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Winding Road to the Privacy Rule

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2001

We have a privacy rule. After years of effort from AHIMA members, the first national privacy standards were allowed to go into effect by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, with pressure from the White House.

It's time for HIM professi....

Who's Covered by HIPAA (HIPAA on the Job)

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2001

One of the mysteries of the administrative simplification section of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is determining who is covered or comes under the requirements of the act. This article will examine HIPAA to unravel some of the mystery of &quo....


Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

Because HIPAA gives patients the right to copy their medical records, does my facility have to supply a copy machine for this purpose or allow patients to take their records to a copy center?
According to section 164.520 of the HIPAA final privacy rule, an individual has "the right to inspect....

Understanding the Privacy Rule's Amendments

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2002

By now you know that amendments to the final privacy rule were published in the August 14, 2002, Federal Register. The amendments are intended to correct problems identified in the original privacy rule published on December 28, 2000.

This article presents a summary of some of....

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