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Protecting the Privacy and Security of Patient Health Information

As a worker in the healthcare industry, you are affected by the Administrative Simplification Requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). You are required by law to follow these rules.

In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) made changes to HIPAA. Individuals who obtain protected information without authorization can face criminal penalty. This includes employees at a home health or hospice agency.

This course will help you comply with HIPAA.

You will learn about:

  • Which organizations are covered by HIPAA
  • The penalties for violating HIPAA
  • The Administrative Simplification Requirements of HIPAA, and how to comply with each

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List eight electronic health transactions covered by HIPAA
  • Identify safeguards required by HIPAA to ensure the privacy and security of health information
  • Identify the unique employer identifier used under HIPAA
  • Distinguish between uses and disclosures of health information that are and are not allowed under the HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • Discuss the changes to HIPAA as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act