Mar 4th, 2018
All healthcare providers must present to all patients, with whom there is a direct treatment relationship, a notice of privacy practices. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy rule indicates the notice must be provided: Not later than the first service encounter by personal delivery of patient services, electronically or through ...
Dec 5th, 2017
How to fulfill their legal right, legally. Patients have a federal right to “request to amend” their medical record. This right is conferred by the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, otherwise known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule of 2001 (45 C.F.R. § 164.526). Let’s review legal details so you can best formulate ...
Sep 26th, 2016
Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, protected health information (PHI) refers to health information that can identify an individual, or can be used with other available information to identify an individual. PHI requires two things: An identifier; and A piece of health information The HIPAA privacy rule defines “individual identifiers” to include: names, addresses, Social Security ...
In Audit
Mar 3rd, 2016
Marcia L. Brauchler, MPH, CPHQ, CPC-P, CPC-H, CPC-I Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, protected health information (PHI) refers to health information that can identify an individual, or can be used with other available information to identify an individual. The HIPAA rule applies specifically to “covered entities” and their “business associates.” PHI requires two things: An ...
By Tod Ferran Find your risks, and then implement security measures to remedy them. Having a successful HIPAA risk analysis and risk management plan will help you to maintain compliance within your organization. Unfortunately, many organizations are unprepared to tackle the project, and either give up or lose focus on what’s important. Don’t let your ...