"Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act‚ most commonly known by its initials HIPAA‚ was enacted by Congress then signed by President Bill Clinton on August 21‚ 1996. This act was put into place in order to regulate the privacy of patient health information‚ and as an effort to lower the cost of health care‚ shape the many pieces of our complicated healthcare system. This act also protects individuals from losing their health insurance if they lose their employment or choose to

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    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Pros of HIPPA: 1) Allows patients legal rights to see‚ copy‚ and correct their personal medical information. 2) Prevents employers from accessing and using personal health information to make employment decisions. 3) It enables patients with pre-existing conditions to change jobs without worrying that their medical conditions would not be covered under a new employer’s health plan. Cons of HIPPA: 1) The regulations of

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  • Hippa: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act which means HIPAA for was passed in 1966. It has two parts: Title 1 and Title II. Title 1 offer insurance coverage for people who change careers or lose their jobs. Title II sets the security and privacy standards for how doctors‚ hospitals‚ health insurance companies‚ and employers who handle sensitive health information. The pros of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is that it has a broader awareness on the importance

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  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Compliance

    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance By Christopher Knight SEC 440 16 Oct 2014 TO: Company Chief Security Officer FROM: Security Engineer DATE: 16 Oct 14 SUBJECT: HIPAA Security Compliance for Alba‚ IA Hospital Any patient that is seen by a physician within the United States is to be protected by the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” or HIPAA‚ which was passed into law in 1996 (Jani‚ 2009). All health care facilities dealing with any protected

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  • Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act Essay

    HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. HIPAA does the following: • Provides the ability to transfer and continue health insurance coverage for millions of American workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs; • Reduces health care fraud and abuse; • Mandates industry-wide standards for health care information on electronic billing and other processes; and • Requires the protection and confidential

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  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Information

    HIPAA The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996 to safeguard medical information. Records previously were usually kept in file cabinets and were basically not protected. With the introduction of electronically transferring medical data‚ it became important to secure this information. HIPAA ensures how‚ when‚ where‚ and to whom this medical information can be distributed along with specific rules to follow. HIPAA does affect a patient’s access to their

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  • Health Insurance Portability Act

    can take place when someone has performed not permitted by law or not performed an act required by law. There are many cases of crimes such as murder‚ manslaughter‚ burglary‚ robbery‚ assault and battery‚ the list goes on. In medical facility‚ patients have the right to keep medical records confidential. Disclosing patient health information is an violation of HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and fines and criminal penalties can be imposed. Providers have an affirmative duty

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  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Regulatory Compliance

    impact a litigation process‚ which in the case of Stevens vs‚ Hickman Community Hospital was prominent when the Tennessee Court of Appeals dismissed the case based on failure to comply with Tennessee’s Medical Malpractice Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. This paper will include an IRAC Brief that will explain the case in detail followed by a brief explanation of governmental principles of regulatory compliance requirements‚ a brief explanation of methods for managing

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  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Privacy Rule

    Health Insurance Probability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandated the adoption of privacy and security protection for identifiable health information. This particular privacy rule has been implemented throughout the healthcare industry. The HIPAA privacy rule also protects all health information in a medical organization such as medical records and lab reports. In addition‚ security rule is limited in range and focuses primarily on electronic protected health information. The security regulation

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  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Medical Records

    medical facilities to check vital signs such as blood pressure or pulse‚ if they notice any trend of abnormal signs they are quickly observed‚ all due to medical records existing. Medical records also exist to offer legal protection for those provided health care. Medical records are also vital for financial reimbursement. Why is it important to maintain the medical records? Medical records should be organized in an orderly fashion‚ and all of the information within the record should be legible to the

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