Tandem Hospital Partners

  • HIM Specialist

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Home Office (8 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday)
    Corporate Office
  • Overview


    Tandem Hospital Partners, LLC partners with leading hospital systems across the U.S. to build and manage state-licensed, CMS-accredited, acute care micro-hospitals. Tandem’s strong clinical, retail, and hospital industry experience establishes us as the preferred partner in this emerging industry segment with the most experienced, collaborative, values-driven leadership team in the space. By partnering with Tandem, hospitals are able to accommodate the growing demand for health care services, resulting in more convenient access to high quality, patient-centric emergency and inpatient care for the communities they serve.


    As an employee of Tandem Hospital Partners you have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, new model of healthcare. You will experience a work environment that includes the best of both worlds, a new innovative healthcare “micro-hospital” model, while also working in partnership with and representing the most reputable, recognized, and award-winning hospital brands in the United States. From excellent benefit plans to a family and service-oriented company culture, Tandem Hospital Partners offers its employees a rewarding and motivating career with work-life balance, continuing education, and career growth opportunities. 


    Job Opportunity – HIM Specialist

    Ensure chart integrity and completion within specified guidelines.  Performs release of information according to state and/or HIPAA standards. Perform charge reconciliation and charge validation.





    Essential Functions

    • Upholds the values and mission of the Tandem Hospital Partners family
    • Maintains patient confidentiality
    • Analyzes medical record to identify deficiencies and assigns deficiencies to the correct provider.
    • Manages medical record deficiencies to ensure chart completion according to standards.
    • Communicates with health care providers to keep them informed of chart availability and deficiency status
    • Insures that all record keeping and information disbursement complies with local policies, federal and state laws
    • and statutes and HIPAA regulations
    • Appropriately and accurately pulls records for patient care, quality review, physician review, committee review and audits in a timely manner.
    • Observe confidentiality and safeguards all patient related information.
    • Responsible for coordinating the release of medical information to insurance companies, lawyers, state, and federal agencies.
    • Responsible for processing of subpoenas and court orders, at the direction of the HIMS director/manager.
    • Verify authorizations in accordance with hospital policy and procedures and state and federal laws. Ensure that all requests for records are stamped with date received and logged in the correspondence log book.
    • Performs charge reconciliation and collects information for identifying operational trends within charge capture.
    • Manages outstanding and/or incorrect charges for each medical record.
    • Maintain a good working relationship within the department and other departments.
    • Adhere to hospital requirements, policies, and standards.
    • Provide excellent customer service.
    • Answering main phone line in the department.
    • Complete annual education requirements in relation to the job function
    • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
    • Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations
    • Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices
    • Communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the organization
    • Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities
    • Attend regular staff meetings
    • Perform other duties as assigned





    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school graduate or equivalent
    • 2 years’ hospital medical records experience preferred
    • Candidate must possess a working knowledge of HIPPA
    • Medical anatomy, physiology and terminology preferred
    • Working knowledge of CPT and ICD-10 codes
    • Basic Computer skills including Microsoft Suite

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge of health information management services.
    • Knowledge of documentation regulations of JCAHO and CMS
    • Knowledge of ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS and HIPAA requirements
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations.
    • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude.
    • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information.
    • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner.
    • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
    • Excellent understanding of the organizations goals and objectives
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff
    • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
    • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
    • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
    • Strong customer service orientation
    • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
    • Ability to work with all levels of staff to define business requirements and goals, and to identify and resolve issues
    • Ability to foster effective relationships and build consensus through the all levels of leadership in the organization
    • Knowledge and ability to work on large-scale complex projects that include multiple strategic goals and multiple tactical tasks
    • Knowledge and ability of needs, goals, deliverables and interdependencies of other functional departments
    • Able to keep a positive attitude and problem solving stance in difficult circumstances
    • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
    • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to be extremely effective independently


    Corporate Office, Downtown Houston, Texas


    Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

    Work is performed during regular work hours, but will require overtime and/or weekend hours to meet deadlines.

    Position requires light to moderate work with up to 50 pounds’ maximum weight to lift and carry.

    Position requires reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hands and/or fingers, talking and/or hearing, and seeing.

    Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    Eligibility Requirements

    If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States, and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. TN, H1B status), now or in the future.

    Tandem Hospital Partners strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment.  THP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, Veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


    The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job description and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks and responsibilities.  Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


    Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.



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