What is HIPAA?
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. A federal law created in 1996 to protect the patient's rights in regards to their health information.
What are the Patient's Rights?
Right to inspect/copy their health information
Right to request an amendment to their health information
Right to receive an accounting of disclosures
Right to adequate official Notice of Privacy Practices
Right to request restriction on certain uses and disclosures of information
What is the Notice of Privacy Practices?
Informs the patient of:
- Individual rights
- Physician's legal duties
- Uses and disclosures
- Contact person and Department of Health and Human Services
- Non-retaliation and termination
What is the Consent/Acknowledgment Form?
Acknowledgment that patients understand the uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information on the practice related to:
- Healthcare Operations
What is the Authorization Form?
Authorization for the use and disclosure of protected health information