HIPAA Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Moodey saw John last week for his annual physical. Dr. Moodey sent John for some lab work as he was concerned that John may have developed diabetes mellitus. John asked the Medical Assistant, Sally, to contact him on his cell phone to discuss the results of the lab tests. When the results came in, Sally called John’s home phone and left a message for him to contact the office. Which of the Patients’ Bill of Rights afforded under Title II of HIPAA did Sally violate? | 15 points | Directions to complete Question 1: * Use short responses, in complete sentences with proper grammar and spelling * Length of response should be between 2 to 3 sentences per question. | Answer:She should have kept communications with the patient private and within the facility. She infringed on the Patent’s Right to privacy. This is because patient’s confidentiality must be protected by all those who are part of health services. That is why it should not be discussed on the phone. Only the doctor should examine the results and give the recommendations based on the findings. She should have kept communications with the patient private and within the facility. She infringed on the Patent’s Right to privacy. This is because patient’s confidentiality must be protected by all those who are part of health services. That is why it should not be discussed on the phone. Only the doctor should examine the results and give the recommendations based on the findings. …show more content…
| #1 Answer:The Privacy Rule is to protect the public health by striking a balance when public responsibility supports disclosure of personal health information. | #2 Answer:Safeguards established healthcare providers must achieve to protect the privacy of health information. | #3 Answer:Patients are able to make informed choices regard how their personal health information is used. | #4 Answer:Violators are accountable, and will face both civil and criminal penalties if patient privacy rights are compromised | #5 Answer:Boundaries are set on the use and release of health records | #6 AnswerPatients have more control over their medical records. |

(See next page for part 5) Question 5: Match the procedural step for the HIPAA rules in regards to privacy/release of information to the purpose of the procedural step. (pg. 292) Type the letter from the Procedural Steps in the blank to the left of the Purpose. | 10 points | Directions to complete Question 5: * Click on “Choose an item” and click on the down arrow to access the letter selections. * You can use each letter only once.

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