Medical Law and Ethics

1693 Words Mar 6th, 2011 7 Pages
Marisela Perez
Ms. Tan
Due Thursday, November 28th, 2010 1. Explain patient-physician contract
A physician has the right, after forming a contract or agreeing to accept a patient under his or her care, to make reasonable limitation on the contractual relationship. The physician is under no legal obligation to treat patients who may wish to exceed those limitations. Under the patient-physician contract, both parties have certain rights and responsibilities. 2. Patient right and responsibilities
Patients have the right to choose a physician; although some managed care plans may limit choices. Patients also have the right to terminate a physician’s services if they wish. 3. Patient responsibilities
Patients are also part of the
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11. When did HIPAA became a law? What are the goals of HIPAA?
On August 21, 1996, the U.S. Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The primary goal of the act are to improve the portability and continuity of health-care coverage in group and individual markets; to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health-care insurance and health-care delivery; to promote the use of medical savings account; to improve access to long-term care services and coverage; and to simplify the administration of health insurance. 12. State three purpose of HIPAA
-Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health-care delivery by creating a national framework for health privacy protection that builds on efforts by states, health systems, and individual organizations and individuals.
-Protect and enhance the rights of patients by providing them access to their health information and controlling the inappropriate use or disclosure of that information.
-Improve the quality of health care by restoring trust in the health-care system among consumers, health-care professionals, and the multitude of organizations and individuals committed to the delivery of care. 13. What is HIPAA privacy rule?
The HIPAA Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information provide the comprehensive federal protection for the privacy of health information. The privacy rule is

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