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Doctor insights on: What Is Considered A Hipaa Violation

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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

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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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 are the worst violations of hygiene in a nursing home?

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me about woman circumcision, right of passage or violation of rights?

Can you tell me about woman circumcision, right of passage or violation of rights?

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

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Is it a health violation for high school students do pe in normal clothes?

Who knows?: Health codes vary by state and county (or city), so who is to say what sort of idiotic nonsense has made into your local health code. It is possible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pain management dr and have a contract, can I go to the ER without violating?

What to do if I have a pain management dr and have a contract, can I go to the ER without violating?

Sure you can: ER is for emergency visit. If you have an emergency situation, you are violating absolutely nothing.
Take a good care. Get a copy of the ER report and share it with your pain arrangement doc. ...Read more

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Please answer! What safeguards are taken to ensure that HIV positive patients 'rights to privacy are not violated?

Please answer! What safeguards are taken to ensure that HIV positive patients 'rights to privacy are not violated?

Wrong forum: You can check your local medical board and insurance companies for the policies about this. But your question is so big it is impossible to answer within our 400 character limit. ...Read more

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If you have recently obtained a job but there are osha violations that make it hard for you to do it, should you tell?

If you have recently obtained a job but there are osha violations that make it hard for you to do it, should you tell?

Absolutely!: Osha standards are for your protection. Not fully disclosing a violation puts you and your coworkers at risk.

Do not be afraid to do the right thing. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you constantly violate food safety guidelines?

Could you tell me what happens if you constantly violate food safety guidelines?

Illness, toxicity: These guidelines are to ensure that food is fresh, tasty, not infected or toxic. Violation of these may be innocent, but could lead to certain sicknesses, some in fact lethal and could also disturb the taste of the food. The guidelines are not there by accident. ...Read more

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44 yo f on antipsychotics meds mood is very violative 10 days before ttom mood stabilizes for a little while after can this corrected by another med?

44 yo f on antipsychotics meds mood is very violative 10 days before ttom mood stabilizes for a little while after can this corrected by another med?

Complex medically: In my experience, some women with severe mood changes prior to their menstrual period will respond positively to lithium and others to zoloft (sertraline) taken only during that time; but you seem to have a complex medical situation that might preclude either or both. Would want to know more about what's been tried in the past and the name of the antipsychotic you are currently taking. Http://www. Urbandictionary. Com/define. Php? Term=ttom. ...Read more

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My child was born two years ago and has been in our bed since my son demands to be breastfed in the middle of the night my wife feels violated angry a?

My child was born two years ago and has been in our bed since my son demands to be breastfed in the middle of the night my wife feels violated angry a?

Avoidable issue: You have one best chance to birth a kid & get him/her away from your body & that is at birth. Same room, fine, same bed, never. By now the kid has such a sense of entitlement & separation fear that you will have turmoil regardless of what you. You may find comfort in the book by ferber "solve your child's sleep problem". The short version, get him in his own room/bed. Wean him. Deal with the crying. ...Read more

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What precautions are taken to ensure that HIV positive patients' rights to privacy are not violated?

What precautions are taken to ensure that HIV positive patients' rights to privacy are not violated?

Violations very rare: There are strong laws to prevent inappropriate disclosure of HIV status (or other medical information), including the Privacy Rule of the fedeeral Heaith Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) http://www. Hhs. Gov/hipaa/ All states also have their own laws, and the fines are very high, often $5, 000 or more. Violations almost never happen. Contact the health dept for local details. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling so violated, would appreciate some advice?

Deep subject: For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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I went in for a pap smear today and I feel violated. I feel like what it was is rape. Legalized rape. I am perfectly healthy! Why do I have to go?

I went in for a pap smear today and I feel violated. I feel like what it was is rape. Legalized rape. I am perfectly healthy! Why do I have to go?

Not at age 16.: You do need to get a pap smear to rule out cervical cancer but you do not need one at age 16. American cancer society and american college of obstetrics and gynecology recommend getting a pap smear at age 21 and no earlier. Pap smear can save your life as it detects cervical cancer. Early detection leads to higher rate of cures. ...Read more