Being a Medical Records/Health Information Clerk

Being a Medical Records/Health Information Clerk

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For courses in Health Unit Coordinating, and for Accredited Record Technician (ART) or Registered Record Administrator (RRA) training programs.

Unlike other available texts on medical records-which focus on management of Health Information Management departments-this text is especially designed for entry-level health information/medical record clerks. It orients students to the essential step-by-step procedures for being a medical records clerk-from the importance of confidentiality to filing.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 210.82 x 271.78 x 10.16mm | 408.23g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131126717
  • 9780131126718

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Being A Being A Medical Records / Health Information Clerk is a comprehensive reference for anyone interested in health information management. The Third Edition has been revised and updated to include the latest information, while retaining its emphasis on the principles of working in a Health Information Management department. It lays a complete foundation of the skills necessary for all medical records clerks.
An overview of HIPPA regulations Revised format for ease of learning Updated vocabulary New information reflecting current HIM automation Example of a complete medical record as it would appear in a hospital Updated learning activities
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Table of contents

1. Being a Medical Records/Health Information Clerk.

2. The Health Information Management Department.

3. Number and Filing Methods.

4. Processing Medical Records.

5. Assembly of the Medical Record.

6. Analysis of the Record.

7. Physician Incomplete Area.

8. Confidentiality and Release of Information.

9. Other Medical Record Clerk Functions.


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About Kathryn McMiller

Kathryn McMiller, RHIA, is an independent Health Information Management consultant based in Southern California. She has over 24 years experience in HIM, the last eight years as a consultant specializing in interim HIM department assessments and interim management and computer system installation project management. Kathryn has worked in hospitals ranging in size from 110 to 1,000 beds in various parts of the country.
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