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HIPAA Privacy Specialist

Corporate Compliance 
Full Time 
AM Shift 

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 557-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Follows established guidelines to investigate complaints alleging violations of the Privacy, and Breach Notification Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This includes gathering, summarizing, and analyzing evidence pursuant to investigations and making recommendations to the Compliance Manager. Also responsible for maintaining case files and responding to patient and employee correspondences and telephone calls.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimun Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 5 Years of experience in applicable field or healthcare setting
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Certification in HIPAA Privacy (or must be able to obtain within one year of hire date)
Required Training: Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and ability to use this knowledge in performing tasks;
Comprehensive knowledge of the application of health information privacy laws to covered entities.

Essential Functions

  • Conducts complaint investigations and reviews under the authority of the HIPAA Rules.
  • Gathers information provided by patients or employees to determine whether the complaint raises an allegation of a violation of the HIPAA Rules.
  • Develops and drafts investigative plans and data requests; interviews witnesses and other involved parties, and violation letters of findings.
  • Conducts administrative work associated with the disposition of health information privacy complaints.
  • Makes formal presentations on various aspects of the HIPAA Rules.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Actively follows up on pending inquires to ensure that there are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with outstanding written and oral communication skills. Will participate in correspondence with patients, employees, etc.
  • Experienced and tactful in reviewing, analyzing, and communicating documents or information.
  • Maintains Privacy Log and an Accounting of Disclosures.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency, i.e., fire or disaster.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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