Job Description

Medical Records Specialist Job 2932 (Billing and Medical Records)
Lexington, KY, United States of America


The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) is an independent public health agency charged with helping Lexington be well since 1904 and proudly nationally accredited since 2014. Vision: We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation. Mission: Helping Lexington be well. Values: We commit to being... Caring: We will treat our clients, community and coworkers with compassion and kindness. Accountable: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Respectful: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Equitable: We will provide services and care equitably to all of our clients throughout the community. Service: We are here to serve our clients and community. LFCHD provides a wide range of public health services for the community, including restaurant inspections, flu shots, HANDS visits for moms and dads, diabetes prevention/management, training to licensed child care providers, nutrition through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, school health, a needle exchange program to fight the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, and much more. Visit to learn more about LFCHD!

Job Skills / Requirements

External application deadline is June 14, 2021.  Applications received by June 14 will be given first consideration on the official list of eligible candidates. 

Now hiring for full-time Medical Records Specialist, 37.5 hours per week with a full benefits package. 

The pay rate is $13.60 per hour. 

Responsible for gathering, processing, and in-taking patient medical records and reporting patient information for health standards.  This position will ensure medical records are maintained in a manner compliant wtih Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, along with ethical, legal and regulatory requirements of the medical services systems. 

Complies with federal HIPAA regulations and LFCHD policies, protecting the privacy and security of patient information to maintain manual and computerized patient medical information; assists patient to make informed decisions regarding the release of their medical records, and responds to release of medical records requests and legal subpoenas per established LFCHD policies, procedures, and HIPAA regulations.  

Must have a high school or GED and one (1) years of experience. Medical records experience in a healthcare setting or medical office clerical experience with computerized and/or manual filing systems with basic understanding of medical terminology. 



Education Requirements (Any)

High School Diploma/GED

Additional Information / Benefits

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time and part-time eligible employees, including paid time off (annual and sick leave accruals). Employee benefits summary: Four medical plans are offered, so you can select the coverage that best meets your needs. Two plan options include an employer-funded health reimbursement account. Employees who waive medical coverage are eligible for an employer-funded health reimbursement account that receives $175 per month. Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance is available with three plan options ranging from basic to comprehensive. Additional benefits include basic life insurance and long term disability; cafeteria plans; wellness program, employee assistance program; paid holidays; paid annual leave and paid sick leave; and tuition reimbursement program. Retirement Benefits include the Kentucky Employees' Retirement System and Cash Balance plan and Kentucky Deferred Compensation which includes 401(k), 457, and IRA options.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Team Leader Billing

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1