Releases and copies medical records for outside agencies, patients, courts etc. in an established process and procedure, following state and federal laws for legal release of health information. Under minimal supervision, audits the medical record to ensure completeness and legibility. Pull medical charts to prepare clinical lines. Files loose paperwork daily and accurately. Maintain the four-part chart accurately. Duties include release of information for medical record requests and answering customer questions via telephone. Provides administrative assistance to the Denver Sheriff Health Services Unit. Maintain a high level of Confidentiality. Maintain a professional relationship with Denver Sheriff Health Service's staff, along with Denver Health.
Receipt and processing of health information requests on a daily basis. Including preparing medical records for various departments based on next day schedule lines. Deliver medical records to health services staff as requested.
Working with other facilities for exchange of health information.
Processes request and or releases for health information from Internal Affairs, Adult Probation, Social Security Administration, State Hospital, Correctional care facilities, patients, medical facilities, government and entities.
Receive and places telephone calls from/to other agencies, patients, lawyers, and other correctional care facilities.
Creates new charts or order charts from other locations as needed Duties include: pulling patient's charts for copying, ensuring charts are scanned in/out to correct location in tracking system following standard procedures.
Performs spot audits, purges shelves when they exceed capacity. Prior to sending charts to warehouse ensure completeness.
Reviews each document for accuracy. Detects and corrects chart misfiles.
Navigate Epic, Jail Management System, and scheduling systems.
Analysis of health records. Assembled health records are analyzed for deficiencies as defined by state and federal HIM record requirements, and hospital polices. Deficiencies are tagged for completion and entered into hospital software.
Ensure proper protocols for patient transfers are followed for continuum of care. Coordinate with Health Services Staff and Denver Sheriffs Department to ensure proper documentation on each transfer.
Forwards health records requests for patients no longer in custody to Denver Sheriffs Department for billing, release and collection.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Prefer individuals with HIM and computer experience
Ability to interact well with customers.
Self motivated, multitasker, detailed oriented
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of terminal-digit filling systems sufficient to maintain records.
Demonstrates knowledge and applicability in complying with State and Federal regulations, HIPPA, Denver Sheriff Department, NCCHC, and ACA regarding release of information and privacy of patient records.
Computers and Technology:
Knowledge in the applications of the following: medical record imaging, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Two years of clerical experience. A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement.
Location: Denver City and County Jail
Work Type: Intermittent
All job applicants f or safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 3338
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.