TEAM E WK 5 HCS 550 HIPAA rulemaking report - Running head RULEMAKING REPORT THE HIPPA RULE Rulemaking Report The HIPPA Rule Kristie Altherr Jantell

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Running head: RULEMAKING REPORT: THE HIPPA RULE 1 Rulemaking Report: The HIPPA Rule Kristie Altherr, Jantell Cansler, Asya Douse, Sara Goldsworth, Tiara Smith HCS 550 February 8, 2016 Stephen Gregoire
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RULEMAKING REPORT: THE HIPPA RULE 2 Rulemaking Report: The HIPPA Rule Introduction HIPPA has an effect on every health care delivery system, big or small, but not everyone is required by law to follow the rules and regulations of this federal mandate. Exceptions have been carved out for some providers, and some groups have a more stringent application of HIPAA. This briefing will cover rule implementation, oversight agencies or regulatory bodies and the impact of the rule on this health care organization. HIPPA is more than a privacy act. It covers the transmission of PHI (private health information), and this translates into the future of health care. At this time, there is a push to change the method of storing sensitive health records from paper files to electronic health records. This is a massive undertaking and will require new regulations and protocols that governs that the information is safeguarded and kept confidential. This is a uniformed policy that is equally applied throughout the nation and guarantees that everyone has the same right to health care records privacy. HIPPA is a necessary component of the health care delivery system that allows Americans to confidently take charge of their own health care information. HIPAA Overview Health care laws and regulation play a major part in the shape of health care. Laws and regulations protect the health and welfare of Americans. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is more commonly known as HIPAA. HIPAA is a federal legislation that includes methods to protect patient's health information. This law was enacted in 1996 and provides rights to consumers on what information can be shared and who it can be shared with. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is the basic minimum standard of the protection of patient information. It’s most important aspect is that the patient can control how
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RULEMAKING REPORT: THE HIPPA RULE 3 his/her information is used. It also allows for the patient to amend their health care record (“U.S. Department of Health and Services”, 2014). Congress passed HIPAA, but did not pass at a federal level. The department of health and services developed regulations as to patient rights and health privacy. From there institutions implemented policies to protect their patients’ privacy and information. Maintaining personal health information is an increasing challenge due to the constant change in regulatory and legislative laws ("American Health Information Management Association", 2014). There are several legislative and regulatory implications that apply to electronic medical information. The Security Rule is a rule that was put in place under HIPAA to put safeguards into place to protect patient information in electronic form. HIPAA covers all
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