Flashcards in Chapter 8 Privacy Law and HIPAA Deck (11):
freedom from unauthorized intrusion
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
- changes to HIPAA privacy and security regulations
- Changes in HIPAA enforcement
- Changes that address health information held by either covered entities or business associates not expressly covered by HIPPA
- changes relevant to HIPAA administration, and studies, reports, and educational initiatives related to health care
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPPA)
a federal law passed in 1996 to protect privacy and other health care rights for patients. The act helps workers keep continuous health insurance coverage for themselves and their dependents when they change jobs, and protects confidential medical information from unauthorized disclosure and or use. It was also intended to help curb rising cost of health care fraud and abuse.
Health care providers and clearinghouses that transmit HIPPA transactions electronically and must comply with HIPAA standards and rules
Electronic exchanges of information between two covered-entity business partners using HIPAA-mandated transactions standards
designated record set
Records maintained by or for a HIPAA covered entity
Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)
A written document detailing a health care provider's privacy practices
Protected health information (PHI)
Information that contains one or more patient identifiers.
To remove from health care transactions all information that identifies patients
If state's privacy laws are stricter than HIPAA privacy standards, the state laws take precedence.