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Release of Information Specialist - Health Information Management - Full Time

Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Minimum: $12.37 - Maximum: $17.94 JOB SUMMARY Reviews, processes and tracks internal and external requests for Protected Health Information (PHI) for the organization in a timely fashion, ensuring accuracy and providing the highest quality in customer service. Safeguards and protects the patient's right to privacy by ensuring that only authorized individuals are grated access to the patient's medical information. Confirms that all releases of information are in compliance with the request, authorization, Trinity Health policies and HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) regulations. JOB DUTIES 1. Actively demonstrates the organization’s mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values. 2. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information. 3. Receives and validates authorizations for release of information according to current legal and hospital requirements. Verifies authorizations for release of PHI are compliant with federal/state laws. 4. Responds to subpoenas, court orders and search warrants in accordance with state law and according to Trinity Health policies and procedures. 5. Logs, processes and fulfills requests for PHI, according to minimum necessary guidelines. 6. Retrieves health records stored in various types of media from various locations. 7. Facilitates the resolution of problematic situations and informs appropriate leadership of action taken. 8. Communicates professionally with patients, physicians, attorneys, insurance representatives, law enforcement agencies and hospital staff and others regarding release of PHI. 9. Assists in development and implementation of improved workflow processes. Suggest ways to continually improve quality, productivity, expenses and work processes. 10. Keeps equipment operational by following established procedures and trains others to do the same. 11. Orients, trains and provides education as well as guidance for staff related to release of information. 12. Cross trains within HIM. 13. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed. JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES Education: High school diploma required. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of health records as normally obtained through an Associate Degree in Health Information Technology or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Licensure: RHIT certification preferred. Experience: One to two years of health records experience in a hospital/medical office setting with high volume correspondence and clerical duties. Other Job Requirements: Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, collaboration and relationship-building skills. Strong critical thinking skills and ability to integrate knowledge. Prioritization and organizational skills required. Demonstrated ability to use a standard desktop and windows based computer system, including a basic understanding of email, internet and computer navigation. Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions on the job. Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.

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