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What are the five rules from hipaa?

What are the five rules from hipaa?

Privacy, Security, ---: 1 privacy rule--regulates use and disclosure of certain information held by covered entities
2transaction and code set rules
3 security rule. There are standards of security
4unique identifier ruleall providers are given a an identifier npi
5 enforcement rule. It sets civil mony penalties for violation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hipaa (Definition)

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a US law that outlines privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information that is accessed by health ...Read more


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Is it possible to partially revoke a hipaa waiver?

Two issues.: There may be some confusion here about HIPAA waiver vice Authorization for release of healthcare information.
You can revoke Authorization to release healthcare information forms. A partial Waiver of HIPAA Authorization is used to waive (in part or in full) individual authorizations normally required by individuals in order to disclose protected health information for research purposes. ...Read more

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Will hipaa protect me with a pre-existing condition?

Will hipaa protect me with a pre-existing condition?

HIPAA: Affords protection for current and past medical conditions / records. For a better understanding see: http://www. Hhs. Gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/ ...Read more

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How does hipaa lead to protecting health information?

Maybe: Hipaa was designed to prevent unwarranted sharing of health information electronically. It rapidly expanded to absurd levels. It inhibits communication among doctors and restricts clinical research. It increases costs and annoyance. The government and insurance companies can trade this information without restriction. The whole thing needs revision. ...Read more

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Hipaa penalties can be assessed for violations themselves and what else?

HIPAA: HIPAA violations can result in civil & criminal penalties. Here is an good explanation of specific violation types: http://www. Ama-assn. Org/ama/pub/physician-resources/solutions-managing-your-practice/coding-billing-insurance/hipaahealth-insurance-portability-accountability-act/hipaa-violations-enforcement. Page? ...Read more

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Does durable power of attorney for health come into coonflict with hipaa?

No: No. A durable power of attorney gives someone the right to make medical decisions on someone else's behalf. Implicit in that is the permission that he medical care must be discussed with that person who has the power of attorney. It would be a violation of hipaa to talk with people who were not involved in the patients care about the patient. ...Read more

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Does hipaa allow facility administration to keep information from aides that work "very closely" with alf residents with c-diff?

Does hipaa allow facility administration to keep information from aides that work "very closely" with alf residents with c-diff?

No: It is medically necessary for all people that work with patients with c. Difficile to be aware that they have it so that they can take the necessary precautions to prevent its spread throughout the facility. Also the aides must gown and glove to prevent acquiring the infection themselves. ...Read more

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Doc left a voice massage with my name and the test and that my results were high, is this in violation of hipaa? What should I do?

My opinion: If you left the phone # used as your method of contact - it may not be a HIPAA violation. Please check Understanding Health Information Privacy (for consumers) on this site:
http://www. Hhs. Gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/ for a fuller understanding of how HIPAA works. Would encourage you to be specific with requests about how you wish to be contacted in the future. ...Read more

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Are dental labs protected under hipaa and not allowed to provide the dental patient with records?

Are dental labs protected under hipaa and not allowed to provide the dental patient with records?

No records: Dental labs have only the prescription of the treating dentist directing them as to what he or she wants to be done to that patient,
and that prescription becomes a part of the patient records.
So patients may ask for a copy of there records from there treating dentist not the dental lab. ...Read more

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What are privacy do's and dont's when doing an interview with a clinical psychology graduate? Do they have hipaa like md?

What are privacy do's and dont's when doing an interview with a clinical psychology graduate? Do they have hipaa like md?

Yes: Psychologists, like other health professionals, are covered under hippa. They should abide by the privacy rules and inform clients of their rights. On a state by state basis, sometimes the rules of the state may be even more strict. For example, in ca a release must be given by the client even for billing purposes. ...Read more

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Unable to get any health info or nursing care plan on mom due to hipaa. She signed both of us as poa in tx but in this state can be only 1. What to do?

Need to know: What state you are in to be able to research this. Best thing to do is to consult a lawyer in your mother's state who has dealt with this type of issue before. ...Read more

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Can hipaa apply to a worker in an office receiving treatment by a doctor?

Yes: Please check Understanding Health Information Privacy (for consumers) on this site:
http://www. Hhs. Gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/ for a fuller understanding of how HIPAA works. ...Read more

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Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read more

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I am being harassed in my medical records.. ..The secret insurance ones. Is there a way to correct the info? Why is this not covered by hippaa?

I am being harassed in my medical records.. ..The secret insurance ones. Is there a way to correct the info? Why is this not covered by hippaa?

Secret Med Records: I am not sure what you mean by "harassed." is there an error in the records? Are you trying to get life insurance and there is a diagnosis that is denying you coverage? If so, then go to the doctor who made the error and ask them to help. In ga we have an insurance commissioner who can help get things done. See if your state has this office. There are no "secret" records. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the definition of shock?

