HCR 210 week 8 assignment

HCR 210 week 8 assignment - HCR 210 Releasing Protected...

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HCR 210 Releasing Protected Health Information Lisa Israel December 5, 2010 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), was established in 1996 by the United States congress. HIPPA did not become effective until July 1, 1997. HIPPA was established to protect patients from fraud and abuse in the health care and health insurance industry. HIPPA provides federal protections for personal health information and gives patients
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an array of rights with respect to that information. The purpose of HIPPA is to provide protection to patient information as well as consequences to the people who do not follow the regulations as stated. There are many different entities that may request for patients protected health information (PHI) without or with the patients consent; these include government agencies, legal agencies and research groups. The protected health information is information that is used to identify an individual such as name, address, telephone numbers, and date of birth, Medicaid ID number, social security number, or name of employer. There are many different instances where the government has the right or legal obligation a patient’s medical records. Government agencies must keep records of births, deaths, and registries of people who have been diagnosed with a serious illness, such as HIV/AIDS. Usually, disclosures to the government do not require the individual’s authorization. Some of these
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course HCR 220 taught by Professor Cvibanez during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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