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Medical Laws and Ethics Record Management

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Before you begin, save this document to your computer. You will need to submit your answers in the area indicated below. | The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a national law that protects a patient’s rights to privacy. As a Medical Administrative Assistant, it is important for you to understand and uphold this law to protect your patients’ health information. In this assignment, you will practice applying HIPAA regulations. Click here to download the Personal Health Record (PHR) to answer the first three questions. | Tips for answering questions: * Read the question more than twice, if necessary, to make sure you understand what you are asked to do. *
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(See next page for part 3) Question 3: John was involved in an automobile accident and was taken to the Emergency Department by ambulance for treatment. The physician in the ED contacted Dr. Moodey’s office for information regarding John’s health as he was unconscious and unable to give a medical history. Dr. Moodey’s office was not able to contact Holly.

According to the information on the Adult Health Information form, is there anyone other than Holly they can contact? Who? | 10 points | Directions to complete Question 3: * Use short responses, in complete sentences with proper grammar and spelling * Length of response should be between 2 to 3 sentences per question. | Usually when filling out information on a health form it gives you an option to add more than one emergency contact just in case one of them can’t be reached. In this case John listed his brother Jose Valez, as a secondary emergency contact. |

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Question 4: under Title II HIPAA, what are the six items for “Patient’s Rights”? List them below. Created | 15 points | Directions to complete Question 4: * Use short responses, in complete sentences with proper grammar and spelling * Length of response should be between 2 to 3 sentences per question. | #1 Answer:The Privacy Rule is to protect the public health by striking a balance when public responsibility supports
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