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Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
Hipaa Refresher Training
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Hipaa Refresher Training

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  • 1. HIPPA Annual Refresher Training
  • 2. “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” • Passed in 1996 • Resulted in the “Privacy Rule” • Outlines specific requirements for protecting and safeguarding personally identifiable information
  • 3. Covered Entities • Health Care Providers • Health Plans • Health Care Clearing Houses • Business Associates
  • 4. Protected Health Information • AKA “PHI” • Reasonably used to identify • Oral, electronic, written • Relates to past, present or future medical or mental health treatment or payment
  • 5. Disclosures • Written authorization required • Certain disclosures permitted without consent
  • 6. Permitted Disclosures • Treatment – Providers involved in patient care – Who has a “right to know”? – Who does NOT have a “right to know”?
  • 7. • Payment – Disclosures may be made to agency billing departments, insurers, Medicare/Medicaid, and financially responsible individuals for billing and payment purposes • Operations – QA/QI – Materials used for training should have PHI removed – Internal investigations
  • 8. Incidental Disclosures • Results from an otherwise permitted disclosure • Restrict disclosures to “minimum amount necessary” • Use most secure medium • Do not leave PCR unattended in the open – Locked cabinet, locked station – Includes notes (and your glove), dispatch information, etc. • Password protect workstations, networks
  • 9. Other Permitted Disclosures • Required by law • Decedents • Public health activities • Cadaveric Organ, Eye, or • Victims of abuse, neglect, Tissue Donation or family violence • Research • Health oversight activities • Serious threat to health or • Judicial and safety administrative • Essential government proceedings functions • Law enforcement • Workers’ Compensation purposes
  • 10. A note on the “minimum”… • “minimum necessary” does not apply – Disclosure is related to treatment – Full disclosure has been authorized by the individual – Investigation of Privacy Rule Complaint
  • 11. Notice of Privacy Practices • AKA “NPP” How are you affected? - Should be posted in a prominent place - Obligated to furnish a copy to patient - Patient must sign acknowledgment (non- emergency) - Includes refusals, also
  • 12. Privacy Officer • Every agency must appoint a Privacy Officer • PO handles all requests for information containing PHI and ensures compliance When in doubt, refer the requestor to the Privacy Officer
  • 13. In Texas • Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 181: Medical Records Privacy • Investigated by Attorney General • Fines up to $250,000 • Possible revocation of provider licesnse
  • 14. Federal • HHS civil fine – $100 per violation up to $25,000/year • Department of Justice – Up to $250,000 and ten years federal prison – Investigated by the FBI

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