Pretty easy, overall.
This course opens my mind and gives me a great understanding of the changes in healthcare deliver and information technology. You will learn allot about what is going on in the healthcare industries as far as CMS is concern.
This class was very informational; the hardest part for me was keeping each Act and its purpose straight from the other ones. Understanding the specifics of each act is very important and it helped me to determine the different situations in which they each applied and to what. I think the most important topic I learned in this class was the very specific regulations regarding the Minimum Necessary rule. In the health care field there is a constant exchange of sensitive information, keeping this information secure and private is the number one concern. To ensure the privacy of the patient’s health information employees must understand what is considered PHI when it can be released, how much can be released, to whom, and how. It is also vital that HIM mangers ensure all employees understand and abide by these standards and polices in place to ensure proper handling of the protected health information. Understanding how laws and ethics intertwine with the health care field is important to anyone involved in the field. There are many laws, policies, and programs that the medical profession must comply with. In order to fully understand and implement them you must first study the medical laws and ethics.
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Well, you need persistent, perseverance, and discipline.