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

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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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