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Release of Information Specialist - Release of Information Job
PeaceHealth | Vancouver, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 149827

PeaceHealth is seeking a Release of Information Specialist - Release of Information for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Night shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for thorough knowledge of the components of and location of  the ambulatory legal health record in order to administer the complete, accurate, and compliant disclosure of health information in conjunction with established protocols, federal (HIPAA I and II, Hi-Tech ARRA) and state regulatory requirements.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.  Respond to phone/FAX/mail and in-person inquiries for medical information; determines appropriateness of request and responds appropriately.

2. Review and process requests for disclosure of phi in compliance with the requirements for use and disclosure of confidential information and/or records per PeaceHealth Privacy and Security policies.

3. Responsible for retrieval of records in response to requests for information, reviews records for appropriate dates of service, minimum necessary standards, and conducts verification of identity per the content of the request.  May have to gather patient information from diverse sources.

4. Prepare invoices, packaging and collect payments for services provided.

5. Compose routine and non-routine reports/correspondence.  May represent PeaceHealth when required to appear in court.

6. Utilizes release of information software and EMR.

7. Obtains guidance from ROI Specialist II and Privacy Offices for appropriate interpretation on relevant policies, procedures and regulations for privacy, confidentiality, patient rights, and disclosure of information.

8. Communicates with attorneys and law enforcement, auditors, and insurance company representatives as well as other members of the PeaceHealth team regarding requests as needed, i.e. Risk Management, OI, etc.

9. Responsible for advanced knowledge of the ambulatory legal health record, HIPAA, and regulatory requirements for disclosure of phi.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:     

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Medical Terminology coursework required.
  • AA in HIM coursework preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

  • Minimum of two years health records experience in a healthcare setting required. 
  • Knowledge of HIPPA guidelines, federal and state laws governing disclosure of information.  Previous Release of Information experience preferred. 
  • Must have knowledge of office procedures/equipment.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • RHIT certification preferred.

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • Sufficient knowledge of functional areas within HIM or related professional field, where the exercise of judgment is related to applying applicable policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Proficient in the use of computer including MS Office applications and ability to operate complex software systems.
  • Ability to identify and resolve simple software or hardware problems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Vancouver, WA, Shared Services Center (802)
Job Category:  IT/Health Information Management
Shift:  Night
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $16.59, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: None

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || IT/Health Information Management || Full Time || HEALTH INFO MGMT

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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