hcr210r3_week1_reading2 - CHAPTER 2 Health Information...

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CHAPTER 2 Health Information Management Professionals ± 35 Chapter Outline Key Terms ²² cancer registrar case manager claims examiner coding and reimbursement specialist coding specialist consultant ethics health information manager health insurance specialist health services manager Listserv medical assistant medical office administrator medical office manager medical staff coordinator medical transcriptionist privacy officer professional practice experience professional practice supervisor quality manager reciprocity risk manager tumor registrar utilization manager vendor salesperson ³ Key Terms ³ Objectives ³ Introduction ³ Careers ³ Professional Practice Experience ³ Join Your Professional Association ³ Internet Links ³ Summary ³ Study Checklist ³ Chapter Review
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Objectives At the end of this chapter, the student should be able to: Differentiate among health information management career opportunities List training and credentialing processes for health information careers 36 Chapter 2 Identify professional organizations dedicated to health care professionals Name the benefits of completing an academic profes- sional practice experience Explain student responsibilities during the profes- sional practice experience INTRODUCTION This chapter will focus on a variety of career opportu- nities in health care and health information manage- ment, the role of the professional practice experience (or externship), the importance of joining professional organizations, the interpretation of professional codes of ethics, the impact of networking with other profes- sionals, and the development of opportunities for professional advancement. CAREERS Health information management combines a profes- sion in health care with information technology. Em- ployment opportunities are available in different types of health care settings as well as in a variety of positions within those settings. Depending on the aca- demic program in which you are enrolled and your future health care professional aspirations, one or more of the career opportunities discussed below will appeal to you. Each career discussed contains an overview of job requirements as well as information about training, credentialing, and current and future employment opportunities. Cancer Registrar Cancer registrars (or tumor registrars ) collect cancer data from a variety of sources and report cancer sta- tistics to government and health care agencies (e.g., state cancer registries). The primary responsibility of the cancer registrar is to ensure the timely, accurate, and complete collection and maintenance of cancer data. The cancer registrar enters information into a computer database, either manually or through data- base linkages and computer interfaces. They work closely with physicians, administrators, researchers, and health care planners to provide cancer program development support, ensure compliance with reporting standards, and serve as a valuable resource for cancer information. Training
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