Healthcare Leadership and Innovation

HIM Manager

  • 1.  HIM Manager

    Posted 07-23-2018 16:41
    ​What are the requirements for a HIM Manager? Do they HAVE TO HAVE a RHIT or an RHIA to be able to be a manager?

    What if it is only over the medical records section and not over the coding/compliance area? Does that change anything?

    Amber Clouse, RHIT
    Health Information Department Manager
    Pratt Regional Medical Center

  • 2.  RE: HIM Manager

    Posted 07-24-2018 00:39
    Hi there! I was able to get hired as an HIM manager without my RHIT or RHIA back in 2016, but it is very rare. I'd say about 95% of the HIM management or supervisory jobs I've seen required a credential, and usually some HIM experience on top of that. The ones that don't require it, have it as a strongly preferred qualification.

    Angelique Jefferson
    HIM Associate II
    The University of Kansas Hospital