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Chapter 10- Medical Law and Ethics

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a private or public healthcare entity that facilitates the processing or nonstandard electronic transactions into HIPAA transactions is a:
A) healthcare plan
B) clearinghouse
C) covered entity
D) wireless local area network
B) clearinghouse
A healthcare organization covered under HIPAA regulations is a:
A) healthcare plan
B) HMO
C) covered entity
D) PPO
C) covered entity
a number assigned to an employer for purposes of identification is the:
a) social security number
b) employer identifier standard
c) privacy number
d) employer identification number
d) employer identification number
the individual group that provides or pays for the patient's medical care is the:
a) healthcare plan
b) covered entity
c) Office of Civil Rights
d) patient
a) healthcare plan
a national source of reports of actions taken against healthcare providers, practitioners, and vendors who are in noncompliance or performing fraudulent activities is the:
a) Office of Civil Rights
b) wireless local area networks
c) Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank
d) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
c) Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank
The use of communication and information in medical practice, research, and education is called:
a) sanctions
b) covered entities
c) the privacy rule
d) medical informatics
d) medical informatics
the reasonable effort that a healthcare provider uses to limit disclosure of patient information is referred to as:
a) the privacy rule
b) the minimum necessary standard
c) confidentiality
d) all of the above
b) the minimum necessary standard
the objective of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1998 is to:
a) combat fraud, abuse, and waste in healthcare
b) promote medical savings accounts
c) simplify the administration of health insurance
d) all of the above
d) all of the above
the federal office that investigates violations of HIPAA is the:
a) National Institutes of Health
b) Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank
c) Social Security Administration
d) Supreme Court
b) Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank
which title of HIPAA most affects confidentiality issues for healthcare provides?
a) Title I: Insurance Portability
b) Title II: Administrative Simplification
c) Title III: Medical Savings and Tax Deduction
d) Title IV: Group Health Plan Provisions
e) Title V; Revenue Offset Provisions
b) Title II: Administrative Simplification
the privacy rule is meant to ensure that there is/are:
a) security of electronic transfer of information
b) disclosure of only the necessary information
c) no longer a need for patient consent
d) a and b
d) a and b
Protected health information relates to:
a) past individually identifiable health information
b) present individually identifiable health information
c) future individually identifiable health information
d) all of the above
d) all of the above
those who would be covered under HIPAA include:
a) life insurers
b) information systems vendors
c) universities
d) all of the above
d) all of the above
healthcare fraud alerts are issued by the:
a) Inspector General of the HHS
b) Attorney General of the USA
c) Surgeon General of the USA
d) Postmaster General of the USA
a) Inspector General of the HHS
researcher who wish to obtain individually identifiable medical information must:
a) pay the patient for the information that is obtained for the research
b) obtain a patient authorization that complies with the rules set by HIPAA
c) use the information only after the patient is deceased
d) pay the institution that has initially obtained the information from the patient
b) obtain a patient authorization that complies with the rules set by HIPAA
an exception of the release of information policy under HIPAA would allow information to be released to:
a) a priest or minister for the purpose of religious counseling
b) a news reporter reporting a crime
c) the police investigating a crime
d) the military on induction of a service person
c) the police investigating a crime
violation of HIPAA is a:
a) misdemeanor
b) local criminal offense
c) state criminal offense
d) federal criminal offense
d) federal criminal offense
the original intent of HIPAA was to:
a) protect medical records and billing
b) protect computerized medical records and billing
c) provide easier access of medical records for the patient
d) b and c
d) b and c
HIPAA allows all of the following except:
a) physicians or hospitals to share patient information with each other to treat the patient
b) complete disclosure of patient information by an EMT
c) disclosure to clergy of patient admission to a facility
d) all of the above
b) complete disclosure of patient information by an EMT
HIPAA law stipulates that the patient:
a) may sue over privacy violations
b) may not sue over privacy violations
c) may register a complaint to the government
d) a and c
d) a and c
suggestions for physicians and physician groups when implementing HIPAA include:
a) appointment and training a privacy officer
b) adopting procedures for handling patient requests
c) implementing a notice of privacy practices
d) all of the above
d) all of the above
signed authorizations and any agreement with patients restricting disclosure of PHI should be retained for a period of:
a) 5 years
b) 6 years
c) 10 years
d) the lifetime of the patient
b) 6 years
wireless local area networks are used by physicians and nurses to:
a) access bank accounts for patients who are hospitalized
b) access patient records from central databases
c) add patient observations and assessments to databases
d) b and c
d) b and c
the application of communication and information to medical practice, research, and education is called:
a) telemedicine
b) informatics
c) clearinghouse
d) sanctions
b) informatics
the use of communications and information technologies to provide healthcare services to people at a distance is known as:
a) computer technology
b) clearinghouse
c) family practice
d) telemedicine
d) telemedicine