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DQ 1 - If we did not have HIPPA we would have people...

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The main purpose of HIPPA is to help protect people’s private health information, to ensure health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs, uncover fraud and abuse, and to create standards for transmitting health care information in an electronic format. HIPPA relates to ethics because it forces health care providers to be honest, truthful and to have integrity when it comes to dealing with an individual and their health information. HIPPA relates to etiquette because rules and expectations are established as to how certain situations will be handled and how a patient will be treated.
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Unformatted text preview: If we did not have HIPPA we would have people hacking into computer systems to get information on people. Health insurance claims would not be transmitted to health insurance companies in a protected way, and this could lead to someone else getting a hold of the information and misusing it. Information would be released to people who a person may not of wanted to have their information released to. The way I look at it is that there is health issues that I had that I would not of wanted released to my parents when I was eighteen years old....
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  • Fall '09
  • health insurance coverage, Health insurance claims, health insurance companies, private health information

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