January 28, 2014, 1:00 p.m. Pacific (4:00 p.m. Eastern)
Speaker: Brenda Hurley, CMT, AHDI-F, Hurley Makes It Happen
This presentation will discuss the many new and improved rights for patients provided under the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule. These changes are important for healthcare documentation professionals to understand both as a consumer of healthcare services and as a critical link in the healthcare documentation process.
Some of the new rights that will be discussed will include (1) patients can have access to the information within 30 days (or less) in a format they choose (with some stipulations), (2) the right to restrict disclosure of their information to their health plan when they pay for services out of pocket in full, (3) their genetic information is now protected under HIPAA and cannot be used for insurance underwriting purposes, (4) their decedent information is protected for 50 years after death then it is no longer considered PHI, (5) and more examples of new and/or expanded patient rights.
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