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Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Rights to Request Privacy Protection for Protected Health Information

Standard: Right of an Individual to Request Restriction of Uses and Disclosures of PHI

The Rule provides a standard (§164.522) that states that "a covered entity must permit an individual to request that....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001


Uses and Disclosures Requiring an Opportunity for the Individual to Agree or to Object


The Rule states (§164.510) that "a covered entity may use or disclose PHI without the written consent or authorization of the individual as described in the sections..[on Consents and Au....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Uses and Disclosure of Protected Health Information: General Rules
Standard: General

DHHS takes the approach to privacy-based on who, when, and under what circumstances protected health information (PHI) can and cannot be used. To further clarify the Rule’s intent, it has been writte....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Uses and Disclosures: Organizational Requirements

Hybrid Entities

Standard/Specification: Healthcare Component
The discussion in this part of the Rule (§164.504) notes that except for where it is specifically noted, when dealing with a hybrid entity [see Definitions], the r....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. What the Rule Covers

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Preemption of State [and other] Law[s]

{The preemption of state law remains one of the more controversial issues with Privacy. Parties generally disagreed on three specific issues. First, various groups that include AHIMA support complete preemption to establish a uniform national standar....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. Resources

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: January 02, 2001



Initially the reader will find only a few Web site resources available. As with other HIPAA components, this will change as the industry matures in its understanding. Since the final Rule has already created comments, the Secretary has already indicated that several technical amendments wi....

Final Rule for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy | AHIMA regulation analysis

Publication Date: January 02, 2001

Notes

Readers will notice that some word such as "healthcare" may be written in more than one way in this analysis. Style guides often require the term "healthcare" be stated as such, however, the federal government uses the term as "health care." In this document we will be using the te....

Final Rule for HIPAA Security Standards: Analysis by the American Health Information Management Association Policy and Government Relations Team - February 2003

Author: AHIMA Policy and Government Relations Team

Source: AHIMA regulation analysis

Publication Date: February 28, 2003


Impact | This Analysis Includes | General Rules | Administrative Safeguards | Physical Safeguards | Technical Safeguards | Organizational Requirements | Policies, Procedures, and Documentation | Matrix | Introduction

After a wait of some four and one-half years, the Department of He....

Evaluating the Information Governance Principles for Healthcare: Integrity and Protection

Author: Datskovsky, Galina; Hedges, Ron; Empel, Sofia; Washington, Lydia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2015



Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of four articles that discuss the eight Information Governance Principles for Healthcare.


AHIMA’s new Information Governance Principles for Healthcare (IGPHC) provides a framework for healthcare organizations to enhance their ab....

Envisioning Consistent Coding for All

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: April 2002


What if...a single entity oversaw all of the coding systems in use today? What if...all payers and providers were required to adhere to code set rules and guidelines in the same way? What if...there was one definitive set of coding rules, definitions, and guidelines that all users could easily....

Engaging Health Consumers with Health Information

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2013



This month's Journal of AHIMA takes a closer look at the importance of consumer engagement. HIM professionals have an obligation to the consumer to help maintain the integrity, security, and accessibility of health data and support the consumers' right to access their information in a secu....

E-HIM: a "Glocal" Challenge

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2004


The US is embarked on a public works agenda as major as highways, water works, and electrical grids. This same agenda is being pursued around the world in many developed and developing countries. It is a worldwide project to design and implement electronic health information systems. As HIM pr....

Divided Congress Faces Challenging Future

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2001




Our closely divided government reflects a closely divided nation. Governing and legislating in this atmosphere will be an interesting and unpredictable undertaking. As a result of the lengthy election process, Congress's organization and the presidential transition have taken an inord....

Delegating Complaint Line Responsibilities

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: March 02, 2001


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) adds several compliance requirements, with none more daunting than the administrative simplification rule for privacy. The question these privacy rules raise is whether the facility’s complaint line should be altered or e....

Data Quality: Part of the e-HIM Agenda

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2003


This has been another remarkable year for advancing HIM issues and the HIM profession. Programs to improve patient safety through information solutions have gone from the drawing board to demonstration projects. On April 14, the HIPAA privacy rule went into effect across the US. In July, the se....

