Job Description

Under the direction of the Health Information Management (HIM) Supervisor of Release of Information (ROI), this position works collaboratively with Epic IT staff to ensure the integrity of the printed legal health record is maintained by performing audits of the Epic ROI print groups/reports and comparing to the corresponding clinical content within Epic. In addition, this position is responsible for reviewing legal, risk and high-profile requests for protected health information (PHI) to assist with mitigating risk, assure timely submission and quality reporting for the organization. Responsible for communicating the status of high risk internal and external requests for the release of PHI to MIHS Risk Management and Legal Department(s). Performs quality assurance, clinical pertinence and integrity reviews of correspondence, records and responses related to high risk internal and external requests for release of PHI in accordance with HIPAA and other Federal and State regulations. Responsible for delivering accurate, relevant and error free information that can be used to make informed business decisions. Assists with the planning, implementation and coordination of quality improvement projects and cost saving initiatives.

Qualifications: 

Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent. Working towards or completion of an Associate's degree program is preferred. Must have minimum of four (4) years of Health Information Management experience working with an Electronic Health Record system that demonstrates a strong understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Prefer certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) through AHIMA. Must successfully complete MIHS provided training related to HIPAA, State and Federal regulations as it pertains to health records. Epic system training is preferred. Requires the ability to work well independently in a fast-paced environment. Must demonstrate ability to learn within a short period. Must demonstrate proficiency in HIM database systems, Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Document Management (EDM) systems. Must demonstrate knowledge of HIPAA privacy and security regulations as evidenced by appropriately handling PHI, promoting confidentiality and using discretion when handling patient information. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word, Excel and Outlook). Must be able to categorize data both in an electronic and hard copy format. Must possess good interpersonal communication and strong customer service skills both verbally and in writing, including knowledge of basic grammar, spelling and punctuation. Requires the ability to work independently or as part of a team. Requires excellent organizational and team building skills. Must be quality conscious and customer oriented. Strong attention to detail is required. Must be able to influence and adjust positively to change and follow through on all assignments. Must be self-motivated and able to plan work activities and set effective priorities that are aligned with departmental and MIHS operational and fiscal goals. Requires knowledge in the use of a computer, fax machine, copier and scanner. Requires the ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.

 

 

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