Administrative Ethics Paper (Hcs-335)

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Administrative Ethics Paper HCS-335 Week 4/ day 7 There are many issues that may arise concerning patient privacy. Years ago it was not a pacific law protecting patient rights and privacy. In august of 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) were signed into law by President Bill Clinton (Physicians Billing Associates International, 2006). The HIPPA Act includes provisions for: • "Health insurance portability" • "Fraud and abuse control" • "Tax related provisions" • "Group health plan requirements" • "Revenue offset provisions" • "Administrative simplification requirements" (Physicians Billing Associates International, 2006) The act was put in place to help…show more content…
There are ways Rite Aid could ensure that patients understand the rights and where they could dispute anything, if they feel their information has been used incorrectly. Patients have the right to restrict how their personal information is shared. They could also request how they receive information from Rite Aid concerning their relationship with the company. If the patient wants to avoid any type of mailing from Rite Aid they could do so, and if Rite Aid decides to disobey that right, than they have violated a HIPPA rule. A patient also has the right to access their files, to make sure they are being protected at all times. Rite Aid also gives patients a chance to amend the rights: If you feel that the protected health information we maintain about you is incomplete or incorrect, you may request that we amend it. “You may request an Amendment for as long as we maintain the protected health information. A request for an Amendment must be made in writing. You must include a reason that supports your request. In certain cases, we may deny the request. If the request for Amendment is denied, you have the right to file a statement of disagreement with the decision, and we may give a rebuttal to your statement” (Rite Aid, Privacy, 2011).Rite Aid privacy act has been in effect since April 14, 2003. Rite Aid is a big organization that is located all around the United States. Each state carries different laws and

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