Health Information Technologies and Processes

Third Party Release of Information (ROI) Staff

  • 1.  Third Party Release of Information (ROI) Staff

    Posted 07-10-2020 08:56
    Happy Friday to all!

    For those folks who use a contractor that provides a staff person to work and perform their work entirely onsite at your facility to process requests for uses and disclosures of PHI (often referred to as an ROI specialist or technician).  Do you have a BAA in place?

    I know facilities that do and some that don't.  Trying to get an idea what some folks in these eGroups have decided in situations like this.

    Thanks!

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    Frank Ruelas
    Compliance Professional
    Arizona
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  • 2.  RE: Third Party Release of Information (ROI) Staff

    Posted 29 days ago
    Yes, we have a BAA.

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    Leah Beck, RHIA
    HIM Director
    Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
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  • 3.  RE: Third Party Release of Information (ROI) Staff

    Posted 29 days ago
    Thanks Leah!  I'm finding it's been about 50/50 since Omnibus.  Some facilities still put a BAA in place while others do not.

    This is a very active area with more and more entities using a vendor or contractor.

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    Frank Ruelas
    Compliance Professional
    Arizona
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