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Working As A Medical Records Analyst

  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $53,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Medical Records Analyst Do

Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data by ensuring that it maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.

Duties

Health information technicians typically do the following:

  • Review patients’ records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data
  • Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
  • Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
  • Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis 
  • Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
  • Maintain confidentiality of patients’ records

Health information technicians document patients’ health information, including their medical history, symptoms, examination and test results, treatments, and other information about healthcare services that are provided to patients. Their duties vary by employer and by the size of the facility in which they work.

Although health information technicians do not provide direct patient care, they work regularly with registered nurses and other healthcare professionals. They meet with these workers to clarify diagnoses or to get additional information to make sure that records are complete and accurate.

The increasing adaptation and use of electronic health records (EHRs) will continue to change the job responsibilities of health information technicians. Technicians will need to be familiar with, or be able to learn, EHR computer software, follow EHR security and privacy practices, and analyze electronic data to improve healthcare information, as more healthcare providers and hospitals adopt EHR systems.

Health information technicians can specialize in many aspects of health information. Some work as medical coders, sometimes called coding specialists, or as cancer registrars.

Medical coders typically do the following:

  • Review patient information for preexisting conditions, such as diabetes
  • Assign appropriate diagnoses and procedure codes for patient care, population health statistics, and billing purposes
  • Work as a liaison between the health clinician and billing offices

Cancer registrars typically do the following:

  • Review patients’ records and pathology reports to verify completeness and accuracy
  • Assign classification codes to represent the diagnosis and treatment of cancers and benign tumors
  • Conduct annual followups to track treatment, survival, and recovery
  • Compile and analyze cancer patient information for research purposes
  • Maintain facility, regional, and national databases of cancer patients

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How To Become A Medical Records Analyst

Health information technicians typically need a postsecondary certificate to enter the occupation, although some may need an associate’s degree. Certification is often required.

Education

Postsecondary certificate and associate’s degree programs in health information technology typically include courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, health data requirements and standards, classification and coding systems, healthcare reimbursement methods, healthcare statistics, and computer systems. Applicants to health information technology programs may increase their chances of admission by taking high school courses in health, computer science, math, and biology.

A high school diploma or equivalent and previous experience in a healthcare setting are enough to qualify for some positions, but most jobs for health information technicians require postsecondary education.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Health information technicians must be able to understand and follow medical records and diagnoses, and then decide how best to code them in a patient’s medical records.

Detail oriented. Health information technicians must be accurate when recording and coding patient information.

Integrity. Health information technicians work with patient data that are required, by law, to be kept confidential. They must exercise caution and a strong sense of ethics when working with this information in order to protect patient confidentiality.

Interpersonal skills. Health information technicians need to be able to discuss patient information, discrepancies, and data requirements with other professionals such as physicians and finance personnel.

Technical skills. Health information technicians must be able to use coding and classification software and the electronic health record (EHR) system that their healthcare organization or physician practice has adopted.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most employers prefer to hire health information technicians who have certification, or they may expect applicants to earn certification shortly after being hired. A health information technician can earn certification from several organizations. Certifications include the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR), among others.

Some organizations base certification on passing an exam. Others require graduation from an accredited program. Many coding certifications also require coding experience in a work setting. Once certified, technicians typically must renew their certification regularly and take continuing education courses.

A few states and facilities require cancer registrars to be licensed. Licensure requires the completion of a formal education program and the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certification.

Advancement

Health information technicians may advance to other health information positions by receiving additional education and certifications. Technicians may be able to advance to a position as a medical or health services manager after completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree program and taking the required certification courses. Requirements vary by facility.

