Emergency Department Records Coordinator

Company: Schumacher Clinical Partners ( Learn More )

General Information
$11.00 - $11.50 /Hour
High School
Job Description

The purpose of an Emergency Department Records Coordinator (EDRC) is to act as a coordinator for the timely and effective acquisition, detailed review, and reconciliation and processing of patient records necessary to produce a claim form or billing statement. This position is also responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with key hospital personnel to include Medical Directors, HIM Directors, ED Nurse Manger/Director and providers.

  • Obtain daily Emergency Department (ED) log and Emergency Department charts for review and reconciliation.
  • Ensure all required documents are included in the ED chart for accurate coding and billing.
  • Identify high acuity patient charts according to disposition status or ancillary services ordered.
  • Review provider documentation for required elements needed for coding and billing ensuring more detailed review of high acuity charts.
  • Identify patient charts that are non-billable and appropriately document on ED log.
  • Reconcile patient charts to ED log ensuring all charts have been accounted for.
  • Scan/import and transfer all logs and charts within required timeframe.
  • Ensure data quality and integrity of all communication and transmissions.
  • Return deficient or incomplete patient charts to provider for completion within specified timeline and locate missing patient charts.
  • Resolve all outstanding charts within required timeframe.
  • Submit Inpatient Emergency Response log and charts within required timeframe.
  • Communicate frequently with Medical Records Assistant Manager.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with providers and key hospital personnel.
  • Attend and participate in departmental meetings as requested by Medical Director and/or Medical Record Assistant Manager.
  • Responsible for obtaining completed Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) and needed documents.
  • Assist in additional projects/requests by Medical Records Assistant Manager, as needed.
  • Act as a liaison between ED providers and hospital HIM Departments.
  • Assist in additional requests by SG operational teams as approved by Medical Records Assistant Manager.
  • Respond to patient inquiries regarding their bills by providing appropriate billing company customer service telephone number.
  • Forward all business mail addressed to employer and/or providers, which may include insurance payments or requests for information, to the corporate office immediately.
  • Attend required hospital training classes.
  • Job Requirements
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
    • Previous Medical Records and/or¬†Medical Terminology¬†experience preferred.
    • Basic computer and keyboarding skills required.
    • Computer literate; able to learn software applications required to perform job duties.
    • Ability to identify technical issues that arise and contact the appropriate personnel for support.
    • Possess the maturity, sophistication and professional demeanor to interface with all levels of management, staff, and providers.
    • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
    • Excellent record of attendance within pre-arranged schedule.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
    • Ability to write simple correspondence.
    • Must also be able to read and interpret procedure manual.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Can interpret a variety of instructions in written and oral form.
    • Possess minimum mathematical skills.