Release of Info Specialist II

York, PA | Clerical and Administrative | Tracking Code: 68332

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor-Release of Information (ROI), responsible for the disclosure of WellSpan Health (WSH) patients’ medical records in accordance with regulatory requirements, hospital policies and procedures, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), federal and state regulations. Reviews MyWellSpan Proxy access requests. Prepares correspondence and medical records for release of protected health information (PHI).

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Responds to all incoming requests within established time frames and in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.
  2. Reviews incoming requests and determines what PHI is to be reproduced, being sensitive to the Minimum Necessary Requirement of the HIPAA Privacy Rules.
  3. Communicates with other WSH departments (Corporate Compliance, Patient Financial Services, and Imaging etc.) to obtain requested materials to fulfill requests.
  4. Contacts patients and other requestors to resolve issues with a request when necessary.
  5. Compiles requested information from the various electronic medical record systems, microfilm and paper records and scans into the ROI tracking software.
  6. Contacts providers to expedite and to obtain required authorization to release sensitive protected health information to patients.
  7. Responsible for reviewing MyWellSpan Proxy requests and following hospital policy will approve or deny the request.
  8. Performs data integrity checks on all PHI compiled in the ROI tracking software to reduce risk of an improper disclosure.
  9. Notifies the appropriate Health Information Management (HIM) Manager when data integrity issues are identified.
  10. Researches, analyses and proposes solutions and/or makes recommendations regarding ROI processes.
  11. Frequent travel to WSH practices to obtain paper medical record documentation for processing requests.
  12. Occasional travel between ROI work locations for meetings and training.
  13. Completes productivity and quality reports in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with HIM department policy.
 

Qualifications

 

  • Minimum Experience:
    • :12 – 18 months in healthcare setting
    • Required Course(s)/Training: Medical terminology within 6 months of hire
    • LMS tutorial - Authorization to Use or Disclose Health Information Form
  • Minimum Education:
    • : High School Diploma or GED
    • Preferred: Associates Degree in Health Information Technology
    • Preferred CredentialsRegistered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
  • Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal/communication/organizational skills
    • Excellent computer navigational skills
    • Ability to multitask with frequent interruptions
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize workload
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)