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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Information Services
Release of Information Specialist
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Job Description


The Release of Information Specialist will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of the daily activities in the release of information area. The Specialist will ensure that all requests are HIPAA compliant, completed in a timely manner and within the standards set by law, will handle complicated and special requests, and will interact with attorneys and patients regarding legal issues.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

* Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
* Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
* Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
* Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
* Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
* Career Training and Educational Opportunities
* Merchant Discounts
* Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary: Commensurate with experience.


* Receives and reviews Authorizations for Release of Information and determines if the release of health information is appropriate and in keeping with state and federal laws and HIPAA Regulatory Guidelines
* Prepares records for release after analyzing the requests and determining the health information pertinent to the request;
* Monitors and forwards health information requests to appropriate areas within the institution;
* Releases health information phone requests and by facsimile in emergency situations following verification
* Other dutie as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management and one (1) year of medical or legal experience - OR - an Associate's Degree and three (3) years' of medical or legal experience - OR - an Associate's degree with a current RHIT (Registered Health Information Tech) or RHIA (Registered Health Information Admin) and one (1) year of medical or legal experience.
* Current RHIT or RHIA may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
* Must obtain RHIT or RHIA within two (2) years of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Current RHIT or RHIA or eligibility preferred

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and registry check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant, except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

Physical RequirementsStand: FrequentlySit: ContinuouslyWalk: FrequentlyBend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: OccasionallyLift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbsUse hands to touch, handle, or feel: ContinuouslyTalk: FrequentlyHear: FrequentlyTaste or smell: NeverRead, concentrate, think analytically: ContinuouslyPhysical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office EnvironmentNoise Level: ModerateVisual Requirements: Near visual acuityHazards: None