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1. Enter the request in the ROI database: information such as patient name, date of birth, health record number, name of requester, address of requester, telephone number of requester, purpose of the request, and specific health record information requested is entered in the computer.
2. Validity of the authorization is determined: The HIM professional will compare the authorization form signed by the patient with the facility's requirements for authorization to determine the validity of the authorization form. The facility's requirements are based on federal and state regulations. Certain types of information such as substance abuse treatment records, behavioral records, and HIV records require specific components be included in the authorization form per state (varies per state) and federal regulations. If the authorization is determined to be invalid, the request is returned to the requester with an explanation as to why the request has been returned. If valid to next step.
3. Verify the patient's identity: HIM professional must first verify that the patient has been a patient at the facility. Verification is done by comparing the information on the authorization with information in the master patient index (MPI). The patient's name, date of birth, social security number, address, and phone number are used to verify the identity of the patient whose record is requested. Patient's signature in the health record is compared with the patient's signature on the authorization for release of information form.
4. Process the request: the record is retrieved and the only information authorized for release is copied and released.