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22 Cards in this Set

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code set
Any set of codes used to encode health care data elements.
covered entities
Health care providers and clearinghouses that transmit HIPAA transactions electronically.
covered transaction
Electronic exchanges of information between two covered-entity business partners using HIPAA-mandated transaction standards.
designated record set
Includes records maintained by or for a covered entity.
electronic data interchange
The use of uniform electronic network protocols to transfer business information between organizations.
electronic transmission
Sending information over electronic networks.
Coded information that cannot be read until it is decoded.
Hardware or software designed to prevent unauthorized access to electronic information.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Acct (HIPAA)
Federal law passed in 1996 to protect privacy and other health care rights for patients.
limited data set
Protected health information from which certain patient identifiers have been removed.
minimum necessary
The limited amount of patient information to be disclosed depending on circumstances.
Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)
A written document detailing a health care provider's privacy practices.
A reason for each use and disclosure of patient information.
Freedom from unauthorized intrusion.
Protected Health Information (PHI)
Information that contains one or more patient identifiers.
Document that includes the standards.
Policies and procedures used to protect electronic information from unauthorized access.
A general HIPAA requirement.
state preemption
If a state's privacy laws are stricter than HIPAA privacy standards, the state laws take precedence.
Transmission of information between two parties for financial or administrative activities.
treatment, payment, and healthcare operations (TPO)
Treatment means that a health care provider can provide care; payment means that a provider can disclose PHI to be reimbursed; healthcare operation refers to HIPAA-approved activities and transactions.
Verify the identificatio of anyone requesting patient information.