What is a Medical Records Specialist?

Medical Records Specialist Job Description

Medical records specialists are responsible for maintaining the accuracy and security of medical records, such as those pertaining to a patient’s medical history, test results and other health information. 



Typical Job Duties

• Notify physicians if any medical report details need to be clarified

• Assign codes to categorize diagnosis and procedures

• If employed as a cancer registrar, must assign codes to records for the different cancer diagnosis and treatments

• Ensure accurate and proper documentation of a patient’s medical history

• If employed in a private health care system, may work in the coding of medical records for financial reimbursement 



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