Sanford Health Associate Release of Information Technician - Health Information in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Associate Release of Information Technician | Health Information | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Department : HIM ROI

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for processing medical records requests through prompt and courteous service in a fast-paced, high volume, customer focused environment. Answers and conducts business on the phone routinely while maintaining excellent customer service skills. Professionally handle requests and inquiries for patient health information submitted by mail, fax, phone, and in-person. Process requests in a timely and efficient manner within established timeline standards, maintaining quality and accuracy. Validate requests and authorizations according to established procedures. Ensure any issues that arise are resolved promptly, thoroughly, and courteously. Safeguard and protect the patients right to privacy by ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the patients medical information. Maintain strict confidentiality of patient information in compliance with HIPAA and state and federal regulations. Able to interact effectively and demonstrate strong communication skills when dealing with all customers, including physicians, peers, patients, and external customers. Work comfortably with frequent interruptions. Able to multitask and handle multiple priorities. Work with a high level of accuracy. May perform other duties as assigned to support business needs. Escalate issues to supervisor for resolution as deemed necessary. Contribute to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adhere to department policies, procedures, and quality standards. May perform other duties as assigned to support business needs.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Identifies tasks or outputs that require accuracy and detail-level attention. Asks questions and seeks help when needed. Uses different communication styles to effectively relate to diverse customer types. Focuses activities on developing and maintaining positive customer relationships. Adheres to established internal standards and procedures abstracted from HIPAA. Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained. Speaks clearly and understandably, using appropriate words, grammar and mannerisms. Provides direct service to internal or external customers.

DEPARTMENT DETAILS

Hours for this full time position will generally be 8:30am- 5:00pm. Summary: Answers and conducts business on the phone routinely while maintaining excellent

customer service skills. Professionally handle requests and inquiries for patient health information submitted by fax,

phone. Ensure any issues that arise are resolved promptly, thoroughly, and courteously. Safeguard and protect the patient’s right to privacy by ensuring that only

authorized individuals have access to the patient’s medical information. Maintain strict confidentiality of patient information in compliance with HIPAA and state and federal regulations. Able to interact effectively and demonstrate strong communication skills when dealing with all customers, including physicians, peers, patients, and external customers. Work comfortably with frequent interruptions. Able to multitask and handle multiple priorities. Work with a high level of accuracy. May perform other duties as assigned to support business needs. Escalate issues to supervisor for resolution as deemed necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate's degree in Health Information Technology or other healthcare field preferred. A minimum of 1 year of customer service experience preferably in a health care setting, working with customers both in person and via phone required. Prior work experience in HIM Department related to record maintenance completion or release of information preferred. Ability to type a minimum of 35 words per minute.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community,

across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Job Function: Revenue Cycle

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req24850