AHIMA External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit
Author: Beckett, Barb; Beidler, Aurae; Halpert, Aviva M.; Davis, Nancy; Gorton, Elisa R.; McLendon, Kelly; Rose, Angela Dinh; Shindell, Roger; Tucker, DeAnn
Source: AHIMA toolkit
Publication Date: January 2017
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A New Age for Mental and Substance Abuse Health Records: Considerations for Protecting Highly Sensitive Records in Electronic Systems
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Author: Gorton, Elisa R.
Source: Journal of AHIMA
Publication Date: April 2012
Management Practices for the Release of Information
Mental health and substance abuse records are generally recognized as containing "sensitive" protected health information (PHI) in need of privacy and security measures above and beyond what is required by HIPAA. There was a time when this sensitive PHI was kept separate and apart from a patie....
Author: Bock, Linda J.; Demster, Barbara; Dinh, Angela K.; Gorton, Elisa R.; Lantis, James R. Jr.
Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA
Publication Date: November 2008
HIPAA Standards Benefit Unrealized Related to Requests for Supporting Documentation
Exchange of health information is an essential function to the provision of high-quality and cost-effective healthcare. The information should be complete and timely for its intended purpose. While this sounds straightforward, often it is not an easy task in the complex medical and legal envir....
Author: Gorton, Elisa R.; Lantis, James R. Jr.; Lemery, Chrisann
Source: External - used with permission
Publication Date: May 07, 2008
Health care providers have begun to raise concerns regarding what they perceive to be conflicts between requests for information, using language such as "any and all", and the HIPAA mandate to provide only the "minimum necessary." (Health Plan & Provider Report, BNA)
Tales From the Crypt: A Panel Discussion
Author: Halpert, Aviva M.; Davis, Nancy; Gorton, Elisa R.; Husher, Jamie
Source: AHIMA Convention
Publication Date: October 10, 2007
The HIPAA Privacy Rule went into effect on April 13, 2003, and the Security Rule on May 23, 2005. Enforcement regulations followed shortly thereafter. Although no one knew what form Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and Center for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) investigations woul....