Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Salary
The average Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $46K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
A registered health information administrator (RHIA) oversees the entering of data into the electronic health information system within a medical office or a hospital. This is usually a management job, so it is essential to have leadership skills. The administrator will oversee departments relating to medical records, coding, and transcriptions.Read More...
In some cases, the administrator may also be responsible for creating and modifying the health information database and other related software, in order to suit the organization’s needs. It is also important to establish standards about how medical records will be stored. Staff members will be trained by the RHIA, and their activities will usually be overseen on a daily basis. It is important to ensure compliance to privacy laws. It is also important to make sure that activities are done with accuracy and completeness. Sometimes, it may be essential to retrain staff members when gaps in performance and knowledge are noted, and it may be a part of the job to provide performance evaluations and to hire and fire staff when necessary. Scheduling of staff members will often be done by the administrator. Reports of performance will be created by the administrator on a periodic basis.
Strong typing and ten key skills, along with knowledge of medical terms and coding, are necessary. Usually, a bachelor’s degree in health information management is necessary. This involves taking a test to gain the RHIA certification. Experience in management is often required.
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Tasks
- Manage recruitment, hiring and training of staff.
- Supervise the release of information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
- Monitor all functions of the medical records department, including accuracy of records, coding and filing process.
- Assist in fiscal operations, including planning budgets and financial reporting.
- Oversee and supervise work activities and staff of the medical patient data service department.
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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $44K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $45K. On average, Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s make $52K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $65K.