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Medical Records Director in the United States

How much does a Medical Records Director earn in the United States? The average Medical Records Director salary in the United States is $120,953 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $105,081 and $137,775. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Directs, establishes, and plans the overall policies and goals for a medical records department in support of hospital strategic objectives and program planning. Ensures that all health information management practices comply with JCAHO and other applicable standards. Oversees budgeting, quality improvement and staff hiring, evaluation and supervision. Develops systems and procedures to provide data for internal analysis and external reporting. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. Typically requires Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). Typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. Typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience.

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