Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salary
Most Health Information Management Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.26 per hour. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Job Description for Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant
A health information management assistant organizes medical records. Proficient computer skills are necessary in order to use a variety of applications. Some duties that will be performed by the assistant are typing, sorting, filing, organizing expense reports, and keeping inventory.Read More...
The assistant will deal with confidential medical information, so it is important to follow regulations regarding their disclosure and handling. The assistant may file medical records such as patient charts and reports in order to better organize it. Some jobs will provide the assistant with more general clerical work, while others will require experience with medical record software, such as Medisoft, EMR, and EHR. Proficiency in ICD-9 coding is often necessary. Generally, a fast typing speed is also necessary. Much of the work is done independently, so it is important to be self-motivated. The assistant may be given multiple tasks at once, so it is important to be able to multitask while being organized. The assistant should be highly skilled in both written and verbal correspondence, as the assistant may serve as a liaison between other departments and outside parties. Strong customer service and communication skills are important in order to communicate with clients and other staff members.
Generally, a high school diploma is a minimum requirement, and some positions require training from a business school. Some positions require clerical experience, while others provide entry-level positions where training will be given. Most health information management assistants work in an office environment, though some may work virtually through telework.
Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Tasks
- Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
- Process and forward patient and physician record requests; utilizes paper and electronic systems.
- Organize and file all patients' medical records including charts and reports in order to compile documentation of conditions and treatments.
- Assist with departmental audits and research.
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Pay by Experience Level for Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $32K. Health Information Management Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $28K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $37K on average.
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