HIPAA Violation, health & medical homework help


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Write an essay at least 300 words discussing the following situation and answering the questions.

There are many aspects of HIPAA that patients do not see. One thing they do see, however, is the Notice of Privacy Practices when it is presented to them. Some covered entities realize the importance of the HPP, but others do not. Metropolitan Family Medical Practice believes that the NPP is a waste of time, money and effort. The office manager believes that patients don’t read it or keep it when it is given to them. As such, the practice has discontinued that practice of providing it to patients or updating it.

1. Is this a HIPAA Violation with respoect to every patient who seeks services at MFMP on a given day? Why or why not?

2. Is it a HIPAA violation with respect to telephone consultations? Why of why not?

3. The office manager does keep a copy of the NPP posted near the front door and has posted a copy on the organization's website. Is this adequate to maintain HIPAA compliance?

4. Copies of the HPP are maintained in a drawer and given to patients who specifically request a copy. Is this adequate to maintain HIPAA compliance?

5. What do you foresee as long-term consequences if MFMP continues its practice of not providing NPPs to its patients?

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NPP Compliance
Failing to provide first-time patients with NPP is a great violation of the HIPAA act. The
HIPAA privacy rules demands covered health care, health plans providers to develop as well as
distribute a notice that offers a clear, simple explanation of the patients’ rights in relation to their
own individual health data and also the privacy practices concerning the health care, and health
plans providers (Krager&Krager, 2018). A patient has the right to receive a notice that explains
how a health plan or provider uses as well as discloses their health data. MFMP should provide
the patients with this notice on their very first day of the visit as well as post it in the facility
where all the patients can see it. Therefore, refusing not provide the informatio...

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