PRG Chapter 12 Health Law
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Which of the following is considered confidential information if the patient is seeking treatment in a substance abuse facility?
patient's diagnosis, patient's address, and patient's name.
A health care organization's compliance plans should not only focus on regulatory compliance, but also have a
coding compliance program that prevents fraudulent coding and billing.
Which of the following should be required to sign a confidentiality statement before having access to patients' medical information?
nursing students, medical students, and HIM students
According to AHIMA and AHA guidelines, which of the following would be an acceptable authorization for release of information from the medical record of an adult, mentally competent patient hospitalized from 4/16/2011 to 5/10/2011? An authorization dated
7/10/2013 and presented 7/15/2013
In a court of law, Attorney A, the attorney for Sun City Hospital, introduces the medical record from the hospital as evidence. However, Attorney B, the attorney for the defendant, objects on the grounds that the medical record is subject to the hearsay rule, which prohibits its admission as evidence. Attorney B's objection is overridden. Why?
The medical record may be admitted as business records or as an explicit exception to hearsay rule.
Hospitals that destroy their own medical records must have a policy that
ensures records are destroyed and confidentiality is protected.
With regard to confidentiality, when HIM functions are outsourced (i.e., record copying, microfilming, or transcription), the HIM professional should confirm that the outside contractor's
is contractually bound to handle confidential information appropriately by means of a signed business associate agreement.
A record that has been requested by subpoena duces tecum is currently located at an off-site microfilm company. By contacting the microfilm provider, you learn that the microfilm is ready and the original copy of the record still exists. What legal requirement would compel you to produce the original record for the court?
best evidence rule
Case Study #2
You are the Director of the Health Information Management Department for Bayshore Hospital. A former patient of the hospital, Barbara Masters, is suing the hospital for negligent care of an infected decubitus ulcer. You are asked by Barbara's attorney to provide sworn verbal testimony and/or written answers to questions.
Referring to Case Study #2, the written answers to questions you have been asked to provide are known as a(n)
Which of the following measures should a health care facility incorporate into its institution-wide security plan to protect the confidentiality of the patient record?
verification of employee identification
ALL OF THESE CHOICES LISTED HERE
locked access to data processing and record areas
use of unique computer passwords, key cares, or biometric identification
Which of the following agencies is empowered to implement the law governing Medicare and Medicaid?
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) formerly known as Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
The protection of a patient's health information is addressed in each of the following EXCEPT
U.S. Patriot Act.
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