Week 4/ day 7
There are many issues that may arise concerning patient privacy. Years ago it was not a pacific law protecting patient rights and privacy. In august of 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) were signed into law by President Bill Clinton (Physicians Billing Associates International, 2006). The HIPPA Act includes provisions for:
• "Health insurance portability"
• "Fraud and abuse control"
• "Tax related provisions"
• "Group health plan requirements"
• "Revenue offset provisions"
• "Administrative simplification requirements"
(Physicians Billing Associates International, 2006)
The act was put in place to help create a standard that will protect patient’s medical records and personal health records nationwide. This act will help healthcare workers keep better control of patient’s information. HIPPA has a privacy rule that concerns health plans; the rule provides healthcare workers information on how to transmit individual’s health, vision, prescription, and any type of medical information safely. This essay will describe how Rite Aid pharmacy informs patients of how their personal information is disclose and protected against violations of their rights. And ensure them that their information continues to stay protected and all HIPPA privacy law is followed. Recently Rite Aid pharmacy put out an article updated article concerning Patient Privacy. The notice describes how medical information may have been used and disclosed, and how patients can get access to the information (Rite Aid, Privacy, 2011). Rite Aid strives informed patient how the information could impact their privacy. If patient medical and personal information was breached it could cause harm to the patient; such as identity theft. Identity theft is a common crime amongst people and that’s why hospital, medical centers, pharmacies, and any type of entity...