Gateway Technical College Medical Law and Ethics HIPAA Discussion
The purpose of HIPAA is to protect patient rights and privacy. Many health care providers, however, feel that HIPAA restricts their ability to practice medicine.
- In a concise paragraph, explain from the health care provider’s perspective how following HIPAA could interfere with delivering care to a patient.
- As a health care manager, you will be responsible for ensuring HIPAA compliance of your staff. Describe a scenario where one of your clinical staff (physician, physician’s assistant, nurse, medical assistant, etc.) violates HIPAA, and how you handle the counseling and reporting responsibilities.
- Create documentation for the employee’s file. Remember, this is legally discoverable information. Your formatting should be clean and professional. Include all details of the incident, and actions are taken to reprimand and ensure future compliance.