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Release of Information Clerk Job

Job Number: TMH17824

Job Title: Release of Information Clerk

Department: Health Information Services - 1104670

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

BASIC KNOWLEDGE:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Access, Excel and Word.
EXPERIENCE:
  • Two years in an office environment with electronic medical records experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
  • Customer Service skills required.
  • Must be detail-oriented.

The Medical Records Clerk - Release of Information Clerk reports to the Health Information Services (HIS) Manager. Is responsible for all aspects of managing the release of medical information in compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), hospital and departmental policies and third party payor requirements. Ensures that all released information meets demands of the Rhode Island Health Care Confidentiality Act, RI AIDS, Federal Statutes for Drug and Alcohol Abuse and the Joint Commission (TJC) recommendations. Collaborates with Risk Management to ensure that potentially litigious records are identified and maintained in accordance with Policies and Procedures. Greets visitors and answers telephone.