Medical records clerks normally report to an office manager or supervisor, and are expected to handle many different roles as regards the handling of records, files, and data. They often help with the handling and filing of data, which can involve filing various patient charts and files in physical form and through computer data entry. In most medical offices, the clerk is expected to scan and file various documents related to prescriptions and prescription files as well.
Medical Records Clerk Tasks
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.
Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
Process and forward patient and physician record requests; utilizes paper and electronic systems.