Job Description

Location: Steward Health Care
Posted Date: 7/22/2022

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Master Patient Index Specialist position shall be responsible for combining duplicate medical record numbers created within the MPI application in Meditech. They will be responsible for running duplicate reports within Meditech and working the report daily. This position will maintain accuracy and the integrity of the Master Patient Index. The MPI Specialist interfaces with local HIM, Admitting/Registration, EMPI team and other hospital department personnel to coordinate MPI monitory and corrections to maintain MPI integrity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Download appropriate Master Patient Index duplicate audit report.
  • Work the Master Patient Index duplicate report daily until all backlog is caught up
  • Identifies all errors to include spelling, date of birth, sex and social security number.
  • Reviews both medical records and determines if a duplicate medical record number exists by verifying all identifying data and comparing signatures.
  • When a duplicate medical record number is assigned, always makes appropriate corrections to the patients' medical records on the Merge Medical Record Number function in Meditech.
  • When necessary, works with the EMPI team to get incorrectly merged medical record numbers unmerged.
  • When necessary, works with the EMPI team to get accounts from one patient’s record to correct patients record. (Example: Father and son; senior and junior)
  • Compiles weekly report which is submitted to the HIM Shared Service Manager to include total number of duplicates merged
  • Is supportive of others and provides help and assistance when possible
  • Attends and participates in team meetings
  • Keeps others informed
  • Performs other duties as directed

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Experience with HIM chart review and MPI merging
  • Meditech experience preferred
  • Microsoft Office (Word, One Note, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education: Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management or a related field preferred.
  2. Experience: Minimum three years HIM experience within an Acute Care Hospital setting or MPI experience.
  3. Certification/Licensure: RHIA or RHIT preferred
  4. Software/Hardware: Meditech experience preferred
  5. Travel: None expected

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