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Area Director, Health Information Management (HIM)

Franklin, Tennessee

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Success within a company doesn’t just happen. It requires committed teams of talented people who understand and embrace an organization’s goals and work together at the highest level to achieve them. As a member of the Health Support Center (HSC) team, you’ll work collaboratively with a great group of people to serve Lifepoint’s diversified healthcare delivery network of hospitals and care sites across the nation. We know that providing high-quality care depends on our ability to find, keep and empower creative and determined people who share in our commitment to our mission: Making communities healthier.

  • Job Type: External
  • Remote: No
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Success Profile

What do you need to be successful at Lifepoint Health? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:

  • Analytical
  • Compassionate
  • Problem-solver
  • Collaborative
  • Goal-oriented
  • Thoughtful

“I have been with Lifepoint for 3 years and have been fortunate to grow within this great company. I feel valued, I work with amazing colleagues, and I enjoy coming to work every day!”

MikeManager, HITS Information Security
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Benefits

  • Competitive pay

    We offer competitive pay for all employees based on the market, role, skill set and experience.

  • Growth opportunities and succession planning

    Our succession planning initiatives identify an internal bench of top talent and offer development opportunities to prepare them to fill crucial roles in the organization as they become available.

  • Insurance (for eligible employees)

    We’re committed to you and your family feeling supported and secure – our benefits include medical, eye, prescription, life insurance, and more.

  • Collaborative work environment

    We know that providing high-quality care depends on our ability to find, keep and empower creative and determined people who work together to advance our mission – making communities healthier.

  • Paid time off (for eligible employees)

    At Lifepoint, we believe in a strong work-life balance and offer competitive paid time off.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    As a Lifepoint employee, you and your family will have access to counseling and relationship support, legal services, financial services and more.

Area Director, Health Information Management (HIM)

Franklin, Tennessee

Job ID 513160 Date posted 06/27/2024
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Description

Area Director, Health Information Management

Location: Remote with requirement to travel

Lifepoint Rehabilitation is a leading provider of acute inpatient rehabilitation services with more than 300 hospital-based rehabilitation units, medical/surgical and outpatient therapy settings and more than 40 joint venture inpatient rehabilitation hospitals across the country.
We provide high quality, patient-centered care to those who have experienced a loss of function from an injury or illness. Our team conducts comprehensive evaluations to determine each patient’s unique needs, and then creates a multifaceted program using the latest rehabilitation therapies and advanced technologies to support them on their road to recovery. Our goal is to help our patients recover as fully as possible and regain the level of independence they hope to achieve.

Position Summary

Serves in a consulting role for the leadership and management of Health Information Management (HIM) services for assigned hospitals that is consistent with standards of accrediting and regulatory agencies and requirements of Lifepoint Health. Oversees and develops health information programs and procedures. Plans, organizes and directs the provision of HIM services, establishes policies, procedures and practice standards. Collaborates closely with hospital leadership . Supervises, trains and monitors coders assigned to their area.

Essential Functions: 

Job Specific:

  • Supervises all aspects of coding and stays current in all assigned Independent Rehab Facility (IRF) coding stats and trending.
  • Develops and monitors procedures for coding to help ensure accuracy and efficiency in coding program.
  • Stays current on all pertinent coding rules.
  • Assists the HIM department to optimize the efficient and effective handling of patient records and related documents. Plans and develops systems which meet various agency standards as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Oversees procedures to meet legal and accreditation regulations regarding content and process of medical records and release of information. Manages continuous quality improvement of the handling of patient information and ensures confidentiality and integrity of patient records.
  • Maintains appropriate medical records and statistics for prospective payment systems to ensure compliance with TJC, CMS and other applicable regulations. 
  • Serves as a HIPAA resource to CEOs.
  • Participates in improvement and enhancement of EMR through company projects.
  • Analyzes patient data for reimbursement, facility planning, quality of patient care, risk management, utilization management and research.
  • Educates, trains and mentors staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s or Associate’sdegree in Health Information Management Systems

CERTIFICATIONS:
Certification by examination by RHIA, RHIT or CCS program by the American Health Information Management Association.

EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum of 7 years’ experience in HIMs, including at least 3 years in a supervisory role 
- At least 2 years’ experience as a HIMs Manager or Director.

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