The five elements pertaining to the establishment of a false claim under the False Claims Act are the government must establish that the claim submitted is false and that it was submitted knowingly, the government must establish that the person submitted the claim with actual knowledge, in deliberate ignorance, or with reckless disregard for the claim’s truth or falsity, the claim was against a department or agency of the United States and if the claim was material.
Privacy Standards were designed to accomplish the following three broad objectives: Define and limit the circumstances in which entities use and disclose PHI, establish certain individual rights regarding PHI and require covered entities to adopt administrative safeguards to protect the confidentiality and privacy of PHI. According to our textbook, the HIPAA Privacy Standards prohibit covered entities from using or disclosing individually identifiable health information that is or has been transmitted or maintained electronically. This requirement is not limited to the record in which the information appears but applies to the actual information itself. Any information that has been transmitted by fax, telephone, computer, electronic handheld device is protected by the HIPAA Standards. Privacy Standards states that an individual has rights over their health information, including the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of their PHI, the right to inspect and copy their PHI, the right to amend their PHI, and the right to receive an accounting of disclosures of their PHI. Covered entities must comply with the Security Standards with respect to e-PHI. Compliance requires the covered entity to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all e-PHI the covered entity creates, receives, maintains, or transmits, protect against any reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information, protect against any reasonably anticipated...
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