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Can someone please help me by reading my research project on HIPAA for me I just want to know if I did it right or not. These are the things that want me to do.Answers each question in a comlete paragraph that includes an introductory sentence, at least four sentences of explaination, and a concluding sentence. Provides clear organization( for example, uses words like first, however, on the other hand, and so on, consequently, since, next and when) Writes in his or her own words and uses quotation marks to indicate direct qoutations. Supports his oor her opinion by citing specific information from the assigned Web sites and any others references using correct APA or MLA guidlines for citations and references.Here are the questions #1 Does HIPAA affect the patient's access to his or her medical records? If so, discribe the effect and the procedure for obtaining access. #2 Under what circumstances can personal health information be used for purposes unrelated to health care? #3 Are there requirements for covered entities to have written privacy policies? I f so, what has to be addressed in the policy? This is what I have so far. Will you please write an example for if my is all wrong cause this is my first time doing this so I have no idea at all. Thankyou for your help I really appreaciate it very much.The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) The Congress mandated implementation of several federal privacy protections that allows patients to have more control over their health information, put clear lines on the uses and the releasing of specific health records (CDCP 2003).
HIPAA do not affect patient's access to their medical records. The Privacy Rule ensures a national floor of privacy protections for patiens by limiting the ways that health plans, pharmacies, hospitals, and others covered entities can use patients' personal medical information. Patients generlly should be able to see and obtain copies of their medical records and request corrections if they identify errors and mistakes and so on. Health plans, doctors, hospitals, cclinics, nursing homes, and other covered entities generlly should provides access these records within 30 days on the other hand they may charge patients for the cost of copying and sending the records.(OCR 2003)The Privacy Rule is designed to empower patients by guaranteeing them access to their medical records, giving them more control over how their Protected Health Information (PHI) is used and disclosed, and providing a clear avenue for recourse if their medical privacy is compromised.Since the rule is designed to protect medical records and other personal health information maintained by the certain health care providers,hospitals, health plans, health insurers and health care clearinghouses.(CDCP)
The Privacy Rule permits use and desclosure of protected health information, without an individual's authorization or permission, for 12 natioal priority purposes. These disclosures are permitted, although not required, by the Rule in recognition of the important uses made of health information outside of helath care context. Specific conditions or limitations apply to each public interest need for this information. These are the circumstances personal health information can be used for purposes unrelated to health care. Required by law; Public Health Activities; Victims of Abuse; neglect or Domistic Violence; Health Oversight Activities; Judicial and Administrative Proceedings; Law Enforcement Purposes; Decedents; Cadaveric Organ, Eye, or Tissue Donation; Research,Serious Threat to Health or Safety; Essential Government Functions; Workers Compensation. 9OCR 2003)
Yes Covered Entities are required to do alot of things. First they must adopt written Protected Health Information (PHI) privacy procedures, designate a privacy officer their business associates the necessity ti sign agreements respecting the cinfidentially of Protected Health Information (PHI); train all of their employees in privacy rule requirements; however, these entities have to give patients written notice of the covered entities' privacy pratices and access to their medical records, a chance to limit the use or disclosure of their information, the ability to have an accounting of any use to which the protect health information (PHI) has been put and a chance to request alternative methods of communication information. The Covered Entity's written privacy procedures must includ safegards for administration of Protected Health Information (PHI), physical security of such information, and electronic and other types of technical security (TWC 2004)

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    Thank you for eliminating the capital letters! Here are a few grammar points:

    HIPAA do not affect = HIPAA does not affect
    for patiens = (spelling) patients
    others covered entities = other covered entities
    Patients generlly = (spelling/typo) generally
    cclinics, = (typo) clinics
    generlly = generally
    should provides = should provide
    access these records = access to these records
    30 days on the other hand = run-on sentence = 30 days; on the other hand
    (NOTE: after the ) be sure to leave 2 spaces before the next sentence
    compromised.Since the rule = spacing = 2 spaces after a period = compromised. Since, etc.
    providers,hospitals, = spacing = one space after a comma = providers, hospitals ***this is not a complete sentence beginning with Since...
    desclosure = spelling = disclosure
    12 natioal = spelling = national
    outside of helath care = spelling of health
    NOTE: I see often that you are leaving only 1 space after a period = . New sentence....
    circumstances personal health = circumstances when personal health
    health care. = not a period but a colon = : (before you list those items that follow)
    Domistic = spelling of Domestic
    NOTE: In that same sentence, no space after a comma. Check the entire essay for spacing errors.
    Yes Covered Entities = punctuation = Yes, Covered, etc.
    alot of things = not one word but 2 = a lot of things
    a privacy officer their business associates the necessity ti sign agreements respecting the = something wrong with the entire sentence as the meaning is not clear plus spelling of "to"
    must includ safegards = 2 spelling errors = include safeguards

    Be sure you have covered all the questions in the prompt. I only checked your grammar.


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    You need to posy your wed sites where you found your answers. Make sure you do because you will be marked down on tit if you do not

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    i just happen to be doing the exact same research paper. i have my references somewhere, but i don't have time to look up exactly where i found this..

    HIPAA allows a patient to see their own medical record, with very few exceptions. For example,

    If your doctor decides that something in your file might endanger you or someone else, the doctor may not have to give this information to you
    If the patient is a convicted inmate in a correctional facility or in the military.
    You may not demand Psychotherapy Notes
    You may no demand material being specifically prepared for an anticipated legal defense by the Covered Entity

    so yeah, you can see your personal health file, but in certain situations you may not have access to the whole record.

    i hope i helped in some way!

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    I am doing the same exam and it is very time consuming.. But I am concerned about second response that HIPAA do not/does not affect. In deed the answer is that HIPAA affects the patients access to their records along with establishing written policies.. Most of your answer is correct but Youw rote it does not affect when indeed it does.. but go with your instincts :)

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    I`m doing this same eact researcgh project for Penn Foster and i`m haveing a really ough time with it. So if you could help meit would be really grateful! Thanks

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    I am also doing this paper and I am also having a really hard time as well!!

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    is this all of the report?

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    I am also doing this project and I must say, I'm freaking out a bit. I haven't been in school since 1978, so I am hesitant to submit my paper. Would anyone who has already completed it be willing to critique it before I submit it? I would greatly appreciate it and it would build my confidence.
    Much appreciated!!

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    This is really funny. The first day I looked it up on Google and found either a .gov site or something from a medical school. Penn Foster is really keeping thier cyber students busy and the fact that I can no longer find the original site is interesting. I have seen other postings too all from Penn Foster students. I myself would prefer to use a reference to something other than and "ask" site.

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    im just startina class for billing and codeing and we have homework which is to find where the diagnosis are found in the ICD-9-cm book for the diagnosis that are listed i don't understand

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    the medical code for tumor of the tooth socket #16 uncertain behavior

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    Please could someone help me with my Penn Foster College MEDICAL CODING & BILLING exams with mumbers 038187500, 038187600, 038187700.

    I am already having brain tumor cause of my inability to answer these exams for the past 7 months.


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    i just strated school and one of the assignments is to file an appeal for a doctor stating that he wants more money then the insurance company paid him and i have no idea on how to even start this letter can some one help me please?

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    Has anyone done the last research paper on the medical billing and coding? compairing three EMR's...

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