Under general supervision, performs moderately complex administrative duties including processing requests for Protected Health Information (PHI) that contain patient authorization and other noncompulsory requests that do not require a signed authorization. Providing front-line customer service to attorneys, insurance companies, clinicians, patients, funeral homes in person and by telephone. Responsible for accounts receivable as it relates to invoicing, posting and collections for the Release of Information (ROI) division of the Health Information Management Department.
II. Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Process requests for health information in compliance with applicable statutes, departmental policies, guidelines, and state and federal regulatory requirements by using multiple electronic document management and electronic medical record systems, and other electronic and paper documentation associated with each facility.
The University of Maryland Medical System is a 14-hospital system with academic, community and specialty medical services reaching every part of Maryland and beyond. UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, Neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. UMMS is the fourth largest private employer in the Baltimore metropolitan area and one of the top 20 employers in the state of Maryland. No organization will give you the clinical variety, the support, or the opportunities for professional growth that you'll enjoy as a member of our team.
III. Education and Experience
High school graduate or equivalent required. Graduate of an accredited Health Record Technician program with RHIT preferred.
Minimum of two years' experience in a Health Information Management Department or other healthcare setting performing medical record duties, and one year performing release of information required.
IV. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong analytical and organizational skills; basic math skills; filing systems; State and Federal legal requirements for releasing health information; basic medical terminology; ability to prioritize workloads, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure; ability to work with general supervision; excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service and problem solving skills. Must be proficient with computer skills to navigate in several different computer systems.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) was created in 1984 when the state-owned University Hospital became a private, nonprofit organization. It has evolved into a multi-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond. UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the world's largest kidney transplant programs, as well as scores of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily. The hospitals and health systems that comprise UMMS are: University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, UM Capital Region Health, UM Charles Regional Medical Center, UM St. Joseph Medical Center, UM Upper Chesapeake Health, UM Shore Regional Health, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and UM Community Medical Group.