Release of Information Specialist

Job ID: J132834
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny General Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Dec 7, 2018

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Releases patient information from medical records. Performs all functions in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, Medical Staff Rules and Regulations, The Joint Commissions, HIPAA, and State and Federal Regulations.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Processes written and telephone requests for release of medical records or medical information to internal and external requestors. Validates the authority to release information to external parties such as law enforcement and attorneys. Ensures that each release is in compliance with policies, procedures, and all regulations. Releases reports via auto fax, fax, or photocopy. (70%)
  • Processes “walk-in” requests for copies of medical records from patients, attorneys, police, or other third parties. (15%)
  • Responds to subpoena duces tecum, search warrants, and court orders. (5%)
  • Enters all correspondence requests into the correspondence management system(s). Processes pre-billing and invoices as needed. Maintains current chart management of all correspondence. (5%)
  • Processes release of information and prepare records for patient billing, financial requests, and audits. (5%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 2 years of relevant experience required if incumbent doesn’t have Associate’s degree

Preferred

  • Associate’s degree
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certification
  • 2 years of relevant experience

Compliance Requirement: As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.  
 
Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements. 
 
 

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