CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Medical Records Technicians

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Records Technicians
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
 
Process patient admission and discharge documents.
 
Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.
 
Compile and maintain patients' medical records to document condition and treatment and to provide data for research or cost control and care improvement efforts.
 
Enter data, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer.
 
Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
 
Plan, develop, maintain and operate a variety of health record indexes and storage and retrieval systems to collect, classify, store and analyze information.
 
Manage the department and supervise clerical workers, directing and controlling activities of personnel in the medical records department.
 
Transcribe medical reports.
 
Identify, compile, abstract and code patient data, using standard classification systems.
 
Resolve or clarify codes and diagnoses with conflicting, missing, or unclear information by consulting with doctors or others or by participating in the coding team's regular meetings.
 
Train medical records staff.
 
Assign the patient to diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), using appropriate computer software.
 
Post medical insurance billings.
 
Process and prepare business and government forms.
 
Prepare statistical reports, narrative reports and graphic presentations of information such as tumor registry data for use by hospital staff, researchers, or other users.
 
Consult classification manuals to locate information about disease processes.
 
Compile medical care and census data for statistical reports on diseases treated, surgery performed, or use of hospital beds.
 
Develop in-service educational materials.
 
Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Records Technicians
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Records Technicians
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Records Technicians
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Records Technicians
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Allscripts HealthMatics software Medical software
 
Amazing Charts Medical software
 
American Medical Association CodeManager Categorization or classification software
 
Billing software Accounting software
 
Coding database software Information retrieval or search software
 
ComChart EMR Medical software
 
Computerized indexing systems Categorization or classification software
 
Corel WordPerfect software Word processing software
 
Cyber Records MediChart Express Voice recognition software
 
DRG Grouper software Categorization or classification software
 
Digital Imaging Communications in Medicine DICOM medical imaging software Medical software
 
EAD Systems software Data base user interface and query software
 
EHS CareRevolution Medical software
 
Electronic medical record EMR software Medical software
 
Electronic medical record EMR systems Medical software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Encoder software Transaction security and virus protection software
 
EndoSoft software Data base user interface and query software
 
Entity software Data base user interface and query software
 
Epic software Medical software
 
Fox Meadows Accent Data Manager Document management software
 
Fox Meadows ChartingPlus Data base user interface and query software
 
Fox Meadows EncounterManager Medical software
 
Graphics software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeChart Medical software
 
HealthProbe software Medical software
 
Holt Systems eMedRec Medical software
 
Hyland Software OnBase Document management software
 
IBM Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet software
 
IDX Systems IDXtend Medical software
 
IDX Systems Patient Chart Tracking Document management software
 
Information Resource Products Clinical Coding Expert Expert system software
 
Laserfiche software Document management software
 
LeonardoMD Renaissance software Medical software
 
Logician software Medical software
 
MD Synergy Medical Appointment Scheduling Calendar and scheduling software
 
MedStar Systems DrWorks Medical software
 
Mediasoft mediOFFICE Medical software
 
MedicWare software Medical software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
NCG Medical Systems d-Chart Medical software
 
NDCMedisoft software Accounting software
 
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems EMR Medical software
 
O-HEAP software Data base user interface and query software
 
PowerMed software Medical software
 
Practice Partner Patient Records Medical software
 
Practice Partner software Medical software
 
Presentation software Presentation software
 
Purkinje Dossier Data base user interface and query software
 
QMSoftware Receivables Management Accounting software
 
SOAPware software Medical software
 
STAT! Systems QD Clinical Medical software
 
ScanSoft Naturally Speaking Voice recognition software
 
Scantron imaging software Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
 
Scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
 
Siemens Soarian Financials Accounting software
 
Siemens Soarian Scheduling Calendar and scheduling software
 
SoftMed ChartLocater Document management software
 
SoftMed ChartRelease Data base reporting software
 
SoftMed ChartReserve Document management software
 
Speech recognition software Voice recognition software
 
SynaMed EMR Medical software
 
VantageMed ChartKeeper Medical software
 
VersaForm software Medical software
 
Visionary Medical Systems Visionary OFFICE PM Medical software
 
Voice dictation software Voice recognition software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Welford Chart Notes Medical software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
e-MDs topsChart Medical software
 
eClinicalWorks software Medical software
 
10-key calculators Calculators or accessories
 
Barcode attachment equipment Medical charting systems components or accessories
 
Barcode readers Bar code reader equipment
 
Credit card machines Electronic funds transfer point of sale equipment
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Dictaphones Dictation machines
 
Encoders Encoder decoder equipment
 
Fax machines Facsimile machines
 
Flat-top scanners Scanners
 
Label printers Compact disc CD or labeling printers
 
Laser printers Laser printers
 
Light pens Light stylus
 
Microfiche viewing machines Microfiche or microfilm viewer components or accessories
 
Microfilm viewing machines Microfiche or microfilm viewer components or accessories
 
Multi-line telephone systems Special purpose telephones
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Optical readers and writers Optical character recognition systems
 
Paper shredders Paper shredding machines or accessories
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Postal scales Postal scales
 
Scanners Scanners
 
Switchboards Premise branch exchange PBX systems
 
Tablet computers Tablet computers
 
Touch screen monitors Touch screen monitors
 
Typewriters Typewriters
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Records Technicians
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Related Work Experience None
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Records Technicians
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Administrative Support Assistant
Bill Pay Clerk
Cancer Registrar
Certified Coding Specialist
Certified Medical Coder
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Clerk
Clinical Analyst
Clinical Data Specialist
Clinical Office Technician
Clinical Secretary
Coder
Compliance Coordinator
Disability Rater
File Clerk
Filer
Health Data Analyst
Health Informatics Specialist
Health Information Administrator
Health Information Clerk
Health Information Coder
Health Information Management Clerk
Health Information Management Specialist
Health Information Management Technician
Health Information Specialist
Health Information Systems Technician
Health Record Technician
Health Records Technician
Health Services Information Specialist
Health Unit Clerk
Hipaa Compliance Officer
Historian
Hospital Unit Clerk
ICD-9 Coder (International Classification of Diseases Coder)
Insurance Coder
Library Historian
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Administrative Technician
Medical Biller Coder
Medical Billing Coder
Medical Billing Specialist
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
Medical Care Evaluation Specialist
Medical Claims Processor
Medical Clerk
Medical Coding Technician
Medical Data Analyst
Medical Insurance Coder
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist
Medical Office Technician
Medical Record Assistant
Medical Record Coder
Medical Record Consultant
Medical Record Specialist
Medical Records Analyst
Medical Records Clerk
Medical Records Coordinator
Medical Records Custodian
Medical Records Director
Medical Records Manager
Medical Records Specialist
Medical Records Technician
Medical Reimbursement Specialist
Medical Secretary
Medical Transcriptionist
Office Manager
Public Health Registrar
Receptionist
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Release of Information Specialist
Severity of Illness Coordinator
Tumor Registrar
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Records Technicians
 
 
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