records, or related materials
Retrieve files or charts
Date stamp messages, mail, or other information
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files
Perform clerical work in medical settings
File documents in court or with the proper agency division

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Inpatient Coding
Outpatient Coding
HCPCS Coding
Certified Coding Specialist
Certified Professional Coder-Hospital Outpatient
Medical Billing and Coding Certification
Clinical Documentation

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