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Catholic Health Initiatives Abstractor in Chattanooga, Tennessee


The Chattanooga Heart Institute offers the most comprehensive cardiac care available in this region. Founded in 1976 we now have six offices in Tennessee and one in Georgia. Our practice is made up of 29 board-certified cardiologists and four cardiothoracic surgeons. We merged with CHI Memorial Health Care System in 2011 which is part of CommonSpirit Health. CommonSpirit has more than 700 care sites across the U.S. and is committed to building healthy communities.


Job Summary:

Responsible for interpreting and analyzing records on a daily basis for assigned physicians. Assists other healthcare professionals regarding patient assessments in order to document patient care and facilitate delivery of healthcare services. Chart work up, patient information retrieval and chart abstraction.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Process requests for medical records both outgoing and incoming from multiple sources.

  • Import test results into Electronic Health Record (EHR) in a timely manner.

  • Field incoming calls from patients, nurses and other medical facilities and provide friendly service and support.

  • Provide support in locating medical records from internal and external sources as needed.

  • Provide support in obtaining records from outside sources to complete chart for patient care.

  • Meet quality and productivity standards as established by the department.

  • Analyze patient medical records for physician appointments on a daily basis. Analyze, retrieve, and scan needed HIM records n order to facilitate completeness of patient chart for patient care.

  • Contact appropriate areas to obtain needed information such as Cath films and CD's Use of multiple software products, including but not limited to Chartmax, Meditech, McKesson, Cerner and other systems as needed to obtain hospital information and office procedures.

  • Follow established policies and procedures to contribute to the efficiency of the HIM Department.

  • Ability to understand various reports and place them in appropriate categories in Document Management.

  • Work closely with clinical staff and Physicians to ensure clinical abstraction is complete and correct.

  • Abstract data into the EHR according to established procedure.

  • Assign diagnosis codes to problems, per ICD-10 guidelines.

  • Provide administrative/clerical/technical support as assigned.

  • Use reference material appropriately and efficiently to facilitate accuracy, clarity and completeness of reports.

  • Interact effectively with physicians, nurses, other staff and patients and their family members in person and over the phone.



  • Associates degree in RHIT program preferred but other degreed programs accepted.


  • RHIT certification or equivalent experience with chart workup and abstraction with an associate level degree.


  • One year experience with EHR and chart abstraction in a medical practice setting.

Pay Range

$13.44 - $18.48 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.