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Average Length of Employment
Medical Coder 3.7 years
Records Analyst 3.2 years
Top Careers Before Medical Records Analyst
Internship 4.8%
Cashier 4.8%
Consultant 3.4%
File Clerk 2.5%
Top Careers After Medical Records Analyst
Cashier 4.3%
Consultant 4.2%
Analyst 3.8%
Specialist 3.5%

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Medical Records Analyst Demographics

Gender

Female

69.3%

Male

17.3%

Unknown

13.4%
Ethnicity

White

61.4%

Hispanic or Latino

14.4%

Black or African American

13.2%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.0%

French

8.6%

Portuguese

2.9%

Chinese

2.9%

Telugu

2.9%

Greek

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Armenian

2.9%

Hebrew

2.9%

Mandarin

2.9%

Polish

2.9%

Arabic

2.9%

Korean

2.9%
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Medical Records Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

21.7%

Kaplan University

7.9%

Northeastern University

5.8%

Ashford University

5.3%

Strayer University

4.8%

Community College of Philadelphia

4.2%

Temple University

4.2%

University of Akron

4.2%

Everest Institute

3.7%

Del Mar College

3.7%

Walden University

3.7%

American InterContinental University

3.7%

Baker College

3.7%

Liberty University

3.7%

Grand Canyon University

3.7%

Hinds Community College

3.2%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.2%

Nova Southeastern University

3.2%

George Mason University

3.2%

Cuyahoga Community College

3.2%
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Majors

Health Care Administration

24.0%

Business

18.2%

Nursing

13.1%

Computer Information Systems

7.4%

Medical Assisting Services

5.0%

Psychology

4.6%

Information Technology

3.7%

Management

3.2%

Medical Technician

2.3%

Accounting

2.3%

Computer Science

2.2%

Biology

1.9%

General Studies

1.8%

Criminal Justice

1.8%

Education

1.7%

Human Services

1.6%

Public Health

1.4%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

1.4%

Liberal Arts

1.4%

Human Resources Management

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

31.1%

Other

24.5%

Associate

16.2%

Masters

15.2%

Certificate

8.5%

Diploma

3.0%

Doctorate

1.1%

License

0.4%
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$33,000
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Best Paying Company
Rochester Regional Health
Highest Paying City
Marlboro, NJ
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Medical Records Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Medical Records Analyst in the United States is $53,649 per year or $26 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $33,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $86,000.

Real Medical Records Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Medical Analyst-Utilization and Patient Services Internal Medicine Canovanas Group Canvanas, PR Oct 01, 2013 $61,483
Medical Analyst-Utilization and Patient Services Internal Medicine Canovanas Group Canvanas, PR Oct 01, 2010 $61,483
Medical Records Analyst Midwest Clinical Research Associates, Inc. Moline, IL May 05, 2009 $48,630
Medical Policy and Records Analyst Alohacare Urban Honolulu, HI Sep 10, 2014 $45,000
Medical Record Analyst Triohm Healthware, LLC Nutley, NJ Aug 30, 2013 $36,463
Medical Records Analyst Triohm Healthware, LLC Nutley, NJ Aug 30, 2013 $36,463
Medical Records Analyst Triohm Medical Systems, Inc. Nutley, NJ Aug 30, 2010 $30,992
Medical Records Analyst Triohm Medical Systems, Inc. Nutley, NJ Oct 09, 2009 $28,642
Medical Records Analyst Triohm Medical Systems, Inc. Nutley, NJ Dec 04, 2009 $28,642
Medical Records Analyst Triohm Medical Systems, Inc. Nutley, NJ Oct 01, 2009 $28,642

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Top Skills for A Medical Records Analyst

  1. Medical Records
  2. Patient Care
  3. Centricity Electronic Medical Records
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  • Reviewed medical records for accuracy and completion for insurance reporting and compliance with the Medical Information Bureau.
  • Worked with Providers and Patient Care Manager to resolve issues regarding chart deficiencies and compliance with documentation requirements.
  • Create customized workflows for clinics and hospitals that were originally using paper records and transitioning to electronic medical records.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations by appropriately handling patient information.
  • Represented patient best interests by researching local resources to accommodate financial needs and provide exceptional health care.

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