What is the definition of shock?

Supply & demand: Shock occurs when blood flow isn't enough to meet the body's energy needs. Usually, the blood pressure and/or output of the heart is low-the tissues of the body don't get enough oxygen due to inadequate blood flow/perfusion. Sometimes, if the energy requirements of the body are high (hypermetabolic), then seemingly normal supply just isn't enough to meet the demand. ...Read more

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What is the definition of health inventory?

What is the definition of health inventory?

Health inventory: Health inventory = a review of all or many aspects of a person's health (hospitalizations, DNR status, risk potential for falls, nutrition status, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tia?

Stroke like: Symptoms that resolve on less than 24 hours. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tens?

What is the definition or description of: tens?

TENS: Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the pathway to perceive pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: syncope?

What is the definition or description of: syncope?

Fainting: Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% of emergency room visits. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neoplasms?

Tumor: "tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" as synonymous with "neoplasm". ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of contraindications?

Contraindication: A contraindication may be a symptom or medical issue that renders a specific treatment/ procedure inadvisable. The concept of "First do no harm" may be why a particular treatment approach would be contraindicated. ...Read more

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What is the definition of the term "hamartoneoplastic"?

What is the definition of the term "hamartoneoplastic"?

Hamartoneoplastic": " Hamartomas are benign malformations presenting as an excess of normal tissue within the tissue of origin." " The hamartomatous syndromes are usually associated with other neural, cutaneous, skeletal, or developmental malformations. " See: ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trichinellosis?

Roundworm Infection: Trichinosis is infection with the roundworm trichinella spiralis, and is a disease caused by eating meat that has not been thoroughly cooked and contains cysts (larvae, or immature worms) of trichinella spiralis. Trichinella spiralis can be found in pork, bear, walrus, fox, rat, horse, and lion meat. See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001655/. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: st. John's wort?

What is the definition or description of: st. John's wort?

See below: St john's wort is the plant species hypericum perforatum, and is also known as tipton's weed, rosin rose, goatweed, chase-devil, or klamath weed.
St john's wort is widely known as an herbal treatment for depression. In some countries, such as germany, it is commonly prescribed for mild depression, especially in children and adolescents. ...Read more

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What's quadriplegia definition?

What's quadriplegia definition?

See below: Quad- 4
plegia-weakness
weakness or paralysis of all 4 limbs. ...Read more

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Need leiomyosarcoma definition?

Need leiomyosarcoma definition?

Leiomyosarcoma: Is a cancer of the smooth muscle - majority is found. In the uterus
/ originated from the smoothmuscle of the uterus, but also can be found outside the uterus. ...Read more

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What is oligospermia definition?

What is oligospermia definition?

Insufficent number: Oligospermia is considered a decrease in the number of sperm to subfertile levels. In general, it is less than a count of 20 million per millileter of semen. ...Read more

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What's the definition of dysphoria?

What's the definition of dysphoria?

Dysphoria: This comes from the greek words meaning "difficult to bear". It is experiencing intense feelings of depression or discontent or indifference to the surroundings. ...Read more

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What is the definition of prolapse?

What is the definition of prolapse?

See below: Prolapse literally means "to fall out of placeā€š" from the latin prolabi meaning "to fall out." in medicine, prolapse is a condition where organs, such as the uterus, fall down or slip out of place. It is used for organs protruding through the vagina or the rectum or for the misalignment of the valves of the heart. A spinal disc herniation is also sometimes called "disc prolapse.". ...Read more

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What is the definition of nephrology?

What is the definition of nephrology?

Kidney doctors.: Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function. ...Read more

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What is the definition for octopamine?

What is the definition for octopamine?

Naturally occurring: It is a naturally occurring hormone that is closely related to norepinephrine - ie it causes blood vessels to constrict and blood pressure to rise. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a psychopath?

What is the definition of a psychopath?

Complex: Complex question to answer briefly. Lack of conscience/guilt and manipulation of others, are hallmark features. Many are charming. Psychopaths can be violent but the majority are not. ...Read more

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What is the definition of DNA forensics?

What is the definition of DNA forensics?

DNA forensics: DNA forensics = technique used to identify individuals by characteristics of their deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which can be used for legal purposes. ...Read more

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What is the definition of intussusception?

What is the definition of intussusception?

Bowel obstruction: When bowel telescopes into bowel this is an intussusception. Examples include colon into colon, small bowel into colon or colon into small bowel or small bowel into small bowel. This leads to an intestinal obstruction with symptoms of pain, vomiting and currant jelly stools or blood in the stools. ...Read more

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What is the definition of lghp healthcare?

What is the definition of lghp healthcare?

LGHP healthcare: A Large Group Health Plan provides healthcare to a business that has 51 or more employees (101 or more in some states).
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