Hca/230 Checkpoint: Hipaa Evaluation

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In 1996 the U.S. Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The first pro about the HIPAA law is that it protects yours or a patient’s security and privacy rights. Every patient must read and sign that hit the consent form which will allow the patient’s medical records to be released. The patient will also have access and complete control over their medical records. The second pro in the HIPAA law is that it allows Health Care providers to check the patient’s eligibility prior to receiving any medical treatments. Let’s say a patient has a preexisting health condition or issue and they lose their job, the outpatient me continue to stay with the same Health Insurance. The last pro for HIPAA law would be that patience will benefit from the ongoing Health Care to provide good high quality of care because they are so many of risks and security breaches such as selling patience private information. The first come for Hezbollah is many people do not sign the HIPAA consent forms which then becomes a challenge or inconvenience to obtain the appropriate Health Care that would be needed at that time. Also not receiving a patience full medical file or records in an emergency is another hassle to obtain appropriate care for the patient. Another had thought, is the Health Insurance companies end up having to pay higher medical expenses on a high risk patient. This could very well decrease or limit Health Care programs. The last comment on the HIPAA law is hiring and training Health Care staff, in ministration, and healthcare professionals for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The cost of the required Electronic Systems and along with the needed people work on HIPAA is very costly. I truly believe that the HIPAA law is generally a good thing for Health Care patients. In order to improve his law and eliminate some of the negative aspects I would make everything computerized and eliminate any or all people...
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