RE: Accounting for disclosures

2003-01-28 Thread Lamb, Tina
We are an acute care facility that will be implementing both an automated process a manual process. After completing an extensive analysis and several brainstorming sessions, we found that a lot of what we are required to track is already documented in the patient's medical record. Those items

JCAHO BA resource

2003-01-28 Thread David Frenkel
New Tools Now Available on Jayco The Joint Commission's extranet for health care organizations, Jayco, will be a key source of information and communication throughout 2003 and under the 2004 accreditation process Shared Visions-New Pathways. Jayco now houses a model HIPAA business

RE: EMS and the NPP

2003-01-28 Thread Gerald E. DeLoss
Yes, the Preamble states that in emergency situations the EMS must still provide the NPP as soon as reasonably practicable after the emergency and that the EMS must provide the NPP and make a good faith effort to obtain written acknowledgment at the time of transportation in non-emergency cases.

clergy disclosure policy

2003-01-28 Thread Beth Cole
We have decided to limit information disclosure by denomination, as specified in the OCR December, 2002 guidance, along with having an opt-in policy for people who wish to be visited by a member of the clergy. However, we ran into a problem. We have in our area the State of Kansas Chaplain of

Some Questions that I've asked before....

2003-01-28 Thread Jim Moores
Hi All, I've asked these questions before, but didn't get much response (or any at all on some). Since we're all getting close to THE DATE, I thought re-asking might get more/better response, so I'm re-postinga digest of the questions. Any discussions of what you are doing and / or

Re: clergy disclosure policy

2003-01-28 Thread Noel Chang
In fact, section 164.514(h)(1) which establishes the requirements to verify the identity and the authority of a person requesting PHI specifically exempts disclosures under section 164.510 (the section that permits disclsoure for facility directories and notification purposes) from that

RE: Accounting for disclosures

2003-01-28 Thread mstucky
Tina, I am glad to here that someone else is utilizing existing systems. I also have developed a database for tracking disclosures. We, however have identified areas that release info and those departments/areas will be given access to enter the disclosure by patient into the database. Thanks

Re: clergy disclosure policy

2003-01-28 Thread William J. Kammerer
I thought I recognized Beth's question: it also appeared on HIPAAdead (as Tim McGuinness delicately puts it). I agree with Noel, insofar as it's the provider's decision whether it will take advantage of the permission in ยง 164.510(a)(1)(ii) to allow clergy access to the directory. If it does,

Medical Records

2003-01-28 Thread Cathy Campbell
I have an interesting question that I need some help with. We had an office manager call today inquiring about a problem that I don't know how to respond to her. She is in a practice where a physician shared expenses and leased space from her practice (he was his own entity). The physician

RE: Some Questions that I've asked before....

2003-01-28 Thread Jim Moores
Hi Deborah, Thank you for responding... See my comments in Bold "Deborah Campbell" [EMAIL PROTECTED] 01/28/03 01:36PM Here goes my opinion. 1) We haven't decided if we will release any info to the subscriber on one of their members. So couldn't you use this as an excuse? Say, "I'm

RE: Accounting for disclosures

2003-01-28 Thread Shek, Molly
The American Health Information Management Association web site has some very good articles on Accounting of Disclosures and the Association also provides an Accounting of Disclosures Analysis grid. This is a very good tool to assist one in identifying the disclosures that do not require tracking

Confidential Communications

2003-01-28 Thread Halfhill, Annette
Can anyone please give me ideas of what they think patients would request with the Restrictions on the Uses and Disclosures of PHI and the Confidential Communications. We have the following in place already, and are trying to write a common-sense policy about these issues. It is hard to anticipate

RE: Some Questions that I've asked before....

2003-01-28 Thread Line, Phyllis
Jim, Here is a site that contains a document regarding designated record set that might useful to you. http://www.nchica.org/HIPAAResources/Samples/DesRecSets.pdf Phyllis Line HIPAA Privacy Officer HEREIU Welfare Pension Funds 630-236-5114 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original

NPP and Medicaid Managed Care

2003-01-28 Thread Thomas Johnson
Just for those who may have wanted to knowI have just received a letter from Richard Fenton, Acting Director, Family and Children's Health Programs, CMS, indicating that with regards to the intersection between required HIPAA language for health plan enrollees and the new Medicaid Managed Care

Is patient email address PHI?

2003-01-28 Thread Brousseau, Susan
This seems picayune, but: Email address is listed in the reg as an identifier that must be removed from data being disclosed. If we email a patient, would addressing that email to their email address be considered a violation of HIPAA? Thank you, Susan Brousseau Business Analyst ---

RE: Some Questions that I've asked before....

2003-01-28 Thread Beth . Kranda
I will only take 3) 164.502 (g)(1) requires that you treat a Personal Representative as the individual i.e. must give access (g)(3) requires that you treat a parent or guardian as a Personal Representative The only exceptions provided are described in (g)(3) which seem to be very

Notice of Privacy Practices

2003-01-28 Thread Musser, Marilyn J
Hello - just FYI - Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa has posted its Notice of Privacy Practices on our website: www.wellmark.com/hipaa/hipaa.htm Some may find it a helpful reference. It is being mailed in the next 2 months to our fully-insured contract holders in IA and SD. Marilyn

RE: Is patient email address PHI?

2003-01-28 Thread Beth . Kranda
I will go out on a limb with an unsubstantiated opinion because it is late Only if the email also contained health information or some indictor of health status - or - If they could infer by the name or address of the sender the health status of the recipient. Would anyone out there agree

RE: Is patient email address PHI?

2003-01-28 Thread Noel Chang
I didn't respond to the original message because the question was not clear to me. When Susan wrote Email address is listed in the reg as an identifier that must be removed from data being disclosed was she referring to the requirement in section 164.514(b)(2)(i) that ennumerates the various