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HIPAA. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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1 HIPAA

2 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

3 Confidentiality was being broken in many ways

4 Computers sold with information on them

5 Confidentiality was being broken in many ways Computers sold with information on them Records being sold or dumped

6 Confidentiality was being broken in many ways Computers sold with information on them Records being sold or dumped Verbal information being shared

7 HIPAA was singed into law in 1996 The law took effect in April of 2001

8 What does HIPAA do?

9 Consumers have control over health information

10 What does HIPAA do? Consumers have control over health information Rules for the release of medical information No disclosure for non health reasons

11 What does HIPAA do? Consumers have control over health information Rules for the release of medical information No disclosure for non health reasons. Increased security of PHI—personal health info

12 What does HIPAA do? Consumers have control over health information Rules for the release of medical information No disclosure for non health reasons. Increased security of PHI- personal health info Accountability for records use and information release

13 Busted Complaints go to who?

14 Busted Complaints go to who? Compliant officer of the facility Secretary of the DHHS

15 Busted Complaints go to who? Compliant officer of the facility Secretary of the DHHS- Fine

16 Busted Fine- $250, per infraction

17 Busted Fine- $250, Jail


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