WHAT IS HIPAA

This is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.(HIPAA)It is a set of Federal rules that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive individual information .Personal and private information cannot be given out without the knowledge and consent of individual .(patient)This is to protect the privacy of our patient(individual)health information.In addition to this confidential treatment of all protected health information. If you are a healthcare professionals and you are not taking care of patient ,you don’t need his or her information. Patients have the right a notification of privacy practices in your care.Request corrections of your medical information, ask for restrictions on your medical records .Demand or request confidential and accurate accounting Medical information.

QUESTIONS

(1)What is HIPAA?.

Answer: It is the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act.It is a Federal government law designed to protect the privacy of an individual’s health information.

(2)When was HIPAA established?.

Answers: It was established by the Federal government in 1996.

(3) My neighbor is admitted into room XYZ.I decided to check her chart and find out why she is in the hospital.

(A )This is great, you are a good neighbor. You really care about your people.

(B )This is HIPAA violation. You have no business checking her chart since she is not under your care.

(C) It is a hoax. She knows that I work here and she choice to be here because she needs my help.

(D) Restricted information for doctors nurses and healthcare professionals.

Correct answer B.

Rationale: HIPAA is designed to protect the privacy of an individual’s health information even if she is your neighbor,your son or daughter.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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