HIPAA Statutes and Rules

  1. Read the “HIPAA Administrative Simplification Statute and Rules” at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/index.html
    1. Review the links to each rule. 
    2. Select one of the eight major components on page 58 of your textbook, Information Systems for Healthcare Management.  8th edition (2014). (FYI- See the components at the end of instructions)
    3. Choose a rule from the Simplification Statute. 
    4. Discuss the features of a health information system related to this rule, or give an example of a health information transaction that would be applicable to your chosen area.
  2. Read the “Summary of the HIPAA Security Rule” at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/srsummary.html.
    1. Conduct further research on one of the safeguards. 
    2. Explain why it would be important for a health information professional to be familiar with your chosen safeguard.
  3. Find the “Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule” at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/index.html.
    1. Read the following sections:
      1. Introduction
      2. Who Is Covered by the Privacy Rule
      3. What Information Is Protected
      4. General Principle for Uses and Disclosures
      5. Enforcement and Penalties for Noncompliance
    2. Briefly explain the basic principle behind the Privacy Rule.
  4. Write one research paper addressing each point above (1–3). Format your paper according to APA style.
    1. A reference list is required. 
    2. The content of the paper should be two pages in length. 
    3. Provide at least one resource from a peer-reviewed journal. 

The 8 major components of HIPAA:

Employer-identifier standard, Enforcement, National provider-identifiers standard

Security standard, Transaction and code sets standard, Place-of-service codes for HIPAA transactions

 

Health insurance reform for consumers (HIPAA Title I), Medicaid HIPAA administrative simplification

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