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The acronym, “HIPAA,” stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
People should normally be able to see and obtain copies of their medical records and request corrections if they find mistakes.
T/F – Healthcare practitioners do not need to routinely disclose their practices regarding privacy of personal medical information.
When was the HIPAA federal law enacted?
T/F – The purpose of HIPAA is to set standards for the protection of individual’s medical records and other personal health information.
Who enforces HIPAA?
What is PHI
T/F – The Notice of Privacy Practices describes how protected health information is used and disclosed.
T/F – The “Three Rules of HIPAA,” include The HIPAA Privacy Rule, The HIPAA Security Rule, The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule.
T/F – Anyone legally authorized to make health care decisions for a person lacking such capacity has the same right of access to the person’s personal medical information.
T/F – Health care practitioners may share the person’s medical information, only among themselves as is necessary to provide medical care or for the payment of treatment.
T/F – Personal medical information can always be disclosed for marketing purposes.
T/F – Healthcare practitioners should take reasonable precautions to ensure that their communications with the person is confidential.
T/F – People may file complaints about privacy practices of health care practitioners with OCR – Office for Civil Rights in the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Does HIPAA require that a healthcare provider document a patient’s decision to allow the provider to share his or her health information with someone other than themselves?
When must the provider distribute a HIPAA, “Notice of Privacy Practices,” also known as NPP?
What safeguards does The HIPAA Security Rule include?
How many identifiers are protected by HIPAA’s, “PHI”?
T/F – Businesses can actually face fines of up to $1.5 million for failing to comply with the law and addressable implementation specifications.
HIPAA violations occur when there has been a failure to enact and enforce appropriate policies, procedures and safeguards, even when PHI has not been disclosed to or accessed by an unauthorized individual.