Healthcare Legal Concepts
Colorado Technical University Online
Instructor Damarie Nix
July 25, 2011
OUTLINE FOR TRAINING HIPPA EDUCATION
I. What is HIPAA
II. What is the Purpose of HIPAA?
III. What are the benefits of HIPAA?
g. Privacy Notice
h. Accounting of disclosure
IV. Why do you have to take HIPPA training?
l. Federal laws
m. State Laws
V. Who should be trained?
n. .Everyone working with patient information
o. All services with patient information
VI. When should employees be trained?
p. New hires
q. Present employees
VII. How should HIPAA education be done?
a. New hires
b. Present employees
SUMMARY OF OUTLINE
HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Along with state laws it covers any patient information through billing. It provides privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI) and strives for simplification through electronic billing.
The purpose of HIPAA is to protect people’s health information. This covers physical and technical information. Anything that could identifies a person or that can be used to find the person is Personal Health Information. (PHI) Such information includes the patients name, birthday, social security number, driver’s license, fax machine, photos, e-mail, or medical record number. HIPAA governs the uses and disclosure of that information in all phases. Accountability means that individuals releasing such information can be discharged from their position and fined for civil offense &100 and up to $25,000. Criminal penalties can be $250.000 and possible 10 years in jail.
The benefits of HIPAA require that a...