The goals of HIPAA are to ensure medical coverage scope for workers and their families when they change or lose their employments and to secure wellbeing information trustworthiness, classification, and accessibility. The objectives are also to enhance our health care framework by making it more proficient, less difficult, and less
The HIPAA rule is built to protect and prevent disclosing individuals’, and consumers’ identifiable health care information unlawfully and without getting authority from the concern parties. If someone break the law, individuals are subject to civil penalties of $100 on each violation but the penalty can accumulates based on numbers of violations; the standard maximum limit of civil penalties is $25,000 each person, each year (HIPAA Privacy Rule – What Employers Need to Know, n. d.). As per stacking rules, if a person violated two HIPAA standards, the penalty can be $50,000; Similarly, the criminal penalties subject to maximum of $ 250,000 and ten years in prison can be imposed to those individuals and parties who disclosed protected information
Introduction A. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), was created in 2010 under the President Obama administration. It is designed to reform the current healthcare system by offering more health insurance options at affordable rates. The reform aims to provide individuals with more health insurance options, alleviate out of pocket costs, and prevent gender discrimination. The basis of providing millions of Americans with quality health insurance options greatly benefits a majority of individuals.
Unfortunately HIPAA violations happen every year in our country. In fact, a situation happened in a New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center on May 7th 2010. The HIPAA violation happened after the electronic health records of 6,800 patients ended up on Google for the world to see. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who are responsible for HIPAA enforcement laws deeply investigated this case. It was discovered that a Columbia University physician who developed applications for New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University, attempted to deactivate a personally owned computer server on the network containing electronic protected health information (ePHI). Due to lack of technical
The Affordable Care Act, (ACA) often referred to as Obamacare, was signed into law March 23rd, 2010 and has quickly become a nightmare to millions of citizens nationwide. While there were fortunate people who benefited from the heavily subsidized and affordable healthcare that was not readily available before ACA was passed, many more people found that their once affordable healthcare was no longer an option due to new ACA requirements (how so?). ACA was designed to extend insurance benefits to roughly 30 million uninsured Americans. The Obama administration aimed to extend Medicaid and provide federal subsidies so lower and middle-class Americans could afford to buy private insurance. This act alone forced millions of Americans out of their
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed law March 23rd 2010 by President Obama. The Affordable Care Act is a health care reform that provides Americans with insurance and makes it more affordable as well as giving the recipient more options for places to go. An example of this would be able to choose between four doctors instead of two. The Affordable Care Act also provides people of a wide age range with better options for health insurance. As a results of the Affordable Care Act many uninsured people are receiving medical attention, young adults can stay on their parents insurance plans longer and Medicare and Medicaid have improved plans.
(September 30, 2013) - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published amended rules applicable to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 in January 2013. As explained by the Secretary of HHS, healthcare has experienced significant changes since HIPAA was enacted in 1996. The implementation of electronic medical records is just one of those changes. The new HIPAA regulations are designed to provide patients with better privacy protection, and additional rights not included in the original HIPAA rules. The new rules became effective on Sept. 23, 2013.
HIPAA has changed Healthcare Information in so many ways when it comes down to EDI. The system is designed to simplify electronic transactions and codes sets. The simplification of HIPAA was designed to show a consistency and operational improvements within the payer and the provider. In order to transfer healthcare information, it has to comply with the standards of HIPAA for that transaction.
The primary goal of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is to make it easier for people to keep health insurance, protect the confidentiality and security of health care information and help the health care industry control administrative costs. HIPAA is divided into different titles or sections that address a unique aspect of health insurance reform. Two main sections are Title I dealing with Portability and Title II that focuses on Administrative Simplification. Title I allows individuals to carry their health insurance from one job to another so that they do not have a lapse in coverage. It also restricts health plans from requiring preexisting conditions on individuals who switch from one health plan to another.
Description of the legislation/policy Health information technology can advance the health of individuals and aid with the performance of providers to produce and improve quality and cost savings in patients’ health. In 2009, Congress passed, and former President Obama signed into law the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Buntin, Burke, Hoaglin and Blumenthal, 2011). Authorized by the HITECH Act, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) has worked on health IT. The Health IT created legislation and regulations to provide requirements and certification criteria that the EHRs must meet to ensure health care
If you work in healthcare, anywhere from a small medical office to a big hospital to an insurance company, you need to be in compliance with HIPAA. This is a long, complicated document and even big insurance companies struggle to keep the rules fresh in everyone 's mind and everyone on top of the most critical functions. Here are a few things to make sure you are doing right:
In the same fashion, the Affordable Care Act demonstrates various elements that improve employment, families health, and the economic progression. Therefore, the Affordable Care Act is essential for lowering the overall healthcare costs by providing insurance for millions of Americans (Amadeo). With that said, the more people are covered the more the nation is filled with healthy citizens. Not to mention, this plan allows citizens to receive necessary treatment before worrying about the cost because the policy controls cost by regulating premiums, lowering overhead costs. There have been many controversies toward the policy; one being that it has a negative impact toward employment. However, it’s quite the opposite as it does not negatively
22 million. 22 million is the number of Americans who would not have had health insurance if it were not for Obamacare. That is around 4 times the number of people living in Singapore. Whether it be a cancer patient, or an employee working 30 hours a week, they may not have been insured. Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a health care act implemented in the US law, which was passed in 2010. It works to make health insurance more affordable for Americans, and essentially, improve the healthcare system in the US. But, many people oppose this healthcare act because they believe that the government should not force people to get insured, and pay a penalty for not doing so. However, one has to realise that although they may not have
The Affordable Care Act is also called Obamacare. It is also called Obamacare because it passed under the administration of Barack Obama. The ACA speaks for the most significant reform of the health care system since Medicare and Medicaid. Obama’s goal of the ACA was to reduce the amount of Americans that did not have insurance. He also wanted to reduce the overall cost of health care visits.
We live in a world where the communication is the foundation for sharing information between people and debating is a formal way of communicating. Debating on the “Insurance policies obtained through the Affordable Care Act should be replaced by High Deductible Health Plans paired with tax free Health Savings Accounts” was challenging in many ways. My team was on the con side. From the beginning, all members of the team agreed that the Affordable Care Act is a controversial and complicated topic, however, ACA has made a number of positive changes to the health care system and increased access to health care services. In addition, the ACA has a tremendous impact not just on patients, but also on health care providers and workers.