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Course 625 Certificate
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Modules: 3
Hours: 3
Sectors: Healthcare

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The HIPAA law is said to be the most significant act of Federal legislation to affect the health care industry since Medicare and Medicaid were rolled out in 1965. Healthcare providers and employees should take this important course to receive a summary of key elements of the HIPAA rules.

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Key Topics

  • HIPAA Law Components
  • Privacy and Security Rule
  • Protecting Patients' Privacy
  • Covered Entities
  • Personal Rights
  • Good Privacy Practices
  • Protected Information
  • Sharing Health Information
  • Protected Healthcare Identifier
  • Healthcare Clearing House
  • Electronic Protected Health Information
  • Non-Compliance Enforcement
  • Training Requirements
  • Filing Complaints
  • Civil Money and Criminal Penalties
  • Administrative, Physical, and Technical Safeguards
  • Employers and Health Information in the Workplace

Target Audience

  • Employee
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Introduction

HIPAA Law

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HIPAA stands for "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" (HIPAA). President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on August 21, 1996. It is said to be the most significant act of Federal legislation to affect the health care industry since Medicare and Medicaid were rolled out in 1965. The law officially became effective on July 1, 1997.

HIPAA required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop regulations to protect the privacy and security of certain health information.

Training Requirements

The following is a specific list of who needs to be HIPAA compliant:

  • Covered healthcare providers (hospitals, clinics, regional health services, individual medical practitioners) who carry out transactions in electronic form
  • Healthcare clearinghouses (billing services, repricing companies, community health management information systems, information systems, and value-added networks)
  • Health plans (including insurers, HMOs, Medicaid, Medicare prescription drug card sponsors, flexible spending accounts, public health authority, in addition to employers, schools or universities who collect, store or transmit EPHI, or electronic protected health information)
  • Company business associates (including private sector vendors and third-party administrators)

Course Components

This course is a summary of key elements of the HIPAA rules and not a complete and comprehensive guide to compliance. Entities regulated by the Rule are obligated to comply with all of its applicable requirements and should not rely on this summary as a source of legal information or advice.

After completing this course, you will have the knowledge of the following components:

  • privacy and security rules
  • protected healthcare identifiers (PHIs)
  • wrongful disclosure of PHI
  • personal rights under HIPAA
  • protected information
  • sharing health information
  • how to file a HIPAA complaint
  • covered entities
  • electronic protected health information
  • enforcement and penalties for non-compliance

Modules

To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

Click on the links below to access the modules. You can also click on the links at the top of the page.

Module 1 - HIPAA Overview

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Discuss the scope of the standard and its application.
  • List and define some of the primary terms used in the standard.

Module 2 - Energy Control Program and Procedures

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe the purpose of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
  • Discuss strategies to protect patient privacy.
  • Describe the purpose of the HIPAA Security Rule.
  • Identify "covered entities" under the Security Rule.
  • Discuss how the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules differ.
  • Discuss how the Privacy Rule applies to Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • List the 18 HIPAA Identifiers

Module 3 - Application of Controls

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe procedures for preparing for shutdown.
  • Describe procedures for equipment/machinery shutdown and isolation.
  • Discuss the procedure for lockout/tagout device application.
  • Identify methods to control hazardous energy sources.
  • Discuss procedures for release from lockout tagout.
  • Describe procedures for testing or position machines.
  • Discuss requirements for coordinating with outside contractors.
  1. Your Personal Rights Under HIPAA
  2. Health Care Provider Responsibilities

Course 625 Final Exam

Exam score sheet

After studying the course material and answering the quiz questions, it is time to take the final exam. We highly recommend answering the module quiz questions to check your understanding of the course material. The final exam questions are typically developed from these quiz questions.

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to make sure students have gained a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a passing score on course final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams: as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

This is an open book exam. Students are permitted to use a separate browser window to review course content while taking the exam. If you do not pass a final exam, you will see a "Retake Exam" button next to the course on your student dashboard.

If you have already paid for your certificate

If you have already paid for certificates, your exam score will be displayed on your student dashboard after successfully passing the final exam. If you chose PDF certificates, you can view and print your certificate and personal transcript from your student dashboard. If you chose original printed documents, they will be prepared and mailed to the address in your student account.

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Take the Final Exam

Course 625 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

Endnotes

1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014). HIPAA and OSHA: Whistleblower Complaints. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA-factsheet-HIPPA-whistle.pdf

2. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2006). Health Information Privacy. Retrieved from: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/provider_ffg.pdf

3. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2014). HIPAA Privacy Rule: What Employers Need To Know. Retrieved from: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/privacysummary.pdf

4. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2014a). Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Retrieved from: www.twc.state.tx.us/news/efte/hipaa_basics.html

5. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2014b). Health Information Privacy. Retrieved from: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/

6. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2014c). Sharing Health Information With Family Members and Friends. Retrieved from: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/sharing-family-friends.pdf

7. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2014d). A Health Care Provider’s Guide to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Retrieved from: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/provider_ffg.pdf

8. Government of Kansas. (2014). HIPAA. Retrieved from: www.dcf.ks.gov/Agency/Documents/HIPAA-Training.pdf