The security, completeness and accuracy of patient data are critical. In the healthcare industry, Electronic Health Records Specialists serve an important role, which is why most employers require a certification. Employment is expected to increase by 14% from 2016 – 2026 with a 2018 median annual wage of $40,350 (Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections).
As an Electronic Health Records Specialist, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
- Audit patient records for compliance
- Abstract clinical information for reports
- Perform basic coding to submit reimbursement claims
- Process Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
- Review patient records to ensure completion and accuracy
- Collect patient demographic and insurance information
- Discuss patient information with physicians and insurance professionals
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