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Hipaa Violations And Penalties
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a doctor share certain information with a permissible party if you have signed a hipaa waiver allowing it, if you ask them not to?
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: If your loved one has not received proper hygiene care, please contact either unit manager, supervisor of nursing or director of nursing. If not helping, please contact administrator. If you feel that the whole place is not helping for the loved ones, then you have the right to report to the state department of health for possible abuse/neglect. ...Read more
A doctor took my medical situation to a review board when I specifically asked him not to. Is this a violation of medical and professional ethics?
No : If you have a professional doctor-patient relationship with a Dr.and asked him to treat you is there. job to get the proper advice it's standard on complex cases to take them to review board this is confidential and does not require signing A consent for permission to do this.you should be thankful your physician took the time to try and get advice in the counsel of many there is wisdom ...Read more
Criminal procedure: Female circumcision is mutilation of woman's genitalia & includes amputation of clitoris to remove any pleasant sensation derived from sex. Some circumcisors also sew vaginal opening to leave only tiny opening to prevent any possible sexual penetration until & unless it is surgically opened prior to marriage.Thus criminal violation rights & prison worthy crime 2B punished in democracitic countries ...Read more