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Working As A Medical Records Manager

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

  • Repetitive

  • $67,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Medical Records Manager 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 Manager

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
Records Supervisor 4.6 years
Records Manager 3.9 years
Top Careers Before Medical Records Manager
Cashier 3.7%
Manager 3.6%
Internship 3.0%
Top Careers After Medical Records Manager
Manager 4.6%
Consultant 3.9%
Cashier 3.9%
Specialist 3.1%

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Medical Records Manager Demographics

Gender

Female

69.2%

Male

19.2%

Unknown

11.6%
Ethnicity

White

63.0%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Black or African American

11.8%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

59.1%

French

11.4%

Vietnamese

4.5%

Portuguese

2.3%

Czech

2.3%

Nepali

2.3%

Telugu

2.3%

German

2.3%

Albanian

2.3%

Filipino

2.3%

Malayalam

2.3%

Hindi

2.3%

Russian

2.3%

Italian

2.3%
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Medical Records Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

25.6%

Kaplan University

9.9%

Walden University

5.2%

Capella University

4.7%

East Carolina University

4.1%

The Academy

4.1%

Florida State University

4.1%

Liberty University

4.1%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.5%

Ferris State University

3.5%

University of Central Florida

3.5%

Eastern Kentucky University

3.5%

Strayer University

3.5%

Webster University

3.5%

New York University

2.9%

Ashford University

2.9%

Temple University

2.9%

Old Dominion University

2.9%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

2.9%

South University

2.9%
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Majors

Health Care Administration

22.7%

Business

21.6%

Computer Information Systems

9.2%

Nursing

8.9%

Medical Assisting Services

5.7%

Psychology

4.5%

Management

3.7%

Education

2.5%

Information Technology

2.4%

Liberal Arts

2.1%

Public Health

2.0%

Accounting

1.9%

Criminal Justice

1.8%

Computer Science

1.6%

General Studies

1.6%

Social Work

1.6%

Biology

1.6%

Communication

1.6%

Medical Technician

1.6%

English

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

32.1%

Other

25.0%

Associate

17.6%

Masters

12.4%

Certificate

8.4%

Diploma

2.6%

Doctorate

1.1%

License

0.7%
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Average Yearly Salary
$67,000
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$37,000
Min 10%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
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$67,000
Median 50%
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Median 50%
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Median 50%
$120,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Trinity Health
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Medical Records Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Medical Records Manager in the United States is $67,377 per year or $32 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $120,000.

Real Medical Records Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Medical Records Manager MAWI Consulting, LLC Arcadia, CA Feb 26, 2015 $91,957
Electronic Medical Records Manager Physomnia Medical Management LLC San Antonio, TX Aug 22, 2016 $89,300
Electronic Medical Records Manager Physomnia Medical Management LLC San Antonio, TX Jan 10, 2016 $89,300
Electronic Medical Records Manager United Medical, LLC Newark, DE Jan 05, 2012 $85,000
Medical Records Manager St. Home Health Corporation Downey, CA Aug 17, 2012 $82,451
Medical Records Services Manager Universal Medical Records Information Network Corp Cortlandt, NY Sep 15, 2015 $80,163
Electronic Medical Records Manager United Medical Newark, DE Oct 01, 2011 $80,000
Electronic Medical Records Manager United Medical, LLC Newark, DE Sep 15, 2010 $80,000
Medical Records Services Manager Universal Medical Records Information Network Corp Cortlandt, NY Sep 25, 2014 $77,813
Medical Records Manager South Shore Opticians Valley Stream, NY Sep 13, 2010 $77,344
Medical Records Manager Metropolitan Diagnostics Lab L.L.C New York, NY Apr 28, 2012 $75,132
Medical Records Manager Potomac Home Health Care Rockville, MD Sep 01, 2010 $72,696
Medical Records Manager Medical Associates of Manhattan, P.C. New York, NY Sep 20, 2010 $72,022
Medical Records Manager BTY Dental Group LLC Anchorage, AK Sep 21, 2016 $66,680
Medical Records Manager BTY Dental Group LLC Anchorage, AK Apr 13, 2016 $66,456
Medical Records Manager Caregivers Home Health Services Incorporated Falls Church, VA Jan 01, 2011 $65,790
Medical Records Manager Esprit Homecare LLC Falls Church, VA Oct 01, 2011 $65,790
Medical Records Manager Potomac Home Health Care Washington, DC Oct 01, 2010 $65,790
Medical Records Manager Caregivers Home Health Services Incorporated Falls Church, VA Mar 01, 2011 $65,790
Medical Records Manager Heights Family Practice PLLC Pearland, TX Sep 11, 2014 $61,754
Dialysis Medical Records Manager Southwest Acute Mobile Dialysis, Inc. Houston, TX Apr 27, 2012 $60,632
Medical/Clinical Records Manager Angel City Family Care Services Cerritos, CA Apr 01, 2010 $60,502 -
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Medical/Clinical Records Manager Angel City Family Care Services Cerritos, CA Oct 01, 2010 $60,502 -
$29
Medical/Clinical Records Manager Angel City Family Care Services Cerritos, CA Dec 20, 2009 $60,502
Medical Records and Billing Manager Franco Dental Office III, Ltd. Glendale Heights, IL Oct 01, 2011 $60,000
Medical Records and Billing Manager Franco Dental Office III, Ltd. Glendale Heights, IL Jan 24, 2011 $60,000
Medical Records Manager Glacier Dental LLC Anchorage, AK Sep 28, 2013 $59,646

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Top Skills for A Medical Records Manager

  1. Medical Records
  2. Patient Care
  3. Procedures
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  • Worked with physicians, colleagues and vendor to enhance electronic medical records objectives while providing administrative support.
  • Assisted in maintaining requirements to meet objectives using certified electronic health record technology to improve patient care.
  • Assisted consultant pharmacists by obtaining facility data from system as needed and also informs consultant pharmacists regarding department procedures.
  • Coordinate function of medical records with other hospital and clinical departments to ensure compliance with utilization and accreditation requirements.
  • Maintained a professional relationship with other agencies ensuring that disclosure of pertinent information did not violate HIPAA regulations or client confidentiality.

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