clinics, diagnostics, therapeutic, preventative, rehabilitative, dentists, nursing homes, pharmacies, etc. This includes person or organization that bills for the healthcare services. Health Plans : Plans that pay for the costs of medical services, health insurance companies, and it also includes Medicare and Medicaid programs. i.e. Insurance payers. Health Care Clearing house : It is a type of business that process the processing of health information received from other business or department. For example, billing services in the hospital. This includes an entity that provides billing services for another party. i.e. standard electronic format.
WHAT INFORMATION IS PROTECTED UNDER HIPAA? Patient’s demographic and personal information This is also known as Protected Health Information (PHI). PHI contains information regarding the past, present, and future health condition of an individual. PHI has detailed about patient’s medical condition, disease, treatments, diagnosis, and procedures in term of papers or documents, files, emails, fax, voicemail, or verbal communication.
HOW TO PROTECT HEALTH INFORMATION Covered entities responsibilities to protect health information includes; Place safeguards to protect health information or health records Ensure not to use or disclose health information improperly Limit the use and disclosures of information to accomplish their intended purpose Put limit on who can have access to the information Implement training programs for employees to understand the importance about privacy of health information
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