In this case it was the patients contact information and HIPAA Release

In this case it was the patients contact information

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allowed to view what was needed out of the file. In this case it was the patient’s contact information and HIPAA Release of Information form. I would not be allowed to view the entire file. Additionally, getting the after-care recovery sheets and prescriptions to the patient would be to assist him and beneficial for his health regarding his recovery (Stanford and Conner, 2014).
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2. In this case, how would you be able to correct your error and provide the missing documents and instructions to the patient while still protecting patient confidentiality under HIPAA? I would check his medical file for a HIPAA Release of Information form and contact information only, to find out to whom the information could be released to. If the phone number in the file was a personal cell phone, I would call the number and ask to speak to the patient. After verifying the patient, I would identify myself along with the medical facility. I would then let him know that he left his after-care recovery sheets and prescriptions at the office and to please make arrangements to pick them up. If the patient did not answer his personal cell phone, I would not leave a message and call back later. If the phone number in his medical file was a home phone number and there was an additional person at the residence on his HIPAA Release of Information form, after calling the residence I would first ask to speak to the patient. If the
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  • Summer '16
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