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What does theacronym HIPAA stand for?

Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act

Patient's are given a copy of this explanation of privacy practices at their first contact?

Notice of Privacy Practice

Who should a patient contact if they observe privacy problems in their providers offices?

Privacy Officer

Who should a patient contact if they observe privacy problems in their providers offices?

Office of Civil Rights

Who should a patient contact if they observe privacy problems in their providers offices?

Department Of Human Service

What year was HIPAA established?

1996

What is HIPAA?

A group of laws designed to protect medical records and other health information.

Name one benefit of HIPAA privacy rule:

Patients have more control over their medical records.

Name one benefit of HIPAA privacy rule:

Patients are able to make informed choices regarding how their personal health is used.

Name one benefit of HIPAA privacy rule:

Boundaries are set on the use and release of health records.

Name one benefit of HIPAA privacy rule:

Safeguards are established that healthcare providers must achieve to protect the privacy of health information.

What does Title 1 provide for?

It regulates insurance reform.

What does Title II provide for?

It deals with administratice simplification.

Name one patients' rights under HIPAA:

The right to notice of a facility's privacy practice.

Name one patients' rights under HIPAA:

The right to have access to view and obtain a copy of their PHI.

Name one patients' rights under HIPAA:

The right to restrict certain parts or uses of their PHI.

Name one patients' rights under HIPAA:

The right to request that communications from the facility be kept confidential.

Name one guideline that you can follow in the medical office to assure patient privacy

Consider the conversations occuring throughout the office could be overheard.

Name one guideline that you can follow in the medical office to assure patient privacy

Keep user names and passwords confidential and change them often.

Name one guideline that you can follow in the medical office to assure patient privacy

Send all privacy related questions or concerns to the appropriate staff members.

Name one guideline that you can follow in the medical office to assure patient privacy

Direct all questions to the supervisors or Policy Officers.

Name one guideline that you can follow in the medical office to assure patient privacy

Immediately report any suspected or known improper behavior to supevisors or the Policy officers.

Describe what might be considered an accidental disclosure

Physicians speaking with patients in semi-private hospital rooms.

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