These consequences apply to individuals who are responsible for protecting patient information but he or she voluntarily exposes the information for personal gain. If that was to happen then there are criminal penalties such as fines and even jail time. The second article was on HIPAA DDE Requirements. Here is a brief summary of key factors and critical issues from the article. The article gave a description of what direct data entry (DDE) was and how DDE is the process of keying in data directly to providers from a health plan’s computer (Nachimson, 2002).
All healthcare facilities have the duty to protect their patient’s health information. This is ensured through the Health Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) (Health and Human Services (HHS), 2015). When HIPAA is violated, there are civil and criminal penalties that will be charged against the offender (American Medical Association (AMA), n.d.). The purpose of this post is to discuss HIPAA laws and penalties. I will also discuss the charges pressed against Dr. Zhou for violating HIPAA laws.
In the event you are unsure if you can release and/or access a patient’s PHI, contact your supervisor or your organization’s Privacy Officer. Finally, this violation reaffirms the need to conduct a HIPAA Risk Analyses, including monitoring the privacy/breach rule. Use your policies and procedures for efficient and effective training, auditing and
Consequently, the new HIPAA regulations also include significantly increased requirements for business associates and the subcontractors of those business associates. A subcontractor is any entity that does not have a direct contractual relationship with a covered entity, but still receives, maintains, transmits or creates protected health information as part of their work for a business associate of a covered entity. Under the new regulations, subcontractors are included in the definition of "business associate" and also subject to the same criminal and civil sanctions applicable to covered entities and business associates for violations of HIPAA. The new HIPAA regulations also require each covered entity to take action to cure a breach or end a HIPAA violation by its business associate if the covered entity knows of a pattern or practice of its business associate that violates HIPAA. Covered entities will need to take a more active role in monitoring the activities of their business associates to cure breaches and end HIPAA
Compliance with Health Information Management Laws and Regulations Introduction Privacy and confidentiality are the fundamental aspects of health information management. The most important thing in health information management is the assurance to patients that the information they share with health professionals shall be maintained with confidentiality ("HIM Functions in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety", 2018). The absence of such assurances increases the likelihood of patients withholding critical information. Withholding of information in health management may lead to detrimental effects which include adverse effects on the quality, safety as well as the outcome of care. Due to the high level of risk associated with health information,
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It means carelessness in a matter in which the law mandates carefulness. A breach of this duty gives a patient the right to initiate action against negligence. Persons who offer medical advice and treatment implicitly state and undertake to have the skill and knowledge to do as under: • To undertake particular job. • To decide whether to take a case or not , • To decide the treatment suitable for particular case • To administer that treatment. This is known as an “implied undertaking” on the part of a medical professional.
In this case, laws and policies are in place that help to protect patients and hold hospitals and physicians liable. However, when a patient tries to hold a hospital or physician liable for injury, they must be prepared to provide substantial evidence in that it was a direct result of negligence. "A patient seeking to hold a health professional or entity responsible for substandard care or treatment must demonstrate the appropriate standard of care, a breach of that standard by the defendant, measurable damages (for example, physical pain or emotional suffering), and a casual link between the
“Official statistics kept by the Oregon Health Authority show that about ninety percent of euthanasia patients were concerned about losing autonomy and not being able to engage in enjoyable activities. They also worried about loss of dignity (seventy-seven percent), losing control of bodily functions (forty-seven percent), and being a burden on their family and caregivers (forty-two percent).The hardships occur for the family members as well. Families often wonder if the treatment is worth the extra time and pain when, instead, they could die a “natural” death. For example, there are stories
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The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule requires HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information. Similar breach notification provisions implemented and enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), apply to vendors of personal health records and their third party service providers, pursuant to section 13407 of the HITECH Act. . ("Privacy HHS.gov," n.d.) An example of this rule is a hospital disclosed protected health information to an employer about an employee without authorization. To correct the actions the Office for Civil Rights required the hospital to revise its procedures on patient authorization prior to release of protected health information
Part 1: What a medical biller can do to make sure a WC claim is paid as rapidly as possible. The medical biller must be aware of the types of injuries that occur in workplace settings. By knowing the most common injuries, a medical biller can identify WC claims and bill the proper party. This information is found in the history and physical. According to the e-book" If the medical biller determines that an illness or injury is potentially work related and therefore subject to WC insurance, the medical biller sends a letter with questions that will determine which party to bill for services.
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