Running head: IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING LGL ASPECTS HLTH CARE 1 Importance of Understanding Legal Aspects of Health Care Management Capella University Professor Grant BUS FP4125-Health Care Marketing & Strategic Planning Memorandum
IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING LGL ASPECTS OF HLTH CARE 2 TO: All Human Resource Department FROM: Kelley Watson, Health Care Manager DATE: March 23, 2020 SUBJECT: Importance of Understanding Legal Aspects of Health Care Manager Health care provider offices are required to operate and offer treatment ethically and to understand the current laws when promoting quality health care to patients. The guidelines that are designed to direct providers will prevent issues that would put patient information and health at risk and would prevent high cost health care, malpractice, and loss of life. The providers will continue to do no harm to patients and through a detailed list of laws, the providers will have support and direction that can be administered from the health care managers of the organization that understand the complexities of the laws and ethics. The support and direction will give a consistent and direct approach to navigating through the complexities with policies, direction, strategic plans, follow up to standards through audits, process improvements, and overall patient safety and protection with quality care. Laws and Ethical Applications The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 that was published by Health and Human Services (HHS) in February of 2003, is the medical law that adopts national standards for electronic healthcare records (EHR) for transactions, unique health identifiers, code sets, integrity, availability, and security. Protects the privacy of electronic technology and health records and the HIPAA law is directly followed by all providers in health care and their organizations. HIPAA was mandated for compliance in April, 2005Patients are offered information at the time of visits that will explain their rights and what the practice will do to protect their information. HIPAA ensures the security of the patient’s records, treatments, and health information from sources that do not have the right to utilize the information, therefore, reduces health care fraud and abuse. The health care managers will guarantee health care solutions and direction that will stay consistence with the HIPAA law and
IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING LGL ASPECTS OF HLTH CARE 3 implementation within the organization to protect patient records and promote security that will ensure trust from patients (HHS, 2017).
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