Medical Records Director Salary
Women make up the vast majority of Medical Records Directors in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $17.41 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $6K, overall incomes of Medical Records Directors generally spread between $27K and $67K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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
- 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.
- Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for patient data services.
- Monitor, assess and ensure effective use the use of department resources.
- Develop and maintain computerized record management system processes.
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Popular Skills for Medical Records Director
Survey takers who work as Medical Records Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Coding, HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Records. Many workers who know Medical Coding also know Medical Records.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Medical Records Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $35K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $39K. Medical Records Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. Medical Records Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $46K.
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