Release of Information Part 1 Basics

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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

Target Audience

  • HIM staff
  • Release of Information staff
  • Billing staff
  • Registration staff
  • Ancillary staff with release of information responsibility

CE Credits

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.

Purchasing Details

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    I thought the assessment was good an I would recommend it to others.

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    The course was easy to follow, fun, interesting. I liked it a lot and learned some things. Thank you.

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