Health Information Management

AHIMA provides ROI guidelines

HIM-HIPAA Insider, November 24, 2008

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) released an article aimed at helping healthcare providers meet state and federal (e.g., HIPAA) requirements regulating the release of information (ROI), according to a November 12 press release.

Included in the article, “Management Practices for the Release of Information,” published in the November/December issue of Journal of AHIMA are eight ways for covered entities to help stay compliant with ROI rules:

1. Have comprehensive facility-specific procedures that are documented, current and easily accessible to staff members

2. Provide access to appropriate state and federal regulation references

3. Hold training programs for new staff members

4. Continually educate current staff members

5. Regularly review work ensure staff members meet standards

6. Compile performance statistics

7. Provide routine feedback to individual ROI staff members regarding performance criteria

8. Solicit feedback from requestors

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