Copyright ©2017 by the American Health Information Management Association. All rights reserved. 217 C HAPTER 5 Domain V: Compliance Remember Understand Apply Analyze Evaluate Create
218 Copyright ©2017 by the American Health Information Management Association. All rights reserved. 5.0 Notice of privacy practices Subdomain V.A.1 Analyze policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards Subdomain V.A.1 Appraise current laws and standards related to health information initiatives 1. Compare the Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) provided in figure 5.0 against the HIPAA and ARRA related elements that must be present in an NPP. Determine if elements are missing and revise the document to include those elements. 2. Why are all the elements necessary? Regulatory Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities. Your Rights You have the right to: • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record • Request confidential communication • Ask us to limit the information we share • Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information • Get a copy of this privacy notice • Choose someone to act for you • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated Your Choices You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we: • Tell family and friends about your condition • Provide disaster relief • Include you in a hospital directory • Provide mental health care • Market our services and sell your information • Raise funds Figure 5.0. Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)
Domain V 219 Copyright ©2017 by the American Health Information Management Association. All rights reserved. Our Uses and Disclosures We may use and share your information as we: • Treat you • Run our organization • Bill for your services • Help with public health and safety issues • Do research • Comply with the law • Respond to organ and tissue donation requests • Work with a medical examiner or funeral director • Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests • Respond to lawsuits and legal actions Your Rights When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you. Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record • You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this. • We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee. Request confidential communications • You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address.
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