HCR 210 Week 8-Assignment - Releasing Protected Health Information

HCR 210 Week 8-Assignment - Releasing Protected Health Information

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Releasing Protected Health Information     1 Releasing Protected Health Information AXIA College of University of Phoenix
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Releasing Protected Health Information     2 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), was established by the United States Congress in 1996 and became effective on July 1, 1997. This act is a grouping of regulations that work to fight against fraud and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery. The purpose of the HIPAA is also to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system, continuity of health insurance coverage, as well as providing consequences to those who do not apply the regulations as stated within the HIPAA (Highmark, 2007). There are different agencies and representatives that may request for patients protected health information (PHI) without or with the patients consent. The PHI is information that is identifiable to an individual such as name, address, telephone numbers, and date of birth, Medicaid ID number, There are many situations when the government has the right or the legal obligation to your medical records. State agencies must keep records of births and deaths as well as registries of people who have been diagnosed with a serious illness, such as cancer. Typically, disclosures to the government do not require the individual’s authorization (Highmark, 2007). Some of these government organizations that do not need authorization are Medicare, Medicaid, military,
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course HCA HCR210 taught by Professor Barnes during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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HCR 210 Week 8-Assignment - Releasing Protected Health Information

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