Do you know which types of release of information requests require patient authorization? Can you accurately identify all requests that fall under the Treatment, Payment and Healthcare Operations umbrella? Can you recognize all the required elements of a valid authorization? If you aren’t sure how to answer all these questions, then this is the course for you! We will walk through several common ROI scenarios and by the end of this course, not only will you be confident in answering the questions above, but you will also have gained several new tools for your ROI toolbelt!
Lesson 1: Common Terminology
Define release of information (ROI) and other key terms integral to the release of information process
Classify types of requests which require patient’s authorization
Differentiate between the various types of requestors and the reason information is requested
Lesson 2: Understanding Authorization Requirements
Recognize the required elements of a valid authorization
Define a Personal Representative and provide some examples
Apply methods for validating an authorization as well as a patient’s identity before completing a request
Lesson 3: Legal Requirements for Releasing Records
Describe the federal laws governing ROI including the Minimum Necessary standard
Define Accounting of Disclosures
Compare State Laws and Federal Laws
Examine timeframe requirements for releasing information
This program has been approved for 1 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.