Current Issues

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Source: AHIMA bibliography

Publication Date: September 15, 2001

Coding

Hospital Outpatient Services Prospective Payment System (PPS) Background [PDF file, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to print or view this document], HCFA, March 2000

HCFA Clarification of Modifier Usage in Reporting Outpatient Hospital Services, HCFA, Septembe....

Comments and Recommendations related to the RFI on the "Advanced Interoperability and Health Information Exchange"

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: April 17, 2013

Objectives related to the goals of interoperability and health information exchange are of great importance to AHIMA members who generally serve as the data stewards or governors of health information in their organizations across all sectors of the industry including involvement in organized health information exchange.

Collaborative Response to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) Request for Information (RFI) on National Health Information Network (NHIN)

Author: AHIMA; et al.

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: January 18, 2005


This Collaborative Response is submitted by: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), American National Standards Institute-Healthcare Informatics Standards Board (ANSI HISB), Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL)....

Coding Standards Remain AHIMA Priority in 2002

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2002


While legislative activity in Congress has been slow, 2002 has proven very active for various healthcare regulations, coding standards discussions, and AHIMA. Most activity has surrounded code sets and coding standards, healthcare information infrastructure, and privacy.

Changes to....

Coding: a Look at the Big Picture

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2002


The AHIMA Board of Directors has developed a comprehensive plan to address critical issues in coding for 2002. The focus on coding is just one of four special strategic initiatives on this year's agenda, which also includes membership, education, and work force issues. It's hard to ignore the f....

CMS Rule Allows CEHRT Flexibility

Author: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy Team

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2014



On August 29, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule that provides flexibility on how providers use certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) and qualify for attestation to the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program for the 2014 reportin....

Clinical Quality Measures for Providers

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 17, 2010



Feb 17, 2010 01:25 pm



AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 6a


Papers 5a and 5b in this series reviewed the functionality measures for providers and hospitals described in the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, publish....

Clinical Quality Measures for Hospitals

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 17, 2010



Feb 17, 2010 01:26 pm

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series
Paper no. 6b

Papers 5a and 5b in this series reviewed the functionality measures for providers and hospitals described in the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers fo....

Checking the Radar as the New Year Begins

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008


As health information managers, our radar screens are as full as those of air traffic controllers at O’Hare Airport. In the cover story that follows, AHIMA’s talented staff select 12 hot topics to watch in 2008, from regulations and standards to emerging e-HIM practices.
From th....

Call for Preparedness and Political Activism

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2001




As I read and heard stories about the emergency support and rescue efforts after September's terrorist attacks, three things came to mind. First, I thought about our medical systems' preparedness. Those in hospitals and other healthcare facilities often go through disaster preparednes....

Bridging the ICD-10 Divide through Advocacy: New National AHIMA Advocacy Initiative will Mirror THIMA ICD-10 Outreach Efforts

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2012



AHIMA has long advocated for ICD-10, and these advocacy efforts have overcome some stout barriers to ensure the implementation of the modern, more detailed classification system. Even with this recent success and the reassurance that comes with the final ICD-10 implementation date set for....

Brailer to HIM: Continue 'Larger, Louder, and Faster'

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2007


“Do what you are doing larger, louder, and faster,” David Brailer, PhD, MD, told attendees during his general session presentation. Brailer, who served as national coordinator for health information technology in the Department of Health and Human Services from 2004 to 2006, thanked the audienc....

ARRA Frequently Asked Questions

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Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: July 10, 2013

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed on February 17, 2009 by President Barack Obama. ARRA provides many different stimulus opportunities, one of which is $19.2 billion on health IT. Title XIII of ARRA was given a subtitle: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). It is this section that deals with many of the health information communication and technology provisions including Subpart D – Privacy.

Appropriate Use of the Copy and Paste Functionality in EHRs

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: March 2014

Use of the copy and paste functionality in EHRs can result in redundant, erroneous, and/or incomprehensible health record documentation. Misuse of this functionality has the potential to result in or contribute to several overarching challenges, with implications for the quality and safety of patient care, medico-legal integrity of the health record, and fraud and abuse allegations.

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