Medical Records Director Salary
Medical Records Directors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $17.11 per hour for pay. Earnings sit near $12.52 per hour on the lower side but can approach $24.23 on the higher side. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Medical Records Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$32,776 - $92,298|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $4,000|
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|$26,628 - $65,435|
|Hourly Rate||$12.52 - $24.23|
|Overtime||$7.66 - $41.11|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $4,000|
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Job Description for Medical Records Director
Medical records directors typically work in a hospital, clinic, or other health care facility. They are responsible for compiling, processing, and maintaining medical records for their facility's patients, making sure the files contain all needed information and are correct and secure. In all tasks, these directors must follow the standards and protocols of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and of their facility to protect patient confidentiality. Medical records directors must know and use the health care industry's standardized numerical coding system.Read More...
Medical records directors may hire, supervise, and manage personnel to ensure the medical record system meets medical, administrative, legal, and facility requirements. Additionally, these directors may serve as a go-between for physicians and members of their team to make sure records are completed as quickly as possible. Medical records directors need to keep track of information removed from charts and make sure it is returned, as well as develop and enact policies and processes for keeping track of, filing, and pulling information.
Most medical records directors have at least an associate’s degree in medical records management or health information management; many facilities require a bachelor’s degree or even a master’s degree. Almost all employers require experience in coding and/or classification technology, as well as relevant certification. Medical records directors typically work full time during regular business hours, although some evenings and weekends may be required depending on the facility.
Medical Records Director Tasks
- Monitor, assess and ensure effective use the use of department resources.
- Develop and maintain computerized record management system processes.
- Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for patient data services.
- Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
- Plan and direct the health information management service areas, ensuring compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.
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Popular Skills for Medical Records Director
Medical Records Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Coding, HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Aptitude in Medical Coding tends to also indicate an understanding of Medical Records.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Director
Pay by Experience for a Medical Records Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Records Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Records Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Medical Records Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 49 salaries. A Medical Records Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 24 salaries.
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