HCR220 Final - HIPPA VIOLATIONS Angela Sanford August 28,...

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HIPPA VIOLATIONS Angela Sanford August 28, 2011 HCR/220 Dustin Gettel
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HIPPA is a law designed to protect the private information and ensure health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they lose their jobs or even change jobs. HIPPA also helps uncover fraud and abuse and creates standards for electronic transmission of health care transactions. HIPPA protects information by ensuring the confidentiality of any health care information that pertains to the patient. HIPPA and the Congress have made laws regarding the privacy of patient information for those who are HIV positive or have AIDS. People who have HIV/AIDS are individuals who also need medical care even though it may be more difficult for them to achieve it. Some people discriminate against individuals who are HIV positive. The first thing we need to do is understand what HIPPA is. In 1996, the Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act( HIPPA). HIPPA ensures that patients who have HIV and/or AIDS can receive the proper medical care. They also place certain restrictions on how patient's private information can be seen and handled. HIPPA has a security rule and it specifies in administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to cover the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information.( U.S. HIV/AIDS information is so sensitive because of the social disapproval from society. Society does not approve of anything that is not within their "normal means". Several years ago HIV/AIDS was a death sentence for those who were diagnosed with it. The United States Government (2011) web site [The first legal protection was the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. This law was an expansion of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which made discrimination the basis of disability unlawful]. (United States Government, 2011). Society has been informed of this disease in a negative way. Yes, HIV and AIDS are a terrible disease to have but society has only been introduced to the bad ways people can contract the virus. Some do not understand that you do not have to be a homosexual in order to contract the virus.
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