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File #: 20-0685    Version: 1 Name: Behavioral health Salary Resolution Amendment
Type: Agenda Item Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 6/11/2020 In control: Behavioral Health
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: Salary Resolution No. 20-020
Title: Approve Amendment to the Salary Resolution adjusting the Salary for the position of Medical Records Coordinator effective July 13, 2020 as reflected on Appendix C.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Salary Resolution No. 20-020
DATE: July 7, 2020

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Dawan Utecht, Director, Department of Behavioral Health

SUBJECT: Behavioral Health Salary Resolution Amendment

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve Amendment to the Salary Resolution adjusting the Salary for the position of Medical Records Coordinator effective July 13, 2020 as reflected on Appendix C.
REPORT
Approval of the recommended action will adjust the current bi-weekly salary for the Medical Records Coordinator classification from $3,213 to $2,920 due to the removal of a valid Registered Health information Administrator (RHIA) certificate and the review of the comparable classifications found in the local labor market. The position oversees the management of the Department's medical records including electronic medical records, administers Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and is housed within the Administration Division. Due to the critical oversight of this position within the daily client service output of DBH with HIPAA oversight, this position is more aligned with the recommended salary range which will allow for a competitive hiring process.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Should your Board choose not to approve the recommended action, necessary updates to the salary and job specifications for the Medical Records Coordinator would not be implemented and DBH would not be able to compete in the current job market for qualified candidates. DBH will also continue to have a high level of exposure to HIPAA violations as Office Assistants are currently doing the work of a Medical Records Coordinator without the oversight of an onsite supervisor.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost (NCC) associated with the recommended action. The annual salaries and benefits of the current classification ($126,284) will be decreased 6.5%, for a total expense of $118,072. The estimated annual savings for FY 2020-21 is approximately $8,212. This position is funded with Medi...

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